U.S. Standards for Grades of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Fruits and Vegetables for Processing, Nuts, and Specialty Crops

U.S. Standards for Grades of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Fruits and Vegetables for Processing, Nuts, and Specialty Crops

Docket Number: AMS-FV-14-0090
Effective Date: September 6, 2016
 
Summary

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is revising 41 U.S. Standards for Grades of fresh fruits and vegetables, fruits and vegetables for processing, nuts, and specialty crops by removing the “Unclassified” category from each standard. This revision brings these grade standards in line with other recently amended standards and current terminology. The change also updates the standards to more accurately represent today's marketing practices and provide the industry with greater flexibility.

Contact
Olivia Vernon, Standardization Branch
Speciality Crops Inspection Division
Fruit and Vegetable Program, AMS, USDA
National Training and Development Center
Riverside Business Park
100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 101
Fredericksburg, VA  22406
Phone: (540) 361-2743
Fax: (540) 361-1199
 
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