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TABLE VI.- RECOMMENDED FILL WEIGHT VALUES

Container designation (metal, unless otherwise designated)

Green tipped and white; and white-spears, tips, or points (small, medium, large, or blends of these sizes)

Sampling X'nin LWLE LRLY LWL LRL R Ross allowance

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Green tipped and white; and white-spears, tips, or points (extra large, colossal,

glant, or blends of these sizes)

Container designation (metal, unless otherwise designated)

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8 oz glass..
8Z short.
8Z tall.,
No. 1 picnic...
12Z..
1349Z glass.
No. 300.
800 x 409
No. 1 tall.
No. 303 glass...
No. 303.
No.2.
No. 283 glass..
No. 273..
No. 5 squat.

6.2 1.8 5.3 6.6 7.8 8.7 9.1 9.4 10.1 10.6 10.3 12,5 18.0 18.3 12.5

4.9 4.6 6.0 6.3 7.4 8.3 8.7 9.0 9.6 10.0

9.8 11.9 17.1 17.4 41.2

4.9 6.1 7.2 8.1 8.5 8.8 9.4 9.8 9,6 11.5 16. 7 17.0 40.6

4.6 4.2 4.7 5.9 7.0 7.8 8.2 8.6 9.1 9.5 9.3 11.2 16.1 16. 4 39.7

8.5 6.6 7.3 7.7 8.0 8.6 9.0 8.8 10.5 15.1 15.4 38.3

0.70 0.70 0.70 0.80 0.90 1.10 1.10 1.10 1. 20 1. 20 1. 20 1.60 2. 20 2. 20 3. 30

1.60 E
1.50 E
1.50 E
1.70 F
2.0 G
2.20 H
2. 20 H
2. 20 H
2. 50
2. 50
2.50
3.20 L
4. 70 R
4. 70 R
6.90 W

TABLE VIII.- RECOMMENDED FILL WEIGHT VALUES

Green-cut spears; bottom cuts; or cuts-tips removed

Container designation (metal, unless otherwise designatod)

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4.3 3.9

8 oz glass....-8Z short. 8Z tall.. No. 1 picnic.. 12Z. No. 300. 800 X 409. No. 1 tall No. 303 glass. No. 303. No.2... No. 244 glass. No. 213. No. 6 squat. No. 10.

4.9 4.5 6.0 6. 3 7.6 8.9 9. 1 9.4 9.7 9.6 12.0 17.3 17.6 41.0

4.6 1.2 4.7 6.0 7.2 8.5 8.7 9.0 9.3 9.1 11.6 16.7 17.0 40.2 64.3

4.5 4.1 1.6 6.9 7.0 8.3 8.5 8.8 9.1 8.9 11.3 16.4 16.7 39.8 63. 7

6.7 6.8 8.1 8.3 8.5 8.8 8.6 11.0 16.0 16.3 39.2 62.9

4.0 3.6 4.1 6.4 6.4 7.7 7.9 8.0 8.3 8.1 10.5 16.4 15. 7 38.3 61.6

0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.80 0.90 0.90 1.10 1. 10 1.10 1. 20 1. 40 1.40 2. 10 3.0

1.60 E 1.60 E 1.50 E 1.60 E 1.70 F 2.0 G 2.0 G 2. 20 H 2. 20 H 2. 20 H 2. 80 I 3.0 к 3.0 к 4. 40 6. 40

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TABLE IX.- RECOMMENDED FILL WEIGHT VALUES

tainer designation (metal, uness otherwise designated)

Green tipped and white-cut spears; bottom cuts; or cuts-tips removed

Sampling Xola LWLY LRLT LWL LRL

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| FR 13336, May 21, 1978; 88 FR 16511, Juno 18, 1973)
SIZE (DIAMETER) OF SEARS, TIPS, AND

FACTORS OF QUALITY
POINTS

8 52.2550 Ascertaining the grade. 12.2548 Size (diameter) of spear, (a) General. In addition to considertips, and points.

ing other requirements outlined in the The size (diameter) of asparagus

standards, the following quality factors ears, tips, and points in canned aspara- are evaluated in ascertaining the grade s is determined by measuring the larg

of the product: i diameter across the base at right

(1) Factor not rated by score points. gles to the longitudinal axis of the

(i) Flavor. it. Units compressed in processing

(2) Factors rated by score points. ould be restored to their approximate

(i) The relative importance of each iginal contour before sizing. Asparagus

factor which is rated is expressed numerears longer than 5 in are measured at a

ically on the scale of 100. The maximum int 5 in from the top of the spear. Units

number of points that may be given each

such factor is: in in length and less are measured at

Factors:

Points e base or largest cut end of the unit.

Liquor

10 52.2549 Compliance with single sizo Color

20 recommendations.

Defects

80

Character Canned asparagus spears, tips, and vints will be considered as meeting a Total score.

100 signated size when not more than 20

(11) "Good flavor" means that the rcent, by count, of all the units are

product has a good, characteristic normal the next size smaller or the next size

flavor and odor and is free from objecrger than the diameter range of the tionable flavors and objectionable odors articular size designation.

of any kind. TABLE X

(111) “Fairly good flavor" means that ZES (DIAMETER) OF ASPARAGUS SPEARS, TIPS,

the product may be lacking in good flavor AND POINTS IN CANNED ASPARAGUS

and odor but is free from objectionable

flavors and objectionable odors of any

Diameter (16ths of 'ord designation:

Inch)

kind. Small

Approximately $ 52.2551 Ascertaining the rating for 6/16.

the factors which are scored. Medium

6/16 to 8/16. Large

8/16 to 10/16.

The essential variations within each Extra largo or

10/16 to 13/16.

factor which is rated by score points mammoth.

are so described that the value may Colossal

13/16 to 16/16.

be ascertained for such factors and exGiant

16/16 and over. pressed numerically. The numerical Blend of sixou.

A mixture of 2 or range within each such factor is inclu

tho sive (for example, “17 to 20 points” means foregoing size. 17, 18, 19, or 20 points).

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$ 52.2552 Liquor.

(a) (A) classification. Canned asparagus that possesses a clear liquor may be given a score of 9 or 10 points. “Clear liquor" means that the liquor may possess a typical yellow or green color and is fairly free from suspended material and sediment.

(b) (C) classification. If the canned asparagus possesses a fairly clear liquor a score of 7 or 8 points may be given. "Fairly clear liquor" means that the liquor may be cloudy but not excessively cloudy or may possess an accumulation of sediment which may be slightly gray or slightly brown but is not seriously objectionable and is not off color.

(c) (SStd) classification. Canned asparagus that fails to meet the requirements of paragraph (b) of this sectiori may be given a score of 0 to 6 points and shall not be graded above Substandard, regardless of the total score for the product (this is a limiting rule). $ 52.2553 Color.

(a) General. The color of asparagus in canned asparagus is based on the type and style of asparagus and the characteristic and predominant color of the units,

(b) (A) classification. Canned asparagus that possesses a good color may be given a score of 17 to 20 points. “Good color" has the following meanings with respect to the following types and styles of canned asparagus:

(1) Spears, tips, or points—(i) Green. The units possess a good, characteristic, green, light green, or yellowish green color typical of well developed asparagus, and the bottom portion of not more than 10 percent, by count, of the units, or one unit, whichever is larger, may possess typical white or yellowish white color not to exceed one-eighth of the length of the unit.

(ii) Green tipped. The units possess a good, characteristic, green, light green, or yellowish green color wth typical white or yellowish white color at the base ends, typical of well developed asparagus, and not more than 20 percent, by count, of the units may possess typical white or yellowish white color in excess of onehalf of the length of the unit or may be all green.

(iii) Green tipped and white. The units possess a good, characteristic, white or yellowish white color, and may possess green, light green, or yellowish green heads and adjacent areas typical of well

developed asparagus, and not more than 20 percent, by count, of the units may possess green, light green, or yellowish green heads and adjacent areas exceeding one-half of the length of the unit.

(iv) White, The units possess a good, characteristic, white, or yellowish white color typical of well developed asparagus, and not more than 10 percent, by count, of the units, or one unit, whichever is larger, may possess green, light green, or yellowish green heads and adjacent areas not to exceed one-half of the length of the unit.

(2) Cut spears, bottom cuts or cutstips removed, and mixed-(i) Green. The units possess a good, characteristic, green, light green, or yellowish green color typical of well developed asparagus, and not more than 10 percent, by count, of the units may be green and white or white: Provided, That not more than 2 percent, by count, of all the units may be white.

(ii) Green tipped and white or white. The units possess a good, characteristic color typical of well developed green tipped and white or white asparagus.

(c) (C) classification. If the canned asparagus possesses a fairly good color, a score of 14 to 16 points may be given. "Fairly good color” has the following meanings with respect to the following types and styles of canned asparagus:

(1) Spears, tips, points-(i) Green. The units possess a fairly good, characteristic, green, light green, or yellowish green color typical of fairly well developed asparagus and the bottom portion of not more than 20 percent, by count, of the units may possess typical white or yellowish white color not to exceed one-fourth of the length of the unit.

(ii) Green tipped. The units possess a fairly good, characteristic, green, light green, or yellowish green color with typical white or yellowish white color at the base ends, typical of fairly well developed asparagus, and not more than 50 percent, by count, of the units may possess typical white or yellowish white color in excess of one-half of the lenth of the unit, or may be all green.

(iii) Green tipped and white. The units possess a fairly good characteristic, white or yellowish white color and may possess green, light green, or yellowish green heads and adjacent areas typical of fairly well developed asparagus, and not more than 50 percent, by count, of the units may possess green, light green, or yellowish green heads and adjacent

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treas in excess of one-half of the length aged by other means to the extent that of the unit.

the appearance or edibility of the unit (iv) White. The units possess a fairly is materially affected. good, characteristic, white or yellowish (7) “Seriously damaged" means damwhite color typical of fairly well deve aged to such an extent that the appearloped white asparagus, and not more ance or edibility of the unit is seriously than 20 percent, by count, of the units affected. may posses green, light green, or yellow (b) (A) classification. Canned asish green heads and adjacent areas not paragus that is practically free from to exceed one-half of the length of the defects may be given a score of 25 to 30 unit.

points. “Practically free from defects” (2) Cut spears, bottom cuts or cuts means that no grit or silt may be prestips removed, and mixed (1) Green. ent that affects the appearance or ediThe units possess a fairly good, charac bility of the product; that loose mateteristic, green, light green, or yellowish rial may be present that does not green color typical of fairly well devel materially affect the appearance of the oped asparagus and not more than 20 product; and that with respect to the percent, by count, of the units may be following styles of canned asparagus: green and white or white; Provided, That (1) Spears, tips, and points. There not more than 5 percent, by count, of all may be present with respect to green the units may be white.

and green tipped types not more than (it) Green tipped and white or 10 percent, and with respect to green white. The units possess a fairly good, tipped and white types not more than 15 characteristic color typical of fairly well percent, by count, of units with shatdeveloped green tipped and white or tered heads, misshapen units and poorly white asparagus.

cut units, and damaged and seriously (d) (Std) classification. Canned as damaged units: Provided, That not more paragus that fails to meet the require than 3 percent, by count, of the units ments of paragraph (c) of this section may be seriously damaged, or one unit or is definitely off color may be given a in a single container may be seriously score of 0 to 13 points and shall not be damaged if such unit exceeds the allowgraded above substandard, regardless of ance of 3 percent: Provided, That in all the total score for the product (this is a of the containers comprising the sample limiting rule).

such damaged units do not exceed an $ 52.2554 Defects.

average of 3 percent, by count, of the

total number of units. (a) General. The factor of defects

(2) Cut spears, bottom cuts or cutsrefers to the degree of freedom from grit

tips removed, and mixed. There may be or silt, loose material, shattered heads,

present for the applicable style not more poorly cut unit, damaged units, and seri

than 10 percent, by count, of units with ously damaged units.

shattered heads, misshapen units and (1) "Grit or silt" means sand or any

poorly cut units, and damaged and seriother particle of earthy material.

ously damaged units: Provided, That not (2) "Loose material” means shattered

more than 2 percent, by count, of the asparagus material and cut or broken

units may be seriously damaged or one pieces which are less than three-eighths

unit in a single container may be seriinch in length.

ously damaged if such unit exceeds the (3) “Shattered head” means any unit

allowance of 2 percent: Provided, That in with the asparagus head broken or shat

all of the containers comprising the samtered to the extent that the appearance pie such damaged units do not exceed is seriously affected.

an average of 2 percent, by count, of the (4) "Misshapen" means any spear, tip, total number of units. or point that is badly crooked, or any

(c) (C) classification. If the canned unit that is seriously affected in appear asparagus is fairly free from defects, a ance by doubles or other malformations. score of 21 to 24 points may be given.

(5) "Poorly cut” means a unit that Canned asparagus that falls into this has a very ragged, stringy, or frayed edge classification shall not be graded above or edges, or a unit that is partially cut, U.S. Grade C or U.S. Standard, regardor is cut at an angle of less than approx- less of the total score for the product imately 45 degrees.

(this is a limiting rule). "Fairly free (6) "Damaged" means damaged by from defects” means that not more than discoloration, mechanical injury, or dam- a trace of grit or silt may be present that

affects the appearance or edibility of the (1) Spears, tips, and points. Not less product; that loose material may be than 85 percent, by count, of the heads present that does not seriously affect the are well developed, and the remaining appearance of the product; and that with units are at least fairly well developed, respect to the following styles of canned and with respect to green and green asparagus:

tipped types not more than 10 percent, (1) Spears, tips, and points. There and with respect to green tipped and may be present with respect to green and white and white types not more than 20 green tipped types not more than 20 per- percent, by count, of the units, or one cent, and with respect to green tipped unit in a container if such unit exceeds and white and white types not more than the allowances provided for the respec30 percent, by count, of units with shat- tive type, may be tough. tered heads, misshapen units, and poorly (2) Cut spears and mixed. Not less cut units, and damaged and seriously than 50 percent, by count, of the heads damaged units: Provided, That not more are well developed, and the remainder than 10 percent, by count, of the units are at least fairly well developed, and may be seriously damaged, or one unit in with respect to green and green tipped a single container may be seriously dam- types not more than 10 percent, and aged if such unit exceeds the allowance of with respect to green tipped and white 10 percent: Provided, That in all of the and white types not more than 20 percontainers comprising the sample such cent, by count, of the units may be damaged units do not exceed an average tough. of 10 percent, by count, of the total num- (3) Bottom cuts or cuts-tips reber of units.

moved. With respect to green and green (2) Cut spears, bottom cuts or cuts- tipped types not more than 10 percent, tips removed, and mixed. There may be and with respect to green tipped and present for the applicable style not more white and white types not more than than 20 percent, by count, of units with 33 13 percent, by count, of the units may shattered heads, misshapen units and be tough. poorly cut units, and damaged and seri- (c) (C) classification. If the canned ously damaged units: Provided, That not asparagus possesses a fairly good characmore than 7 percent, by count, of all the ter, a score of 28 to 33 points may be units may be seriously damaged.

given. Canned asparagus that falls into (d) (SStd) classification. Canned as- this classification shall not be graded paragus that fails to meet the require- above U.S. Grade C or U.S. Standard, ments of paragraph (c) of this section regardless of the total score for the prodmay be given a score of 0 to 20 points and uct (this is a limiting rule). "Fairly shall not be graded above substandard, good character" has the following meanregardless of the total score for the prod- ings with respect to the following styles uct (this is a limiting rule).

and types of canned asparagus: $ 52.2555 Character.

(1) Spears, tips, and points. Not less

than 90 percent, by count, of the heads (a) General. The factor of charac

are at least fairly well developed, and the ter refers to the degree of development remaining units may fail to meet the reof the head and bracts and to the tender

quirements for fairly well developed derness and texture of the unit.

heads, and with respect to green and (1) “Well developed" means that the green tipped types not more than 25 perappearance of the head is not materially cent, and with respect to green tipped and affected by a seedy appearance, and is white and white types not more than 50 practically compact.

percent, by count, of the units may be (2) "Fairly well developed" means that tough. the head may show a seedy appearance (2) Cut spears and mixed. Not less over the surface of the head and the head than 90 percent, by count, of all the heads and bracts may be elongated but not so are at least fairly well developed, and developed or elongated as to give a defi- the remainder may fail to meet the renitely spread or branching appearance. quirements for fairly well developed

(b) (A) classification. Canned aspar- heads, and with respect to green and agus that possesses a good character may green tipped types not more than 25 perbe given a score of 34 to 40 points. “Good cent, and with respect to green tipped character' has the following meanings and white and white types, not more than with respect to the following styles and 50 percent, by count, of the units may be types of canned asparagus:

tough.

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