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TABLE VI.- RECOMMENDED FILL WEIGHT VALUES

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| FR 13336, May 21, 1978; 38 FR 16511, Juno 18, 1973]
SIZE (DIAMETER) OF SEARS, TIPS, AND

FACTORS OF QUALITY
POINTS

$ 52.2550 Ascertaining the grade. 12.2548 Size (diameter) of spears, (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 in in length and less are measured at

such factor is: e base or largest cut end of the unit.

Factors:

Points

Liquor 52.2549 Compliance with single sizo Color recommendations.

Defects

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 srcent, 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

(lil) “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:

kind.

Inch)
Small ----------------

Approximately $ 52.2551 Ascertaining the rating for
B/16.

the factors which are scored. Medium

8/16 to 8/16.

The essential variations within each Large -------------

8/16 to 10/16. 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 exGlant -------------- 16/16 and ovor.

pressed numerically. The numerical Blend of Sirol.com A mixture of 2 or range within each such factor is inclu

more of the sive (for example, "17 to 20 points" means foregoing sizes. 17, 18, 19, or 20 points).

$ 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 section 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, or 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

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

the appearance or edibility of the unit iv) White. The units possess a fairly is materially affected. id, characteristic, white or yellowish (7) “Seriously damaged" means damite color typical of fairly well deve- aged to such an extent that the appeared white asparagus, and not more ance or edibility of the unit is seriously in 20 percent, by count, of the units affected. y posses green, light green, or yellow (b) (A) classification. Canned as

green heads and adjacent areas not paragus that is practically free from exceed one-half of the length of the defects may be given a score of 25 to 30 it.

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

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

cut units, and damaged and seriously (d) (sStd) classification. Canned as damaged units: Provided, That not more -ragus that fails to meet the require than 3 percent, by count, of the units ents of paragraph (c) of this section may be seriously damaged, or one unit

is definitely off color may be given a in a single container may be seriously ore of 0 to 13 points and shall not be damaged if such unit exceeds the allowaded above substandard, regardless of ance of 3 percent: Provided, That in all le total score for the product (this is a of the containers comprising the sample niting 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 cutsfers to the degree of freedom from grit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

unit in a single container may be seriich in length.

ously damaged if such unit exceeds the (3) “Shattered head” means any unit allowance of 2 percent: Provided, That in rith the asparagus head broken or shat all of the containers comprising the samered to the extent that the appearance ple such damaged units do not exceed 3 seriously affected.

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

(c) (C) classification. If the canned init that is seriously affected in appear asparagus is fairly free from defects, a ince 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 las 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, regardjr is cut at an angle of less than approx- less of the total score for the product mately 45 degrees.

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

affects the appearance or edibility of the product; that loose material may be present that does not seriously affect the appearance of the product; and that with respect to the following styles of canned asparagus:

(1) Spears, tips, and points. There may be present with respect to green and green tipped types not more than 20 percent, and with respect to green tipped and white and white types not more than 30 percent, by count, of units with shattered heads, misshapen units, and poorly cut units, and damaged and seriously damaged units: Provided, That not more than 10 percent, by count, of the units may be seriously damaged, or one unit in a single container may be seriously damaged if such unit exceeds the allowance of 10 percent: Provided, That in all of the containers comprising the sample such damaged units do not exceed an average of 10 percent, by count, of the total number of units.

(2) Cut spears, bottom cuts or cutstips removed, and mixed. There may be present for the applicable style not more than 20 percent, by count, of units with shattered heads, misshapen units and poorly cut units, and damaged and seriously damaged units: Provided, That not more than 7 percent, by count, of all the units may be seriously damaged.

(d) (sStd) classification. Canned asparagus that fails to meet the requirements of paragraph (c) of this section may be given a score of 0 to 20 points and shall not be graded above substandard, regardless of the total score for the product (this is a limiting rule). $ 52.2555 Character.

(a) General. The factor of character refers to the degree of development of the head and bracts and to the tenderderness and texture of the unit.

(1) "Well developed" means that the appearance of the head is not materially affected by a seedy appearance, and is practically compact.

(2) "Fairly well developed" means that the head may show a seedy appearance over the surface of the head and the head and bracts may be elongated but not so developed or elongated as to give a definitely spread or branching appearance.

(b) (A) classification. Canned asparagus that possesses a good character may be given a score of 34 to 40 points. “Good character" has the following meanings with respect to the following styles and types of canned asparagus:

(1) Spears, tips, and points. Not less than 85 percent, by count, of the heads are well developed, and the remaining units are at least fairly well developed, and with respect to green and green tipped types not more than 10 percent, and with respect to green tipped and white and white types not more than 20 percent, by count, of the units, or one unit in a container if such unit exceeds the allowances provided for the respective type, may be tough.

(2) Cut spears and mixed. Not less than 50 percent, by count, of the heads are well developed, and the remainder are at least fairly well developed, and with respect to green and green tipped types not more than 10 percent, and with respect to green tipped and white and white types not more than 20 percent, by count, of the units may be tough.

(3) Bottom cuts or cuts-tips removed. With respect to green and green tipped types not more than 10 percent, and with respect to green tipped and white and white types not more than 3343 percent, by count, of the units may be tough.

(c) (C) classification. If the canned asparagus possesses a fairly good character, a score of 28 to 33 points may be given. Canned asparagus that falls into this classification shall not be graded above U.S. Grade C or U.S. Standard, regardless of the total score for the product (this is a limiting rule). “Fairly good character" has the following meanings with respect to the following styles and types of canned asparagus:

(1) Spears, tips, and points. Not less than 90 percent, by count, of the heads are at least fairly well developed, and the remaining units may fail to meet the requirements for fairly well developed heads, and with respect to green and green tipped types not more than 25 percent, and with respect to green tipped and white and white types not more than 50 percent, by count, of the units may be tough.

(2) Cut spears and mixed. Not less than 90 percent, by count, of all the heads are at least fairly well developed, and the remainder may fail to meet the requirements for fairly well developed heads, and with respect to green and green tipped types not more than 25 percent, and with respect to green tipped and white and white types, not more than 50 percent, by count, of the units may be tough.

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