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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION voungberries, or other similar types may & 52.5921 Product description. be crushed. (d) (D) classification: Frozen berries

(a) “Maple sirup” means sirup made that fail to meet the requirements of

by the evaporation of maple sap or by paragraph (C) of this section may be the solution of maple concrete (maple given a score of zero to 20 points and sugar) and contains not more than 35 shall not be graded above U.S. Grade

percent of water, and weighs not less D or Substandard, regardless of the total

than 11 pounds to the gallon (231 cubic score for the product.

inches). (e) The evaluation of the score for

(b) The standards in this subpart are character may be determined from the

applicable to sirup which is packed in preceding table which denotes the maxi

drums or other large containers for furmum allowances for berries that are

ther processing. It is not intended that crushed.

they shall apply to sirup packed in conLOT COMPLIANCE

tainers for table use. Another set of

standards entitled “U.S. Standards for 8 52.5891 Ascertaining the grade of a

Table Maple Sirup" has been issued for lot.

this purpose ($ $ 52.5961-52.5968). The grade of a lot of frozen berries

GRADES covered by these standards is determined by the procedures set forth in the Regu- $ 52.5922 U.S. Grade AA (Fancy). lations Governing Inspection and Cer U.S. Grade AA (Fancy) Maple Sirup tification of Processed Fruits and Vege- for Reprocessing shall consist of maple tables, Processed Products Thereof, and sirup which meets the following requireCertain Other Processed Food Products

Food Products ments: ($ $ 52.1 through 52.87).

(a) The color shall not be darker than SCORE SHEET

light amber as represented by the color

standards of the U.S. Department of 8 52.5892 Score sheet for frozen berries.

Agriculture. No. size and kind of container....

(b) The weight shall be not less than Label: Style of pack: Fruit-sugar ratio (If shown).--- 11 pounds per gallon of 231 cubic inches

at 68 degrees F. corresponding to 65.46 Container or

degrees Brix or 35.27 degrees Baumé (BuContainer mark or

sample identification

reau of Standards Baumé scale for sugar

solutions, modulus 145). Cases

(c) The sirup shall possess a charac

teristic maple flavor, shall be free from Net weight (ounces).....--

fermentation and free from damage. Type...-

caused by scorching, buddiness, any obFactors Score points

jectionable foreign flavor or odor or other means. “Damage" means any defect that

materially affects the appearance or the

25-30 Color.....

1 21-24

edibility or shipping quality of the sirup. Tisstd) 10-20 (A) 34-40

$ 52.5923 U.S. Grade A. Absence defects.....

1 28--38

(a) U.S. Grade A Maple Sirup for Re10-27 26-30

processing shall consist of maple sirup Character..............

1 21-25

which meets the requirements of U.S. lisŚtd) 10-20

Grade AA (Fancy) Maple Sirup for Ra. Total score....----- 100

processing except for color.

(b) The color shall be darker than Normal flavor and odor.-------

light amber but shall not be darker than Grade...-------------------------

medium amber as represented by the i Limiting rule.

color standards of the U.S. Department

of Agriculture. Subpart-United States Standards for

$ 52.5924 U.S. Grade B. Grades of Maple Sirup for Reproc

(a) U.S. Grade B Maple Sirup for Reessing

processing shall consist of maple strup SOURCE: $$ 52.5921 to 52.5926 appear at which meets the requirements of U.S. 82 F.R. 7578, May 24, 1967, unless otherwise Grade AA (Fancy) Maple Sirup for Re. noted.

processing except for color.

(b) The color shall be darker than (b) The sirup shall not be cloudier medium amber but shall not be darker than light amber cloudy standard as than dark amber as represented by the represented by the standards of the U.S. color standards of the U.S. Department Department of Agriculture for cloudiof Agriculture.

ness. $ 52.5925 U.S. Grade C.

(c) The weight shall be not less than

11 pounds per gallon of 231 cubic inches (a) U.S. Grade C Maple Sirup for Re

at 68 degrees F. corresponding to 65.46 processing shall consist of maple sirup

degrees Brix or 35.27 degrees Baumé which meets the requirements of U.S.

(Bureau of Standards Baumé scale for Grade AA (Fancy) Maple Sirup for Re

sugar solutions, modulus 145). processing except for color.

(d) The sirup shall possess a charac(b) The color shall be darker than

teristic maple fiavor, shall be clean, free dark amber represented by the color

from fermentation, and free from damstandards of the U.S. Department of

age caused by scorching, buddiness, any Agriculture.

objectionable flavor or odor or other 8 52.5926 Unclassified.

means. Unclassified Maple Sirup for Reproc § 52.5963 U.S. Grade A. essing shall consist of maple sirup which (a) U.S. Grade A Table Maple Sirup has not been classified in accordance shall consist of maple sirup which meets with the foregoing grades. The term the requirements for U.S. Grade AA “Unclassified" is not a grade within the (Fancy) Table Maple Sirup except for meaning of the standards in this sub- color and cloudiness. part but is provided as a designation to (b) The color shall not be darker than show that no definite grade has been medium amber as represented by the applied to the lot.

color standards of the U.S. Department

of Agriculture. Subpart-United States Standards for

(c) The sirup shall not be cloudier Grades of Table Maple Sirup than medium amber cloudy standard as SOURCE: 88 52.5961 to 52.5968 appear at represented by the standards of the U.S. 82 F.R. 7579, May 24, 1967, unless otherwise Department of Agriculture for cloudinoted.

ness. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

$ 52.5964 U.S. Grade B. $ 52.5961 Product description.

(a) U.S. Grade B Table Maple Sirup (a) “Maple sirup" means sirup made shall consist of maple sirup which meets by the evaporation of maple sap or by the requirements for U.S. Grade AA the solution of maple concrete (maple (Fancy) Table Maple Sirup except for sugar) and contains not more than 35 color and cloudiness. percent of water, and weighs not less than (b) The color shall not be darker than 11 pounds to the gallon (231 cubic dark amber as represented by the color inches).

standards of the U.S. Department of (b) The standards in this subpart are issued for the purpose of classifying (c) The sirup shall not be cloudier maple sirup packed in containers for than dark amber cloudy standard as reptable use. It is not intended that they

resented by the standards of the U.S. shall apply to sirup which is packed in Department of Agriculture for cloudiness. drums or other large containers for later

$ 52.5965 Unclassified. reprocessing. Another set of standards entitled “U.S. Standards for Maple

Unclassified Table Maple Sirup shall Sirup for Reprocessing" has been issued consist of maple sirup which has not been for this purpose ($ $ 52.5921-52.5926).

classified in accordance with the fore

going grades. The term “Unclassified” is GRADES

not a grade within the meaning of the $ 52.5962 U.S. Grade AA (Fancy).

standards in this subpart but is provided U.S. Grade AA (Fancy) Table Maple

as a designation to show that no definite Sirup shall consist of maple sirup which

grade has been applied to the lot. meets the following requirements:

TOLERANCES, PACKING (a) The color shall not be darker than $ 52.5966 Tolerances for preceding Ught amber as l'epresented by the color

grades. standards of the U.S. Department of Ag. In order to allow for variations inciriculture.

dent to proper grading and handling, not

more than 5 percent, by count, of the containers in any lot may have sirup be low the requirements for the grade: Provided, That no part of this tolerance shall be allowed for defects causing "serious damage”: And provided further, That no tolerance is permitted for sirup that is darker in color than that which is required for the next lower grade. $ 52.5967 Packing.

(a) Containers shall be clean and new in appearance. Tin containers shall not be rusty.

(b) In order to allow for variations incident to proper packing, not more than 5 percent, by count, of the containers in any lot may fail to meet these requirements.

EXPLANATION OF TERMS $ 52.5968 Explanation of terms.

(a) "Cloudiness" means presence in suspension of fine particles of mineral matter, such as malate of lime, "niter," “sugar sand," or other substances that detract from the clearness of the sirup.

(b) “Clean" means that the sirup shall be practically free from foreign material such as pieces of bark, soot, dust, and dirt.

(c) "Damage” means any defect that materially affects the appearance or the edibility or shipping quality of the sirup.

(d) “Serious damage" means any defect that seriously affects the edibility or market value of the sirup. Badly scorched sirup, buddy sirup, fermented sirup or sirup that has any distasteful foreign flavor or disagreeable odor shall be considered as seriously damaged. Subpart-United States Standards for

Grades of Canned Succotash SOURCE: $$ 62.6001 to 82.6009 appear at 32 F.R. 7580, May 24, 1967, unless otherwise noted.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION, GRADES & 52.6001 Product description.

Canned succotash is composed of cream-style or whole-grain corn and lima beans or snap beans, with or without tomatoes; may be packed with the addition of water, with or without the addition of sugar or salt; and is sufficiently processed by heat to assure preservation of the product in hermetically sealed containers. $ 52.6002 U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy.

U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy canned succotash consists of cream-style or

whole-grain sweet corn and lima or snap beans, which meet the requirements of U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy, for the respective canned or frozen commodities. If tomatoes are an ingredient, they must meet the requirements of U.S. Grade A canned tomatoes for color and absence of defects. $ 52.6003 U.S. Grade B or U.S. Extra

Standard. U.S. Grade B or U.S. Extra Standard canned succotash consists of cream-style or whole-grained sweet corn and lima or snap beans which meet the requirements of U.S. Grade B or U.S. Extra Standard for the respective canned or frozen commodities. If tomatoes are an ingredient, they must meet the requirements of U.S. Grade B canned tomatoes for color and absence of defects. $ 52.6004 U.S. Grade C or U.S. Stand

ard. U.S. Grade C or U.S. Standard canned succotash consists of cream-style or whole-grain sweet corn and lima or snap beans which meet the requirements of U.S. Grade C or U.S. Standard for the respective canned or frozen commodities. If tomatoes are an ingredient, they must meet the requirements of U.S. Grade C canned tomatoes for color and absence of defects. § 52.6005 Grade D or Substandard.

Grade D or Substandard canned succotash is succotash that fails to meet the requirements of U.S. Grade C or U.S. Standard.

PROPORTION OF INGREDIENTS $ 52.6006 Proportion of ingredients.

(a) Federal certificates of grade shall indicate the approximate percentage of ingredients found upon examination. I whole-grain style corn is an ingredient, the percentage of ingredients shall be based on drained weight; otherwise, the percentage of ingredients shall be based on net weight.

(b) The following mixtures of vegetables in canned succotash shall conform with the proportions indicated in Table No.I:

Cream-style corn and snap beans.

Cream-style corn and lima beans (fresh or frozen).

Cream-style corn and lima beans (dry, "soaked").

Cream-style corn, snap beans, and to matoes.

Cream-style corn, lima beans (fresh or frozen), and tomatoes.

Cream-style corn, lima beans (dry, FILL OF CONTAINER, DRAINED WEIGHT "soaked"), and tomatoes.

METHOD Whole-grain corn and snap beans.

Whole-grain corn and lima beans (fresh $ 52.6007 Recommended fill of CORor frozen).

tainer. Whole-grain corn and lima beans (dry,

The container shall be filled with suc"soaked"). Whole-grain corn, snap beans, and to

cotash as full as practicable without im. matoes.

pairment of quality. The product and Whole-grain corn, lima beans (fresh or packing medium shall occupy not less frozen), and tomatoes.

than 90 percent of the total volume Whole-grain corn, lima beans (dry, “Boaked"), and tomatoes.

capacity of the container.

$ 52.6008 Method for ascertaining TABLE NO. I

drained weight. Proportion by weight Drained weights of canned succotash

containing whole-grain corn are deterNot less Not more mined by emptying the contents of the than than

container upon a circular sieve of proper

diameter, containing eight meshes to the Percent Percent

inch (0.097-inch perforations) and al

8744 Snap beans.....

25

lowing to drain for 2 minutes. A sieve 8 Lima beans, fresh. Lima beans, dry "soaked”.

1212

inches in diameter is used for No. 242

30 Tomatoes.

30 cans and smaller, and a sieve 12 inches

in diameter is used for No. 10 cans.

WORK SHEET $ 52.6009 Work sheet for canned succotash.

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Subpart-United States Standards for solids content of refiners' sirup exceeds Grades of Refiners' Sirup

6 percent of the total soluble solids. All

of the sirup constituents have been subSOURCE: $962.6041 to 52.6046 appear at

jected to the processes of clarification 32 F.R. 8575, June 15, 1967, unless otherwise

and decolorization, or equivalent puriinoted.

cation, and it may be partially or wholly GENERAL

inverted. $ 52.6041 Definition.

GRADES “Refiners' sirup” means a liquid prod- § 52.6042 Grades for refiners' sirup. uct obtained from the refining of cane or The grades for refiners' sirup are desbeet sugar. The total soluble nonsugar ignated as follows:

(a) “U.S. Fancy” or “U.S. Grade A" sirup which possess a flavor characterRefiners' Sirup.

istic of refiners' sirup of standard qual. (b) “U.S. Choice" or "U.S. Grade B" ity; which contains no excess of sedi. Refiners' Sirup.

ment; which is practically free of foreign (c) “U.S. Extra Standard" or "U.S. matter; which has a Brix solids content Grade C” Refiners' Sirup.

of not less than 76 percent when cor(d) “U.S. Standard” or “U.S. Grade rected to 20° C. (68° F.); which has a D” Refiners' Sirup.

ratio of total sugars (sucrose plus reduc(e) "U.S. Substandard” or “U.S. Grade ing sugars) to Brix solids of not less than E” Refiners' Sirup.

78 percent; which has a ratio of sulfated

ash to Brix solids of not more than 10 $ 52.6043 Grade specifications.

percent; and which possesses a color no Specifications for each grade of re darker than RS Color Standard No. 3. finers' sirup are as follows:

(d) U.S. Standard or U.S. Grade D (a) U.S. Fancy or U.S. Grade A Re- Refiners' Sirup consists of refiners' sirup finers' Sirup consists of refiners' sirup which possesses a flavor characteristic which possesses a flavor characteristic of refiners' sirup of standard quality; of refiners' sirup of fancy quality; which which contains no excess of sediment; contains no sediment; which is free of which is practically free of foreign matforeign matter; which has a Brix solids ter; which has a Brix solids content of content of not less than 72 percent when not less than 76 percent when corrected corrected to 20° C. (68° F.); which has to 20° C. (68° F.): which has a ratio of a ratio of total sugars (sucrose plus re total sugars (sucrose plus reducing sugducing sugars) to Brix solids of not less ars) to Brix solids of not less than 70 than 92 percent; which has a ratio of percent; and which has a ratio of sulsulfated ash to Brix solids of not more fated ash to Brix solids of not more than than 3.0 percent; and which possesses a 14 percent. color no darker than RS Color Standard (e) U.S. Substandard or U.S. Grade No. 1.

E Refiners' Sirup consists of refiners' (b) U.S. Choice or U.S. Grade B Re sirup that fails to meet the specifications finers' Sirup consists of refiners' sirup for U.S. Standard Refiners' Sirup. which possesses a flavor characteristic of (f) Table of specifications for grades. refiners' sirup of choice quality; which The specifications for the designated contains no sediment; which is free of

grades of refiners' sirup are set forth in foreign matter; which has a Brix solids

summary form in Table I of this paracontent of not less than 72 percent when

graph. corrected to 20° C. (68° F.); which has a

(g) Tolerances for certification of ofiratio of total sugars (sucrose plus re

cially drawn samples. When certifying ducing sugars) to Brix solids of not less

samples that have been officially drawn than 86 percent; which has a ratio of sulfated ash to Brix solids of not more

and which represent a specific lot of than 6 percent; and which possesses a

refiners' sirup, the grade for such lot color no darker than RS Color Standard

will be determined by averaging the facNo. 2.

tors of all the samples representing the (c) U.S. Extra Standard or U.S. Grade lot: Provided, That not more than 46 of C Refiners' Sirup consists of refiners' such samples fail to meet the require

TABLE I–TABLE OF SPECIFICATIONS FOR GRADES

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Not less than 72 percent
Not less than 92 Not less than 86
percent.

Brix solids corrected to

20° C. (68° F.). Ratio of total sugars

(sucrose plus reducing sugars) to Brix solids. Ratio of sulfated ash to

Brix solids.
Color....

percent.
Not more than 3 Not more than 6
percent.

percent.
No darker than RS No darker than RS

Color Standard Color Standard
No. 1.

No. 2.

Not less than 76 percent Not less than 78 Not less than 70 percent.

percent. Not more than 10 Not more than 14 percent.

percent.
No darker than RS | No color limit.

Color Standard
No. 3.

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