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berries, boysenberries, loganberries,

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION youngberries, 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 maxd

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

8 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 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

reau of Standards Baumé scale for sugar identification

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. Туре.

caused by scorching, buddiness, any ob

jectionable foreign flavor or odor or other Factors Score points

means. “Damage" means any defect that

materially affects the appearance or the

25-30 Color. 30

edibility or shipping quality of the sirup. (B) 1 21-24 (isstd) 10-20 (A)

U.S. Grade A. 34-40

$ 52.5923 Absence defects..... 40 (B) 1 28-38

(a) U.S. Grade A Maple Sirup for Re(sótd) 10-27 (A) 26-30

processing shall consist of maple sirup Character

(B) 1 21-25

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

Grade AA (Fancy) Maple Sirup for ReTotal 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

color standards of the U.S. Department 1 Limiting rule.

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 sirup 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 Renoted.

processing except for color.

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(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 whole-grain sweet corn and lima or snap containers in any lot may have sirup be- beans, which meet the requirements of low the requirements for the grade: Pro- U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy, for the vided, That no part of this tolerance shall respective canned or frozen commodities. be allowed for defects causing "serious If tomatoes are an ingredient, they must damage”: And provided further, That no meet the requirements of U.S. Grade A tolerance is permitted for sirup that is canned tomatoes for color and absence darker in color than that which is re- of defects. quired for the next lower grade.

$ 52.6003 U.S. Grade B or U.S. Extra 8 52.5967 Packing.

Standard. (a) Containers shall be clean and new U.S. Grade B or U.S. Extra Standard in appearance. Tin containers shall not canned succotash consists of cream-style be rusty.

or whole-grained sweet corn and lima or (b) In order to allow for variations snap beans which meet the requireincident to proper packing, not more ments of U.S. Grade B or U.S. Extra than 5 percent, by count, of the con- Standard for the respective canned or tainers in any lot may fail to meet these frozen commodities. I tomatoes are an requirements.

ingredient, they must meet the requireEXPLANATION OF TERMS

ments of U.S. Grade B canned tomatoes

for color and absence of defects. $ 52.5968 Explanation of terms.

$ 52.6004 U.S. Grade C or U.S. Stand(a) “Cloudiness” means presence in

ard. suspension of fine particles of mineral

U.S. Grade C or U.S. Standard canned matter, such as malate of lime, “niter,”

succotash consists of cream-style or “sugar sand," or other substances that detract from the clearness of the sirup.

whole-grain sweet corn and lima or snap (b) “Clean" means that the sirup shall

beans which meet the requirements of

U.S. Grade C or U.S. Standard for the be practically free from foreign material

respective canned or frozen commodities. such as pieces of bark, soot, dust, and

I tomatoes are an ingredient, they must dirt. (c) “Damage" means any defect that

meet the requirements of U.S. Grade C

canned tomatoes for color and absence materially affects the appearance or the

of defects. edibility or shipping quality of the sirup. (d) “Serious damage” means any de

$ 52.6005 Grade D or Substandard. fect that seriously affects the edibility Grade D or Substandard canned sucor market value of the sirup. Badly cotash is succotash that fails to meet the scorched sirup, buddy sirup, fermented requirements of U.S. Grade C or U.S. sirup or sirup that has any distasteful Standard. foreign flavor or disagreeable odor shall

PROPORTION OF INGREDIENTS be considered as seriously damaged.

$ 52.6006 Proportion of ingredients. Subpart-United States Standards for Grades of Canned Succotash

(a) Federal certificates of grade shall

indicate the approximate percentage of SOURCE: $$ 62.6001 to 52.6009 appear at ingredients found upon examination. 32 F.R. 7580, May 24, 1967, unloss otherwise

I whole-grain style corn is an ingredinoted.

ent, the percentage of ingredients shall PRODUCT DESCRIPTION, GRADES

be based on drained weight; otherwise, $ 52.6001 Product description.

the percentage of ingredients shall be

based on net weight. Canned succotash is composed of cream-style or whole-grain corn and

(b) The following mixtures of vegelima beans or snap beans, with or with

tables in canned succotash shall conform out tomatoes; may be packed with the

with the proportions indicated in Table addition of water, with or without the

No. I: addition of sugar or salt; and is suifi- Cream-style corn and snap beans. ciently processed by heat to assure pres

Cream-style corn and lima beans (fresh ervation of the product in hermetically

or frozen).

Cream-style corn and lima beans (dry, sealed containers.

"soaked”). $ 52.6002 U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy.

Cream-style corn, snap beans, and to

matoes. U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy canned

Cream-style corn, lima beans (fresh or succotash consists of cream-style 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 conor frozen).

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

The container shall be filled with sucWhole-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,

capacity of the container. "soaked"), and tomatoes.

$ 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 Perlent

inch (0.097-inch perforations) and alCorn.

50

8743 Snap beans.

lowing to drain for 2 minutes. A sieve 8 Lima beans, fresh.

1242

30 inches in diameter is used for No. 242 Lima beans, dry "soaked"

1242

30 Tomatoes.

10

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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(a) “U.S. Fancy” or “U.S. Grade A" Refiners' Sirup.

(b) "U.S. Choice" or "U.S. Grade B" Refiners' Sirup.

(c) “U.S. Extra Standard" or "U.S. Grade C” Refiners' Sirup.

(d) “U.S. Standard” or “U.S. Grade D” Refiners' Sirup.

(e) "U.S. Substandard” or “U.S. Grade E” Refiners' Sirup. § 52.6043 Grade specifications.

Specifications for each grade of refiners' sirup are as follows:

(a) U.S. Fancy or U.S. Grade A Refiners' Sirup consists of refiners' sirup which possesses a flavor characteristic of refiners' sirup of fancy quality; which contains no sediment; which is free of foreign matter; which has a Brix solids content of not less than 72 percent when corrected to 20° C. (68° F.); which has a ratio of total sugars (sucrose plus reducing sugars) to Brix solids of not less than 92 percent; which has a ratio of sulfated ash to Brix solids of not more than 3.0 percent; and which possesses a color no darker than RS Color Standard No. 1.

(b) U.S. Choice or U.S. Grade B Refiners' Sirup consists of refiners' sirup which possesses a flavor characteristic of refiners' sirup of choice quality; which contains no sediment; which is free of foreign matter; which has a Brix solids content of not less than 72 percent when corrected to 20° C. (68° F.); which has a ratio of total sugars (sucrose plus reducing sugars) to Brix solids of not less than 86 percent; which has a ratio of sulfated ash to Brix solids of not more than 6 percent; and which possesses & color no darker than RS Color Standard No. 2.

(c) U.S. Extra Standard or U.S. Grade C Refiners' Sirup consists of refiners'

sirup which possess a flavor characteristic of refiners' sirup of standard quality; which contains no excess of sediment; which is practically free of foreign matter; which has a Brix solids content of not less than 76 percent when corrected to 20° C. (68° F.); which has a ratio of total sugars (sucrose plus reducing sugars) to Brix solids of not less than 78 percent; which has a ratio of sulfated ash to Brix solids of not more than 10 percent; and which possesses a color no darker than RS Color Standard No. 3.

(d) U.S. Standard or U.S. Grade D Refiners' Sirup consists of refiners' sirup which possesses a ilavor characteristic of refiners' sirup of standard quality; which contains no excess of sediment; which is practically free of foreign matter; which has a Brix solids content of not less than 76 percent when corrected to 20° C. (68° F.); which has a ratio of total sugars (sucrose plus reducing sugars) to Brix solids of not less than 70 percent; and which has a ratio of sulfated ash to Brix solids of not more than 14 percent.

(e) U.S. Substandard or U.S. Grade E Refiners' Sirup consists of refiners' sirup that fails to meet the specifications for U.S. Standard Refiners' Sirup.

(f) Table of specifications for grades. The specifications for the designated grades of refiners' sirup are set forth in summary form in Table I of this paragraph.

(g) Tolerances for certification of ofti. cially drawn samples. When certifying samples that have been officially drawn and which represent a specific lot of refiners' sirup, the grade for such lot will be determined by averaging the factors of all the samples representing the lot: Provided, That not more than Yo of such samples fail to meet the require

Grades and specifications

TABLE I-TABLE OR SPECIFICATIONS FOR GRADES

Factors

U.S. Fancy or U.S.
Grade A refiners'

sirup

U.S. Choice or U.S.
Grade B refiners'

sirup

U.S. Extra Std. or
U.S. Grade C re-

finers' sirup

U.S. Standard or
U.S. Grade D re.

finers' sirup

Not less than 72 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...

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

percent.

Not less than 92

percent.

Not less than 86

percent.

Not more than 3

percent.
No darker than RS

Color Standard
No. 1.

Not more than 6

percent.
No darker than RS

Color Standard
No. 2.

Not more than 10

percent.
No darker than RS

Color Standard
No. 3.

Not more than 14

percent. No color limit.

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