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Title 7 Part 51 → §51.1545

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Title 7 Part 51 → §51.1545

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Title 7Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter CPart 51 → §51.1545


Title 7: Agriculture
PART 51—FRESH FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND OTHER PRODUCTS (INSPECTION, CERTIFICATION, AND STANDARDS)
Subpart—United States Standards for Grades of Potatoes


§51.1545   Size.

(a) The minimum size, or minimum and maximum sizes may be specified in connection with the grade in terms of diameter or weight of the individual potato, or in accordance with one of the size designations in Table I or Table II: Provided, That sizes so specified shall not be in conflict with the basic size requirements for the grade.

(b) When size is designated as shown in Table II, the corresponding weight ranges shall apply. These size designations may be applied to potatoes packed in any size container: Provided, that the weight ranges are within the limits specified.

Table 1

Size designation Minimum diameter1
or weight
Maximum diameter1
or weight
InchesOuncesInches Ounces
Creamer 34 (3)158 (3)
Chef234 8412 28
Size A2178 (3)(3)(3)
Size B112 (3)214 (3)
Small134 (3)212 6
Medium214 5314 10
Large310412 28

1Diameter means the greatest dimension at right angles to the longitudinal axis, without regard to the position of the stem end.

2In addition to the minimum size specified, a lot of potatoes designated as Size A shall contain at least 40 percent of potatoes which are 212 inches in diameter or larger or 6 ounces in weight or larger.

3No requirement.

Table II

[Ounces]

Size designationMinimum weightMaximum weight
Under 5015
501219
601016
70915
80813
90712
100610
11059
12048
13048
14048
Over 14048

[35 FR 18258, Dec. 1, 1970, as amended at 37 FR 2745, Feb. 5, 1972. Redesignated at 42 FR 32514, June 27, 1977, and further redesignated at 46 FR 63203, Dec. 31, 1981; amended at 56 FR 7553, Feb. 25, 1991; 73 FR 15055, Mar. 21, 2008; 73 FR 70585, Nov. 21, 2008]


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