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Title 7 Part 51 → §51.2107

Title 7 → Subtitle B → Chapter I → Subchapter C → Part 51 → §51.2107

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Title 7 Part 51 → §51.2107

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Title 7Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter CPart 51 → §51.2107


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


§51.2107   U.S. No. 1.

“U.S. No. 1” consists of shelled almonds of similar varietal characteristics which are whole, clean and well dried, and which are free from decay, rancidity, insect injury, foreign material, doubles, split or broken kernels, particles and dust, and free from damage caused by chipped and scratched kernels, mold, gum, shriveling, brown spot or other means. (See §§51.2113 and 51.2114.)

In order to allow for variations incident to proper grading and handling, the following tolerances, by weight, shall be permitted:

(a) For dissimilar varieties. 5 percent, including not more than one-fifth of this amount, or 1 percent, for bitter almonds mixed with sweet almonds;

(b) For doubles. 15 percent;

(c) For kernels damaged by chipping and/or scratching. 10 percent;

(d) For foreign material. One-twentieth of 1 percent (0.05 percent). No part of this percentage shall be allowed for glass and metal;

(e) For particles and dust. One-tenth of 1 percent (0.10 percent); and,

(f) For other defects. 5 percent including not more than one-fifth of this amount, or 1 percent, for split or broken kernels, and including not more than three-tenths of the former amount, or 112 percent, for seriously damaged kernels.


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