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Title 7 Part 51 → §51.886

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Title 7 Part 51 → §51.886

§51.886   Tolerances.

(a) No tolerances are provided in these standards for grapes which fail to meet the applicable maturity requirements other than the allowances specified in §51.888 or in the sampling and testing procedures of State maturity regulations.

(b) In order to allow for variations incident to proper grading and handling in each of the foregoing grades except U.S. No. 1 Institutional, tolerances, by weight, other than for maturity, are provided as set forth in Tables I and II.

Table I—Tolerances at Shipping Point1

[Percent]

FactorU.S. Extra fancy tableU.S. Fancy tableU.S. No. 1 table
(A) For bunches failing to meet color requirements101010
(B) For bunches failing to meet requirements for minimum diameter of berries101010
(C) For bunches failing to meet stem color requirements10
(D) For offsize bunches and for bunches and berries failing to meet the remaining requirements for the grade888
Including in (D):
(a) For serious damage222
And, including in (a):
(i) For decay 12 of 1 12 of 1 12 of 1

1Shipping Point, as used in these standards, means the point of origin of the shipment in the producing area or at port of loading for ship stores or overseas shipment, or, in the case of shipments from outside the continental United States, the port of entry into the United States.

Table II—Tolerances En Route or at Destination

(A) For bunches failing to meet color requirements101010
(B) For bunches failing to meet requirements for minimum diameter of berries101010
(C) For bunches failing to meet stem color requirements10
(D) For offsize bunches and for bunches and berries failing to meet the remaining requirements for the grade121212
Including in (D):
(a) For permanent defects888
(b) For serious damage444
And, including in (b):
(i) For serious damage by permanent defects222
(ii) For decay111

(c) In order to allow for variations incident to proper grading and handling in the U.S. No. 1 Institutional grade only, tolerances, by weight, other than for maturity, are provided as set forth in Tables Ia and IIa of this section.

Table Ia—Tolerances at Shipping Point for U.S. No. 1 Institutional Grade Only1

[Percent]

FactorU.S. No. 1 institutional
(A) For clusters/bunches failing to meet color requirements10.
(B) For clusters/bunches failing to meet requirements for minimum diameter of berries10.
(C) For offsize clusters/bunches4.
(D) For clusters/bunches and berries failing to meet the remaining requirements for the grade8.
Including in (D):
(a) For serious damage2
And, including in (a):
(i) For decay 12 of 1.

1Shipping point, as used in these standards, means the point of origin of the shipment in the producing area or at port of loading for ship stores or overseas shipment, or, in the case of shipments from outside the continental United States, the port of entry into the United States.

Table IIa—Tolerances En Route or at Destination for U.S. No. 1 Institutional Grade Only

FactorU.S. No. 1 institutional
(A) For clusters/bunches failing to meet color requirements10.
(B) For clusters/bunches failing to meet requirements for minimum diameter of berries10.
(C) For offsize clusters/bunches4.
(D) For clusters/bunches and berries failing to meet the remaining requirements for the grade12.
Including in (D):
(a) For permanent defects8.
(b) For serious damage4.
And, including in (b):
(i) For serious damage by permanent defects2.
(ii) For decay1.

[36 FR 9126, May 20, 1971. Redesignated at 42 FR 32514, June 27, 1977, and further redesignated at 46 FR 63203, Dec. 31, 1981, and amended at 52 FR 22437, June 12, 1987. Redesignated and amended at 56 FR 15802, Apr. 18, 1991; 61 FR 11127, Mar. 19, 1996]


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