United States Standards for Grades of Potatoes, 70585-70587 [E8-27288]

Download as PDF 70585 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 73, No. 226 Friday, November 21, 2008 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. ACTION: List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 51 Correcting amendments. Agricultural Marketing Service SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published a final rule in the Federal Register on March 21, 2008 (FR Doc. 08–1058), revising the United States Standards of Grades of Potatoes. As published, the final regulations contain errors in §§ 51.1545, 51.1546, 51.1664, and 51.1565 that are misleading and are in need of clarification. This document corrects those errors. DATES: Effective Date: November 21, 2008. 7 CFR Part 51 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE [Docket # AMS–FV–2006–0136; FV–06–303– C] United States Standards for Grades of Potatoes AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. Vincent J. Fusaro, Standardization Section, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs (202) 720–2185. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides correcting amendments to the U.S. Grade Standards for Grades of Potatoes, found respectively at 7 CFR part 51. Agricultural commodities, Food grades and standards, Fruits, Nuts, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Trees, Vegetables. PART 51—[CORRECTED] 1. The authority citation for part 51 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. 3. In § 51.1545, Table 1 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 51.1545 Size. * * * * * TABLE 1 Minimum diameter 1 or weight Size designation Inches Creamer ..................................................................................................... Chef ........................................................................................................... Size A2 ....................................................................................................... Size B ........................................................................................................ Small .......................................................................................................... Medium ...................................................................................................... Large .......................................................................................................... Maximum diameter 1 or weight Ounces Inches (3) 8 (3) (3) (3) 5 10 ⁄ 23⁄4 17⁄8 11⁄2 13⁄4 21⁄4 3 34 Ounces 1 ⁄ 41⁄2 (3) 21⁄4 21⁄2 3 1 ⁄4 41⁄2 58 (3) 28 (3) (3) 6 10 28 1 Diameter means the greatest dimension at right angles to the longitudinal axis, without regard to the position of the stem end. addition to the minimum size specified, a lot of potatoes designated as Size A shall contain at least 40 percent of potatoes which are 21⁄2 inches in diameter or larger or 6 ounces in weight or larger. 3 No requirement. 2 In * * * * * 3. In § 51.1546, paragraph (a) is revised to read as follows: ■ § 51.1546 Tolerances. dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with RULES * * * * * (a) For defects—(1) U.S. No. 1. (i) At Shipping Point. A total of 8 percent for potatoes in any lot which fail to meet the requirements for the grade: Provided, that included in this tolerance not more than the following percentages shall be allowed for the defects listed: (A) 5 percent for external defects; (B) 5 percent for internal defects; (C) Including therein not more than 1 percent for potatoes which are frozen or affected by soft rot or wet breakdown. See § 51.1547. VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:08 Nov 20, 2008 Jkt 217001 (ii) En route or at Destination. A total of 10 percent for potatoes in any lot which fail to meet the requirements for the grade: Provided, that included in this tolerance not more than the following percentages shall be allowed for the defects listed: (A) 7 percent for external defects; (B) 7 percent for internal defects; (C) Including therein not more than 2 percent for potatoes which are frozen or affected by soft rot or wet breakdown. See § 51.1547. (2) U.S. Commercial. A total of 20 percent for potatoes in any lot which fail to meet the requirements for the grade: Provided, that included in this tolerance not more than the following PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 percentages shall be allowed for the defects listed: (i) 10 percent for potatoes which fail to meet the requirements for U.S. No. 2 grade, including therein not more than: (ii) 6 percent for external defects; (iii) 6 percent for internal defects; or, (iv) Including therein not more than 1 percent for potatoes which are frozen or affected by soft rot or wet breakdown. See § 51.1547. (3) U.S. No. 2. (i) At Shipping Point: A total of 10 percent for potatoes in any lot which fail to meet the requirements for the grade: Provided, that included in this tolerance not more than the following percentages shall be allowed for the defects listed: (A) 6 percent for external defects; E:\FR\FM\21NOR1.SGM 21NOR1 70586 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 226 / Friday, November 21, 2008 / Rules and Regulations (B) 6 percent for internal defects; (C) Including therein not more than 1 percent for potatoes which are frozen or affected by soft rot or wet breakdown. See § 51.1547. (ii) En route or at Destination: A total of 12 percent for potatoes in any lot which fail to meet the requirements for the grade: Provided, that included in this tolerance not more than the following percentages shall be allowed for the defects listed: (A) 8 percent for external defects; (B) 8 percent for internal defects; (C) Including therein not more than 2 percent for potatoes which are frozen or affected by soft rot or wet breakdown. See § 51.1547. * * * * * 4. In § 51.1564, Table III, the entries ‘‘Bruises (Not including pressure bruise and sunken discolored areas)’’; ‘‘Growth Cracks’’; and ‘‘Sprouts’’ are revised to read as follows: ■ § 51.1564 External Defects. * * * * * TABLE III—EXTERNAL DEFECTS * * * * * * * Defect Damage Serious * * Bruises (Not including pressure bruise and sunken discolored areas). * * * When removal causes a loss of more than 5 percent of the total weight of the potato or when the area affected is more than 5 percent of the surface in the aggregate (i.e., 3⁄4 inch on a 6 oz. potato). Correspondingly lesser or greater areas in smaller or larger areas. * * When the removal causes a loss of more than 10 percent of the total weight of the potato or when the area affected is more than 10 percent of the surface in the aggregate (i.e., 11⁄4 inches on a 21⁄2 inch or 6 oz. potato). Correspondingly lesser or greater areas in smaller or larger potatoes. * * Growth Cracks .................................................. * * * When the growth crack(s) affects more than 1⁄2 the length of the potato in the aggregate on round varieties or more than 1⁄3 the length in the aggregate on long varieties; or, when the depth is greater than that as outlined in Table V. (See Table V.). * * When the growth crack(s) affects more than 3⁄4 the length of the potato in the aggregate or when the depth is greater than that as outlined in Table V. (See Table V.). * * Sprouts .............................................................. * * * When more than 5 percent of the potatoes in a lot have sprouts in clusters or any individual sprout more than 1⁄4 inch in length at shipping point and 1⁄2 inch in length at destination. * * When more than 10 percent of the potatoes in a lot have sprouts in clusters or any individual sprout more than 1⁄2 inch in length at shipping point and 1 inch in length at destination. * * * * * * * * 5. In § 51.1565, the heading of Table I is revised and the entry ‘‘Light Brown Discoloration (Brown Center)’’ is revised to read as follows: * § 51.1565 * * * * * * [Amended] ■ TABLE VII—INTERNAL DEFECTS * * * * Damage Serious Maximum allowed Maximum allowed * * * Area affected not to exceed that of a circle 1⁄2 inch in diameter in a potato 21⁄2 inches in diameter or 6 ounces in weight.1 * * Area affected not to exceed that of a circle 3⁄4 inch in diameter in a potato 21⁄2 inches in diameter or 6 ounces in weight.1 Defects * * Light Brown Discoloration (Brown Center) ....... dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with RULES * VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:17 Nov 20, 2008 * Jkt 217001 * PO 00000 Frm 00002 * Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * E:\FR\FM\21NOR1.SGM * 21NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 226 / Friday, November 21, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. Dated: November 12, 2008. David R. Shipman, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 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Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 226 / Friday, November 21, 2008 / 
Rules and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

7 CFR Part 51

[Docket  AMS-FV-2006-0136; FV-06-303-C]


United States Standards for Grades of Potatoes

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Correcting amendments.

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SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published a final 
rule in the Federal Register on March 21, 2008 (FR Doc. 08-1058), 
revising the United States Standards of Grades of Potatoes. As 
published, the final regulations contain errors in Sec. Sec.  51.1545, 
51.1546, 51.1664, and 51.1565 that are misleading and are in need of 
clarification. This document corrects those errors.

DATES: Effective Date: November 21, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vincent J. Fusaro, Standardization 
Section, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs (202) 720-
2185.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides correcting amendments 
to the U.S. Grade Standards for Grades of Potatoes, found respectively 
at 7 CFR part 51.

List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 51

    Agricultural commodities, Food grades and standards, Fruits, Nuts, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Trees, Vegetables.

PART 51--[CORRECTED]

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1. The authority citation for part 51 continues to read as follows:

     Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621-1627.

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3. In Sec.  51.1545, Table 1 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  51.1545  Size.

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                                                     Table 1
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                                               Minimum diameter \1\  or weight   Maximum diameter \1\  or weight
               Size designation               ------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Inches           Ounces           Inches           Ounces
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Creamer......................................           \3/4\            (\3\)          1\5/8\             (\3\)
Chef.........................................          2\3/4\               8           4\1/2\               28
Size A\2\....................................          1\7/8\            (\3\)            (\3\)            (\3\)
Size B.......................................          1\1/2\            (\3\)          2\1/4\             (\3\)
Small........................................          1\3/4\            (\3\)          2\1/2\                6
Medium.......................................          2\1/4\               5           3\1/4\               10
Large........................................               3              10           4\1/2\              28
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\1\ Diameter means the greatest dimension at right angles to the longitudinal axis, without regard to the
  position of the stem end.
\2\ In addition to the minimum size specified, a lot of potatoes designated as Size A shall contain at least 40
  percent of potatoes which are 2\1/2\ inches in diameter or larger or 6 ounces in weight or larger.
\3\ No requirement.

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3. In Sec.  51.1546, paragraph (a) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  51.1546  Tolerances.

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    (a) For defects--(1) U.S. No. 1. (i) At Shipping Point. A total of 
8 percent for potatoes in any lot which fail to meet the requirements 
for the grade: Provided, that included in this tolerance not more than 
the following percentages shall be allowed for the defects listed:
    (A) 5 percent for external defects;
    (B) 5 percent for internal defects;
    (C) Including therein not more than 1 percent for potatoes which 
are frozen or affected by soft rot or wet breakdown. See Sec.  51.1547.
    (ii) En route or at Destination. A total of 10 percent for potatoes 
in any lot which fail to meet the requirements for the grade: Provided, 
that included in this tolerance not more than the following percentages 
shall be allowed for the defects listed:
    (A) 7 percent for external defects;
    (B) 7 percent for internal defects;
    (C) Including therein not more than 2 percent for potatoes which 
are frozen or affected by soft rot or wet breakdown. See Sec.  51.1547.
    (2) U.S. Commercial. A total of 20 percent for potatoes in any lot 
which fail to meet the requirements for the grade: Provided, that 
included in this tolerance not more than the following percentages 
shall be allowed for the defects listed:
    (i) 10 percent for potatoes which fail to meet the requirements for 
U.S. No. 2 grade, including therein not more than:
    (ii) 6 percent for external defects;
    (iii) 6 percent for internal defects; or,
    (iv) Including therein not more than 1 percent for potatoes which 
are frozen or affected by soft rot or wet breakdown. See Sec.  51.1547.
    (3) U.S. No. 2. (i) At Shipping Point: A total of 10 percent for 
potatoes in any lot which fail to meet the requirements for the grade: 
Provided, that included in this tolerance not more than the following 
percentages shall be allowed for the defects listed:
    (A) 6 percent for external defects;

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    (B) 6 percent for internal defects;
    (C) Including therein not more than 1 percent for potatoes which 
are frozen or affected by soft rot or wet breakdown. See Sec.  51.1547.
    (ii) En route or at Destination: A total of 12 percent for potatoes 
in any lot which fail to meet the requirements for the grade: Provided, 
that included in this tolerance not more than the following percentages 
shall be allowed for the defects listed:
    (A) 8 percent for external defects;
    (B) 8 percent for internal defects;
    (C) Including therein not more than 2 percent for potatoes which 
are frozen or affected by soft rot or wet breakdown. See Sec.  51.1547.
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4. In Sec.  51.1564, Table III, the entries ``Bruises (Not including 
pressure bruise and sunken discolored areas)''; ``Growth Cracks''; and 
``Sprouts'' are revised to read as follows:


Sec.  51.1564  External Defects.

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                       Table III--External Defects
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           Defect                    Damage                Serious
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Bruises (Not including        When removal causes   When the removal
 pressure bruise and sunken    a loss of more than   causes a loss of
 discolored areas).            5 percent of the      more than 10
                               total weight of the   percent of the
                               potato or when the    total weight of the
                               area affected is      potato or when the
                               more than 5 percent   area affected is
                               of the surface in     more than 10
                               the aggregate         percent of the
                               (i.e., \3/4\ inch     surface in the
                               on a 6 oz. potato).   aggregate (i.e.,
                               Correspondingly       1\1/4\ inches on a
                               lesser or greater     2\1/2\ inch or 6
                               areas in smaller or   oz. potato).
                               larger areas.         Correspondingly
                                                     lesser or greater
                                                     areas in smaller or
                                                     larger potatoes.
 
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Growth Cracks...............  When the growth       When the growth
                               crack(s) affects      crack(s) affects
                               more than \1/2\ the   more than \3/4\ the
                               length of the         length of the
                               potato in the         potato in the
                               aggregate on round    aggregate or when
                               varieties or more     the depth is
                               than \1/3\ the        greater than that
                               length in the         as outlined in
                               aggregate on long     Table V. (See Table
                               varieties; or, when   V.).
                               the depth is
                               greater than that
                               as outlined in
                               Table V. (See Table
                               V.).
 
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Sprouts.....................  When more than 5      When more than 10
                               percent of the        percent of the
                               potatoes in a lot     potatoes in a lot
                               have sprouts in       have sprouts in
                               clusters or any       clusters or any
                               individual sprout     individual sprout
                               more than \1/4\       more than \1/2\
                               inch in length at     inch in length at
                               shipping point and    shipping point and
                               \1/2\ inch in         1 inch in length at
                               length at             destination.
                               destination.
 
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5. In Sec.  51.1565, the heading of Table I is revised and the entry 
``Light Brown Discoloration (Brown Center)'' is revised to read as 
follows:


Sec.  51.1565  [Amended]

                       Table VII--Internal Defects
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                                     Damage                Serious
           Defects           -------------------------------------------
                                 Maximum allowed       Maximum allowed
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Light Brown Discoloration     Area affected not to  Area affected not to
 (Brown Center).               exceed that of a      exceed that of a
                               circle \1/2\ inch     circle \3/4\ inch
                               in diameter in a      in diameter in a
                               potato 2\1/2\         potato 2\1/2\
                               inches in diameter    inches in diameter
                               or 6 ounces in        or 6 ounces in
                               weight.\1\            weight.\1\
 
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    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621-1627.

    Dated: November 12, 2008.
David R. Shipman,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E8-27288 Filed 11-20-08; 8:45 am]
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