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regular notification
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Agency Responsible
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Department of Agriculture (USDA) [1413]
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Notified Document Details
<p style="margin:2px !important;">United States Standards for Grades of Processed Vegetables</p>
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Covered Products
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Processed vegetables</p>
Description of Content

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposes to revise the U.S. Standards for Grades of Canned Lima Beans, U.S. Standards for Grades of Canned Mushrooms, U.S. Standards for Grades of Pickles, and U.S. Standards for Grades of Green Olives. AMS is proposing to replace the term "midget" with "petite" in the canned lima bean, canned mushroom, and pickle standards, and to remove "midget" completely from the green olive standards as there is an alternative term. AMS is also proposing to replace the two-term grading system (dual nomenclature) with a single term to describe each quality level in the canned lima bean, canned mushroom, and green olive standards. Editorial changes would also be made to the grade standards that conform to recent changes made in other grade standards.

Relevant Documents

83 Federal Register (FR) 39917, 13 August 2018; Title 7 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 52.

U.S. Grade Standards for Vegetables: https://www.ams.usda.gov/grades-standards/vegetables (use drop down to locate Product Type)

Fact Sheet titled “U.S. Grade Standards for Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, and Other Specialty Products”: https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/FactSheetUSgradestandardsFruitsVegetablesNutsSpecialtyProducts.pdf


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