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USA - Standards for Grades of Apples publsihed


USA - Standards for Grades of Apples publsihed

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposes to revise the U.S. Standards for Grades of Apples by removing smooth net-like russeting as a grade-determining factor in the U.S. Extra Fancy, U.S. Fancy, and U.S. No. 1 grades for Fuji apples. In addition, AMS proposes to remove obsolete references to the location where color standards may be examined and purchased. The changes will modernize the standards and meet growing consumer demand by providing greater marketing flexibility.

Products covered : Apples; Apples, pears and quinces, fresh (HS 0808); Fruits. Vegetables (ICS 67.080), Quality (ICS 03.120)

Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: Prevention of deceptive practices and consumer protection; Quality requirements

Proposed date of adoption: To be determined

Proposed date of entry into force: To be determined

Final date for comments:5 July 2019

If the Proposal/Notification/Regulation will affect your International Business please send us your representation with facts and figures , so that these can be taken up suitably.


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