7 CFR 996.31 - Outgoing quality standards.

§ 996.31 Outgoing quality standards.
(a) Shelled peanuts: No handler or importer shall ship or otherwise dispose of shelled peanuts for human consumption unless such peanuts are positive lot identified, chemically analyzed by a USDA laboratory or USDA-approved laboratory and certified “negative” as to aflatoxin, and certified by the Inspection Service as meeting the following quality standards:
Minimum Quality Standards—Peanuts for Human Consumption
[Whole kernels and splits: Maximum limitations]
Type and grade category Unshelled peanuts and damaged kernels(percent) Unshelled peanuts and damaged kernels and minor defects(percent) Total fall through Sound whole kernels and/or sound split and broken kernels Foreign materials(percent) Moisture(percent)
Excluding Lots of “splits”
Runner 1.50 2.50 6.00%; 17/64 inch round screen .20 9.00
Virginia (except No. 2) 1.50 2.50 6.00%; 17/64 inch round screen .20 9.00
Spanish and Valencia 1.50 2.50 6.00%; 16/64 inch round screen .20 9.00
No. 2 Virginia 1.50 3.00 6.00%; 17/64 inch round screen .20 9.00
Runner with splits (not more than 15% sound splits) 1.50 2.50 6.00%; 17/64 inch round screen .20 9.00
Virginia with splits (not more than 15% sound splits) 1.50 2.50 6.00%; 17/64 inch round screen .20 9.00
Spanish and Valencia with splits (not more than 15% sound splits) 1.50 2.50 6.00%; 16/64 inch round screen .20 9.00
Lots of “splits”
Runner (not less than 90% splits) 2.00 2.50 6.00%; 17/64 inch round screen .20 9.00
Virginia (not less than 90% splits) 2.00 2.50 6.00%; 17/64 inch round screen .20 9.00
Spanish and Valencia (not less than 90% splits) 2.00 2.50 6.00%; 16/64 inch round screen .20 9.00
(b) Cleaned-inshell peanuts: No handler or importer shall ship or otherwise dispose of cleaned-inshell peanuts for human consumption unless such peanuts are Positive lot identified and are determined by the Inspection Service to contain:
(1) Not more than l.00 percent kernels with mold unless a sample of such peanuts, drawn by an inspector of the Inspection Service, is analyzed chemically by a USDA laboratory or a USDA-approved laboratory and certified “negative” as to aflatoxin;
(2) Not more than 2.00 percent peanuts with damaged kernels;
(3) Not more than 10.00 percent moisture; or
(4) Not more than 0.50 percent foreign material.
[67 FR 57140, Sept. 9, 2002; 67 FR 63503, Oct. 11, 2002, as amended at 68 FR 46924, Aug. 7, 2003; 68 FR 53490, Sept. 11, 2003]

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