Or. Admin. R. 603-050-0225 - Special Requirements and Standards for Other Varieties of Pears

(1) In order to obtain certification and allow for the use of official identification, other varieties of pears shall:
(a) Be placed in controlled atmosphere storage, wherein the oxygen content has been reduced to five percent or less within 20 days after sealing;
(b) Be retained in such controlled atmosphere storage for a period of 60 days or more; and
(c) Meet the maturity standard that not more than five percent are further advanced in maturity than firm and meet the condition standards that there are not more than two percent decay, not more than 2% scald, and not more than an average total of 5% for all condition factors including corkspot; and
(d) If preconditioned, be subjected to the storage conditions referred to in subsection (a) and (b) of this section prior to such preconditioning.
(2) Prior to certification, the Department may make such investigations and examinations as necessary in order to assure compliance with the conditions described in subsection (1) of this rule.


Or. Admin. R. 603-050-0225
AD 19-1977, f. & ef. 10-5-77; DOA 25-1999, f. & cert. ef. 11-29-99

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561 & ORS 632

Stats. Implemented: ORS 632.460 & ORS 632.905

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