Or. Admin. R. 603-051-0195 - Definition

(1) "Sulphured Cherries" means properly matured whole cherries of similar varietal characteristics packed in a solution of sulphur dioxide of sufficient strength to preserve the cherries with or without the addition of hardening agents.
(2) "Unpitted Sulphured Cherries" means whole cherries stemmed or unstemmed from which the pits have not been removed. If unstemmed, not more than 20 percent, by weight, of all the cherries may have the stems removed. If stemmed, not more than 1/2 of one percent, by weight, of all the cherries may have the stems attached.
(3) "Pitted Sulphured Cherries" means whole cherries with or without stems from which the pits have been removed. If unstemmed (cocktail), not more than seven percent, by weight, of all the cherries may have the stems removed. If stemmed, not more than 1/2 of one percent, by weight, of all the cherries, may have the stems attached.
(4) "Pit" means an entire pit or portion thereof attached to a sulphured cherry or within the pit cavity.
(5) "Unclassified Cherries" means sulphured cherries which do not conform to any of the styles set forth in sections (2), (3), or (4) of this rule.
(6) "Properly Matured" means that stage of ripeness in which the fruit is fully developed for brining purposes.
(7) "Clean" means that the product is practically free from leaves, fruit spurs, bark, twigs, dirt, or foreign material.
(8) "Well Bleached" means that the cherries possess a practically uniform color typical of well bleached sulphured cherries for the variety.
(9) "Firm" means that the cherries possess a firm, fleshy texture, retain their approximate original shape, are not shriveled, and do not show more than slight collapsed areas of flesh.
(10) "Damage" means any injury or defect which materially affects the appearance or market quality of the product. The following shall be considered "damage":
(a) "Mechanical injury". Any open pitter hole, or open pitter holes measuring more than 1/8 inch across in the aggregate; any pitter hole where there is a material loss of flesh; any pitter tear or pitter tears, or any other mechanical injury which materially affects the appearance of the cherry;
(b) "Surface discoloration":
(A) (In case of Oregon No. 1 whole cherry) -- Any light surface discoloration exceeding in the aggregate 1/8 of the surface of the cherry; any dark surface discoloration exceeding in the aggregate the area of a circle 3/16 inch in diameter, but not exceeding in the aggregate 1/8 of the surface of the cherry;
(B) (In case of Oregon No. 1 halved cherries) -- Any light surface discoloration exceeding in the aggregate 1/8 of the surface of the cherry; any dark surface discoloration exceeding in the aggregate the area of a circle 1/16 inch in diameter.
(c) "Rain cracks":
(A) (In case of Oregon No 1. whole cherries) -- In the stem basin more than 1/4 inch in length; outside the stem basin more than 3/16 inch in length measured on the circumference;
(B) (In the case of Oregon No. 1 halved cherries) -- In the stem basin more than 1/8 inch in length; outside the stem basin no rain cracks shall be allowed.
(d) "Blemished". Any insect injury, bird pecks, limb rub, hail marks, sunburn, solution cracks, or any other blemish or combination of blemishes which materially affects the appearance of the cherry; also any cherry, the flesh of which is materially discolored.
(11) "Fairly Well Bleached" means that the cherries possess a reasonably uniform color typical of reasonably well bleached sulphured cherries for the variety.
(12) "Fairly Firm" means that the cherries possess a reasonably firm texture, may have slightly lost their original shape, may be slightly shriveled, or may show moderately collapsed areas of the flesh.
(13) "Serious Damage" means any injury which seriously affects the appearance or market quality of the product. The following shall be considered "serious damage":
(a) Any deformed or double cherry;
(b) "Mechanical injury":
(A) (In case of Oregon No. 2 whole cherries) -- Any open pitter hole, or open pitter holes measuring more than 3/16 inch across in the aggregate; any pitter hole where there is a serious loss of flesh; any pitter tear or pitter tears, or any other mechanical injury which seriously affects the appearance of the cherry;
(B) (In the case of Oregon No. 2 halved cherries) -- Any open pitter hole, or open pitter holes measuring more than 1/8 inch across in the aggregate; any pitter hole where there is a serious loss of flesh; any pitter tear or pitter tears, or any other mechanical injury which seriously affects the appearance of the cherry.
(c) "Surface discoloration". Any light surface discoloration exceeding in the aggregate 1/2 of the surface of the cherry; any dark surface discoloration exceeding in the aggregate 1/8 of the surface of the cherry;
(d) "Rain cracks":
(A) (In the case of Oregon No. 2 whole cherries) -- In the stem basin more than 1/2 inch in length; outside the stem basin more than 3/8 inch in length measured on the circumference;
(B) (In the case of Oregon No. 2 halved cherries) -- In the stem basin more than 1/4 inch in length; outside the stem basin more than 3/16 inch in length measured on the circumference.
(e) Any blemish or combination of any blemishes which seriously affects the appearance of the cherry; also any cherry, the flesh of which is seriously discolored.

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Or. Admin. R. 603-051-0195
AD 469, ef. 5-20-54

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561.190 & ORS 632.900 - ORS 632.980

Stats. Implemented: ORS 632.900 - ORS 632.980

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