Or. Admin. R. 603-051-0490 - Oregon Extra Fancy Export Grade

In order to allow shippers to pack a higher quality for export, the "Oregon Extra Fancy Export" grade is adopted. This grade consists of onions which meet all of the requirements of the U.S. No. 1 Grade (7 CFR Section 51.2830) except that the onions shall meet the following additional requirements:

(1) Color: fairly bright;
(2) Size:
(a) Boiler: 1 inch to 2 inches;
(b) Prepack: 2 inch minimum;
(c) Medium: 2 1/2 inch minimum;
(d) Jumbo: 3 inch minimum.
(3) Tolerance for size. 2 percent undersize, 10 percent oversize;
(4) Tolerances for grade. Lot limit 3 percent total defects including 1 percent decay; no averaging above 5 percent total, including 2 percent decay on any one sample;
(5) Special lot tolerances:
(a) Sunburn or greening. Lot tolerance 10 percent; score when more than 10 percent of onions in a lot have a medium green color on one-quarter of the surface;
(b) Peeling. Lot tolerance 10 percent; score when more than one-quarter of thin papery skin is missing, leaving the underlying fleshy scale unprotected.

NOTE: Refer to ORS 632.206 - 632.260 and 632.990 for requirements as to inspection and labeling.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 603-051-0490
AD 16-1997, f. & cert. ef. 10-8-97

Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the agency.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 632.905

Stats. Implemented: ORS 632.900 - ORS 632.980

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