Or. Admin. R. 603-051-0616 - Tolerances

In order to allow for variations incident to proper grading and handling, the following tolerances are specified:

(1) At Shipping Point: Not more than a total of ten percent, by count, of the prunes in any container may not meet the requirements of this grade for defects other than color and size, but not more than five percent by count, may be allowed for defects causing serious damage and not more than one percent may be allowed for decay. In addition, not more than ten percent, by count, in any container may not meet the color requirements and not more than ten percent, by count, may not meet the size specifications, but the combined tolerance for all defects shall not exceed 15 percent.
(2) At Destination or Enroute: Not more than a total of 18 percent of the prunes in any container may not meet the requirements of this grade and not more than the following percentages shall be allowed for the defects listed:
(a) Twelve percent for permanent defects including therein not more than ten percent which fail to meet the color requirement, ten percent which fail to meet the minimum diameter requirement, and ten percent which fail to meet the requirements of the grade because of other permanent defects;
(b) Six percent for defects causing serious damage, including therein not more than four percent for serious damage by permanent defects and not more than two percent for decay.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 603-051-0616
AD 797(4-65), f. 6-7-65, ef. 7-1-65; AD 976(9-72), f. 8-24-72, ef. 9-15-72; AD 20-1977, ef. 10-5-77

Stat. Auth.: ORS 561 & ORS 632

Stats. Implemented: ORS 632.900 - ORS 632.980

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