Or. Admin. R. 603-051-0618 - Standard Pack

(1) The prunes shall be of fairly uniform size and tightly packed according to the approved and recognized methods. The fruits in the top layer shall not be noticeably superior in quality or size to those in the remainder of the package.
(2) The size of prunes packed in 4-basket crates shall be indicated as follows: 4 x 4, 4 x 5, 5 x 5, etc., in accordance with the arrangement in the top layer of the basket. These packs shall not be more than three layers deep. Arrangements such as 4-3 x 5 and 5-4 x 5 shall not be considered standard packs.
(3) The arrangement of the bottom layer shall be one row less one way, and may be one row less each way than the arrangement of the top layer. The arrangement of the middle layer may be the same as the top layer, or may be one row less one way than the arrangement of the top layer. Straight, offset, and diagonal packs in the layers are permitted. For example: A pack with 5 x 5 in the top layer may have 5 x 5 in the middle layer, and shall have 4 x 5 or 4-3 x 5 in the bottom layer; or it may have 4 x 5 or 4-3 x 5 in the middle layer, and shall have 4 x 5, 4-3 x 5, or 4 x 4 in the bottom layer.
(4) In layer-packed California peach or lug boxes, the count in the entire container shall be marked on the package.
(5) In double-faced and filled special lugs the number of rows, lengthwise of the lugs, shall be marked on the package to indicate size, as "nine row".
(6) In order to allow for variations incident to proper packing, not more than ten percent, by count, of the containers in any lot may fail to meet the requirements of the standard pack.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 603-051-0618
AD 797(4-65), f. 6-7-65, ef. 7-1-65; AD 976(9-72), f. 8-24-72, ef. 9-15-72

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

Stats. Implemented: ORS 632.900 - ORS 632.980

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