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Title 7Subtitle BChapter VIIISubchapter APart 868Subpart E → §868.310


Title 7: Agriculture
PART 868—GENERAL REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS FOR CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES
Subpart E—United States Standards for Milled Rice


§868.310   Grades and grade requirements for the classes Long Grain Milled Rice, Medium Grain Milled Rice, Short Grain Milled Rice, and Mixed Milled Rice. (See also §868.315.)

Grades, Grade Requirements, and Grade Designations

Grade Maximum limits of— Color
requirements1
Minimum
milling
requirements5
Seeds, heat
damaged, and paddy kernels
(singly or combined)
Red rice and
damaged
kernels (singly
or
combined) (percent)
Chalky kernels1 2 Broken kernels Other types4
Total (number in 500 grams) Heat
damaged
kernels and objectionable seeds (number
in 500 grams)
In long grain
rice (percent)
In
medium or short grain rice (percent)
Total (percent) Removed by a 5 plate3 (percent) Removed by a 6 plate3 (percent) Through a 6 sieve3 (percent) Whole kernels (percent) Whole and
broken
kernels (percent)
U.S. No. 1210.51.02.04.00.040.10.11.0White or creamyWell Milled.
U.S. No. 2421.52.04.07.00.060.20.22.0Slightly grayWell Milled.
U.S. No. 3752.54.06.015.00.10.80.53.0Light grayReasonably well milled.
U.S. No. 420154.06.08.025.00.41.00.75.0Gray or slightly rosyReasonably well milled.
U.S. No. 5302556.010.010.035.00.73.01.010.0Dark gray or rosyReasonably well milled.
U.S. No. 67575615.015.015.050.01.04.02.010.0Dark gray or rosyReasonably well milled.
U.S. Sample grade:
U.S. Sample grade shall be milled rice of any of these classes which: (a) Does not meet the requirements for any of the grades from U.S. No. 1 to U.S. No. 6, inclusive; (b) contains more than 15.0 percent of moisture; (c) is musty or sour, or heating; (d) has any commercially objectionable foreign odor; (e) contains more than 0.1 percent of foreign material; (f) Contains two or more live or dead weevils or other insects, insect webbing, or insect refuse; (g) is otherwise of distinctly low quality.

1For the special grade Parboiled milled rice, see §868.315(c).

2For the special grade Glutinous milled rice, see §868.315(e).

3Plates should be used for southern production rice; and sieves should be used for western production rice, but any device or method which gives equivalent results may be used.

4These limits do not apply to the class Mixed Milled Rice.

5For the special grade Undermilled milled rice, see §868.315(d).

6Grade U.S. No. 6 shall contain not more than 6.0 percent of damaged kernels.

[67 FR 61250, Sept. 30, 2002, as amended at 70 FR 37255, June 29, 2005]

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