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Title 7Subtitle BChapter VIIISubchapter APart 868Subpart C → Subject Group


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


Grades, Grade Requirements, and Grade Designations

§868.210   Grades and grade requirements for the classes of Rough Rice. (See also §868.212.)

GradeMaximum limits of—Color requirements1 (minimum)
Seeds and heat-damaged kernelsRed rice and damaged kernels (singly or combined) (Percent)Chalky kernels1 2Other types3 (Percent)
Total (singly or combined) (Number in 500 grams)Heat-damaged kernels and objectionable seeds (singly or combined) (Number in 500 grams)Heat-damaged kernels (Number in 500 grams)In long grain rice (Percent)In medium or short grain rice (Percent)
U.S. No. 14310.51.02.01.0Shall be white or creamy.
U.S. No. 27521.52.04.02.0May be slightly gray.
U.S. No. 310852.54.06.03.0May be light gray.
U.S. No. 42722154.06.08.05.0May be gray or slight rosy.
U.S. No. 53732256.010.010.010.0May be dark gray or rosy.
U.S. No. 6757575415.015.015.010.0May be dark gray or rosy.
U.S. Sample grade
U.S. Sample grade shall be rough rice 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 14.0 percent of moisture; (c) is musty, or sour, or heating; (d) has any commercially objectionable foreign odor; or (e) is otherwise of distinctly low quality.

1For the special grade Parboiled rough rice, see §868.212(b).

2For the special grade Glutinous rough rice, see §868.212(d).

3These limits do not apply to the class Mixed Rough Rice.

4Rice in grade U.S. No. 6 shall contain not more than 6.0 percent of damaged kernels.

[56 FR 55978, Oct. 31, 1991. Redesignated and amended at 60 FR 16364, Mar. 30, 1995]

§868.211   Grade designation and other certificate information.

(a) Rough rice. The grade designation for all classes of Rough rice shall be included on the certificate grade-line in the following order:

(1) The letters “U.S.;”

(2) The number of the grade or the words “Sample grade,” as warranted;

(3) The words “or better,” when applicable and requested by the applicant prior to inspection;

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0580-0013)

(4) The class;

(5) Each applicable special grade (see §868.213); and

(6) A statement of the milling yield.

(b) Mixed rough rice information. For the class Mixed Rough rice, the following information shall be included in the Results section of the certificate in the following order:

(1) The percentage of whole kernels of each type in the order of predominance;

(2) The percentage of large broken kernels of each type in the order of predominance;

(3) The percentage of material removed by the No. 6 sieve or the No. 6 sizing plate; and

(4) The percentage of seeds, when applicable.

(c) Large broken kernels. Large broken kernels, other than long grain, in Mixed Rough rice shall be certified as “medium or short grain.”

[74 FR 55442, Oct. 28, 2009]

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