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

Title 7: Agriculture
Subpart D—United States Standards for Brown Rice for Processing

Grades, Grade Requirements, and Grade Designations

§868.261   Grade and grade requirements for the classes of brown rice for processing. (See also §868.263.)

GradeMaximum limits of—
Paddy kernelsSeeds and heat-damaged kernelsRed rice and damaged kernels (singly or combined) (percent)Chalky kernels1 2 (percent)Broken kernels removed by a 6 plate or a 612 sieve3 (percent)Other types4Wellmilled kernels (percent)
PercentNumber in 500 gramsTotal (singly or combined) (number in 500 grams)Heat-damaged kernels (number in 500 grams)Objectionable seeds (number in 500 grams)
U.S. No. 12010121.
U.S. No. 22.0402102.
U.S. No. 32.0704204.
U.S. No. 42.01008358.
U.S. No. 52.0150155015.
U.S. Sample gradeU.S. Sample grade shall be brown rice for processing which (a) does not meet the requirements for any of the grades from U.S. No. 1 to U.S. No. 5, inclusive; (b) contains more than 14.5 percent of moisture; (c) is musty, or sour, or heating; (d) has any commercially objectionable foreign odor; (e) contains more than 0.2 percent of related material or more than 0.1 percent of unrelated material; (f) contains two or more live weevils or other live insects; or (g) is otherwise of distinctly low quality.

1For the special grade Parboiled brown rice for processing, see §868.263(a).

2For the special grade Glutinous brown rice for processing, see §868.263(c).

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 Brown Rice for Processing.

[56 FR 55979, Oct. 31, 1991. Redesignated and amended at 60 FR 16364, Mar. 30, 1995]

§868.262   Grade designation and other certificate information.

(a) Brown rice for processing. The grade designation for all classes of Brown rice for processing 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; and

(5) Each applicable special grade (see §868.264).

(b) Mixed Brown rice for Processing information. For the class Mixed Brown rice for processing, 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 broken kernels of each type in the order of predominance, when applicable; and

(3) The percentage of seeds, related material, and unrelated material.

(c) Broken kernels. Broken kernels, other than long grain in Mixed Brown rice for processing shall be certified as “medium or short grain.”

[74 FR 55442, Oct. 28, 2009]

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