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Title 7Subtitle BChapter VIIISubchapter APart 868 → Subpart E


Title 7: Agriculture
PART 868—GENERAL REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS FOR CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES


Subpart E—United States Standards for Milled Rice


Contents

Terms Defined

§868.301   Definition of milled rice.
§868.302   Definition of other terms.

Principles Governing Application of Standards

§868.303   Basis of determination.
§868.304   Broken kernels determination.
§868.305   Interpretive line samples.
§868.306   Milling requirements.
§868.307   Moisture.
§868.308   Percentages.
§868.309   Information.
§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.)
§868.311   Grades and grade requirements for the class Second Head Milled Rice. (See also §868.315.)
§868.312   Grade and grade requirements for the class Screenings Milled Rice. (See also §868.315.)
§868.313   Grades and grade requirements for the class Brewers Milled Rice. (See also §868.315.)
§868.314   Grade designation and other certificate information.

Special Grades, Special Grade Requirements, and Special Grade Designations

§868.315   Special grades and special grade requirements.
§868.316   Special grade designation.

Note to the subpart: Compliance with the provisions of these standards does not excuse failure to comply with the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, or other Federal laws.

Source: 42 FR 40869, Aug. 12, 1977; 42 FR 64356, Dec. 23, 1977, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 60 FR 16364, Mar. 30, 1995.

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Terms Defined

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§868.301   Definition of milled rice.

Whole or broken kernels of rice (Oryza sativa L.) from which the hulls and at least the outer bran layers have been removed and which contain not more than 10.0 percent of seeds, paddy kernels, or foreign material, either singly or combined.

[48 FR 24859, June 3, 1983. Redesignated at 60 FR 16364, Mar. 30, 1995]

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§868.302   Definition of other terms.

For the purposes of these standards, the following terms shall have the meanings stated below:

(a) Broken kernels. Kernels of rice which are less than three-fourths of whole kernels.

(b) Brown rice. Whole or broken kernels of rice from which the hulls have been removed.

(c) Chalky kernels. Whole or broken kernels of rice which are one-half or more chalky.

(d) Classes. There are seven classes of milled rice. The following four classes shall be based on the percentage of whole kernels, and types of rice:

Long Grain Milled Rice.

Medium Grain Milled Rice.

Short Grain Milled Rice.

Mixed Milled Rice.

The following three classes shall be based on the percentage of whole kernels and of broken kernels of different size:

Second Head Milled Rice.

Screenings Milled Rice.

Brewers Milled Rice.

(1) “Long grain milled rice” shall consist of milled rice which contains more than 25.0 percent of whole kernels of milled rice and in U.S. Nos. 1 through 4 not more than 10.0 percent of whole or broken kernels of medium or short grain rice. U.S. No. 5 and U.S. No. 6 long grain milled rice shall contain not more than 10.0 percent of whole kernels of medium or short grain milled rice (broken kernels do not apply).

(2) “Medium grain milled rice” shall consist of milled rice which contains more than 25.0 percent of whole kernels of milled rice and in U.S. Nos. 1 through 4 not more than 10.0 percent of whole or broken kernels of long grain rice or whole kernels of short grain rice. U.S. No. 5 and U.S. No. 6 medium grain milled rice shall contain not more than 10.0 percent of whole kernels of long or short grain milled rice (broken kernels do not apply).

(3) “Short grain milled rice” shall consist of milled rice which contains more than 25.0 percent of whole kernels of milled rice and in U.S. Nos. 1 through 4 not more than 10.0 percent of whole or broken kernels of long grain rice or whole kernels of medium grain rice. U.S. No. 5 and U.S. No. 6 short grain milled rice shall contain not more than 10.0 percent of whole kernels of long or medium grain milled rice (broken kernels do not apply).

(4) “Mixed milled rice” shall consist of milled rice which contains more than 25.0 percent of whole kernels of milled rice and more than 10.0 percent of “other types” as defined in paragraph (i) of this section. U.S. No. 5 and U.S. No. 6 mixed milled rice shall contain more than 10.0 percent of whole kernels of “other types” (broken kernels do not apply).

(5) “Second head milled rice” shall consist of milled rice which, when determined in accordance with §868.303, contains:

(i) Not more than (a) 25.0 percent of whole kernels, (b) 7.0 percent of broken kernels removed by a 6 plate, (c) 0.4 percent of broken kernels removed by a 5 plate, and (d) 0.05 percent of broken kernels passing through a 4 sieve (southern production); or

(ii) Not more than (a) 25.0 percent of whole kernels, (b) 50.0 percent of broken kernels passing through a 612 sieve, and (c) 10.0 percent of broken kernels passing through a 6 sieve (western production).

(6) “Screenings milled rice” shall consist of milled rice which, when determined in accordance with §868.303, contains:

(i) Not more than (a) 25.0 percent of whole kernels, (b) 10.0 percent of broken kernels removed by a 5 plate, and (c) 0.2 percent of broken kernels passing through a 4 sieve (southern production); or

(ii) Not more than (a) 25.0 percent of whole kernels and (b) 15.0 percent of broken kernels passing through a 512 sieve; and more than (c) 50.0 percent of broken kernels passing through a 612 sieve and (d) 10.0 percent of broken kernels passing through a 6 sieve (western production).

(7) “Brewers milled rice” shall consist of milled rice which, when determined in accordance with §868.303, contains not more than 25.0 percent of whole kernels and which does not meet the kernel-size requirements for the class Second Head Milled Rice or Screenings Milled Rice.

(e) Damaged kernels. Whole or broken kernels of rice which are distinctly discolored or damaged by water, insects, heat, or any other means, and parboiled kernels in nonparboiled rice. “Heat-damaged kernels” (see paragraph (g) of this section) shall not function as damaged kernels.

(f) Foreign material. All matter other than rice and seeds. Hulls, germs, and bran which have separated from the kernels of rice shall be considered foreign material.

(g) Heat-damaged kernels. Whole or broken kernels of rice which are materially discolored and damaged as a result of heating and parboiled kernels in nonparboiled rice which are as dark as, or darker in color than, the interpretive line for heat-damaged kernels.

(h) Objectionable seeds. Seeds other than rice, except seeds of Echinochloa crusgalli (commonly known as barnyard grass, watergrass, and Japanese millet).

(i) Other types. (1) Whole kernels of: (i) Long grain rice in medium or short grain rice, (ii) medium grain rice in long or short grain rice, (iii) Short grain rice in long or medium grain rice, and (2) broken kernels of long grain rice in medium or short grain rice and broken kernels of medium or short grain rice in long grain rice, except in U.S. No. 5 and U.S. No. 6 milled rice. In U.S. No. 5 and U.S. No. 6 milled rice, only whole kernels will apply.

Note: Broken kernels of medium grain rice in short grain rice and broken kernels of short grain rice in medium grain rice shall not be considered other types.

(j) Paddy Kernels. Whole or broken unhulled kernels of rice; whole or broken kernels of brown rice, and whole or broken kernels of milled rice having a portion or portions of the hull remaining which cover one-eighth ( 18 ) or more of the whole or broken kernel.

(k) Red rice. Whole or broken kernels of rice on which there is an appreciable amount of red bran.

(l) Seeds. Whole or broken seeds of any plant other than rice.

(m) Types of rice. There are three types of milled rice as follows:

Long grain.

Medium grain.

Short grain.

Types shall be based on the length-width ratio of kernels of rice that are unbroken and the width, thickness, and shape of kernels that are broken, prescribed in FGIS instructions.

(n) Ungelatinized kernels. Whole or broken kernels of parboiled rice with distinct white or chalky areas due to incomplete gelatinization of the starch.

(o) Well-milled kernels. Whole or broken kernels of rice from which the hulls and practically all of the germs and the bran layers have been removed.

Note: This factor is determined on an individual kernel basis and applies to the special grade Undermilled milled rice only.

(p) Whole kernels. Unbroken kernels of rice and broken kernels of rice which are at least three-fourths of an unbroken kernel.

(q) 5 plate. A laminated metal plate 0.142-inch thick, with a top lamina, 0.051-inch thick, perforated with rows of round holes 0.0781 ( 564 ) inch in diameter, 532 inch from center to center, with each row staggered in relation to the adjacent rows, and a bottom lamina 0.091-inch thick, without perforations.

(r) 6 plate. A laminated metal plate 0.142-inch thick, with a top lamina 0.051-inch thick, perforated with rows of round holes 0.0938 ( 664 ) inch in diameter, 532 inch from center to center, with each row staggered in relation to the adjacent rows, and a bottom lamina 0.091-inch thick, without perforations.

(s) 212 sieve. A metal sieve 0.032-inch thick, perforated with rows of round holes 0.0391 (212 /64) inch in diameter, 0.075-inch from center to center, with each row staggered in relation to the adjacent rows.

(t) 4 sieve. A metal sieve 0.032-inch thick, perforated with rows of round holes 0.0625 ( 464 ) inch in diameter, 18 inch from center to center, with each row staggered in relation to the adjacent rows.

(u) 5 sieve. A metal sieve 0.032-inch thick, perforated with rows of round holes 0.0781 ( 564 ) inch in diameter, 532 inch from center to center, with each row staggered in relation to the adjacent rows.

(v) 512 sieve. A metal sieve 0.032-inch thick, perforated with rows of round holes 0.0859 (512 /64) inch in diameter, 964 inch from center to center, with each row staggered in relation to the adjacent rows.

(w) 6 sieve. A metal sieve 0.032-inch thick, perforated with rows of round holes 0.0938 ( 664 ) inch in diameter, 532 inch from center to center, with each row staggered in relation to the adjacent rows.

(x) 612 sieve. A metal sieve 0.032-inch thick, perforated with rows of round holes 0.1016 (612 /64) inch in diameter, 532 inch from center to center, with each row staggered in relation to the adjacent rows.

(y) 30 sieve. A woven wire cloth sieve having 0.0234-inch openings, with a wire diameter of 0.0153 inch, and meeting the specifications of American Society for Testing and Materials Designation E-11-61, prescribed in FGIS instructions.

[13 FR 9479, Dec. 31, 1948, as amended at 44 FR 73008, Dec. 17, 1979; 47 FR 34516, Aug. 10, 1982; 54 FR 21403, 21406, May 18, 1989; 54 FR 51345, Dec. 14, 1989. Redesignated and amended at 60 FR 16364, Mar. 30, 1995]

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Principles Governing Application of Standards

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§868.303   Basis of determination.

All determinations shall be on the basis of the original sample. Mechanical sizing of kernels shall be adjusted by handpicking, as prescribed in FGIS instructions, or by any method which gives equivalent results.

[42 FR 40869, Aug. 12, 1977; 42 FR 64356, Dec. 23, 1977, as amended at 47 FR 34516, Aug. 10, 1982; 54 FR 21403, 21406, May 18, 1989. Redesignated at 60 FR 16364, Mar. 30, 1995]

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§868.304   Broken kernels determination.

Broken kernels shall be determined by the use of equipment and procedures prescribed in FGIS instructions or by any method which gives equivalent results.

[42 FR 40869, Aug. 12, 1977; 42 FR 64356, Dec. 23, 1977, as amended at 47 FR 34516, Aug. 10, 1982; 54 FR 21403, May 18, 1989. Redesignated at 54 FR 21406, May 18, 1989 and 60 FR 16364, Mar. 30, 1995]

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§868.305   Interpretive line samples.

Interpretive line samples showing the official scoring line for factors that are determined by visual observation shall be maintained by the Federal Grain Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and shall be available for reference in all inspection offices that inspect and grade rice.

[42 FR 40869, Aug. 12, 1977; 42 FR 64356, Dec. 23, 1977, as amended at 47 FR 34516, Aug. 10, 1982. Redesignated at 54 FR 21406, May 18, 1989 and 60 FR 16364, Mar. 30, 1995]

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§868.306   Milling requirements.

The degree of milling for milled rice; i.e., “hard milled,” “well-milled,” and “reasonably well-milled,” shall be equal to, or better than, that of the interpretive line samples for such rice.

[67 FR 61250, Sept. 30, 2002]

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§868.307   Moisture.

Water content in milled rice as determined by an FGIS approved device in accordance with procedures prescribed in FGIS instructions.

[67 FR 61250, Sept. 30, 2002]

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§868.308   Percentages.

(a) Rounding. Percentages are determined on the basis of weight and are rounded as follows:

(1) When the figure to be rounded is followed by a figure greater than or equal to 5, round to the next higher figure; e.g., report 6.36 as 6.4, 0.35 as 0.4, and 2.45 as 2.5.

(2) When the figure to be rounded is followed by a figure less than 5, retain the figure, e.g., report 8.34 as 8.3 and 1.22 and 1.2.

(b) Recording. The percentage of broken kernels removed by a 5 plate in U.S. Nos. 1 and 2 Milled Rice and the percentage of objectionable seeds in U.S. No. 1 Brewers Milled Rice is reported to the nearest hundredth percent. The percentages of all other factors are recorded to the nearest tenth of a percent.

[54 FR 21406, May 18, 1989. Redesignated at 60 FR 16364, Mar. 30, 1995]

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§868.309   Information.

Requests for the Rice Inspection Handbook, Equipment Handbook, or for information concerning approved devices and procedures, criteria for approved devices, and requests for approval of devices should be directed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Grain Inspection Service, P.O. Box 96454, Washington, DC 20090-6454, or any field office or cooperator.

[54 FR 21407, May 18, 1989. Redesignated at 60 FR 16364, Mar. 30, 1995]

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§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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§868.311   Grades and grade requirements for the class Second Head Milled Rice. (See also §868.315.)

Grades, Grade Requirements, and Grade Designations

GradeMaximum limits of—
Seeds, heat-damaged, and paddy kernels
(singly or combined)
Red rice and
damaged
kernels
(singly or combined) (percent)
Chalky kernels1 3 (percent)Color requirements1Minimum
milling
requirements2
Total (number
in 500 grams)
Heat-damaged kernels and objectionable seeds (number in 500 grams)
U.S. No. 11551.04.0White or CreamyWell milled.
U.S. No. 220102.06.0Slightly grayWell milled.
U.S. No. 335153.010.0Light grayReasonably well milled.
U.S. No. 450255.015.0Gray or slightly grayReasonably well milled.
U.S. No. 5754010.020.0Dark gray or rosyReasonably well milled.
U.S. Sample grade:
U.S. Sample grade shall be milled rice of this class 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 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; or (g) is otherwise of distinctly low quality.

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

2For the special grade Undermilled milled rice, see §868.315(d).

3For the special grade Glutinous milled rice, see §868.315(e).

[67 FR 61251, Sept. 30, 2002]

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§868.312   Grade and grade requirements for the class Screenings Milled Rice. (See also §868.315.)

Grades, Grade Requirements, and Grade Designations

GradeMaximum limits of—
Paddy kernels and seedsChalky kernels1 3 (percent)Color requirements1Minimum milling
requirements2
Total
(number in 500 grams)
Objectionable seeds (number in 500 grams)
U.S. No. 14 530205.0White or CreamyWell milled.
U.S. No. 24 575508.0Slightly grayWell milled.
U.S. No. 34 51259012.0Light gray or slightly rosyReasonably well milled.
U.S. No. 44 517514020.0Gray or rosyReasonably well milled.
U.S. No. 525020030.0Dark gray or very rosyReasonably well milled.
U.S. Sample grade:
U.S. Sample grade shall be milled rice of this class 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 15.0 percent of moisture; (c) is musty or sour, or heating; (d) has any commercially objectionable foreign odor; (e) has a badly damaged or extremely red appearance (f) contains more than 0.1 percent of foreign material; (g) contains two or more live or dead weevils or other insects, insect webbing, or insect refuse; or (h) is otherwise of distinctly low quality.

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

2For the special grade Undermilled milled rice, see §868.315(d).

3For the special grade Glutinous milled rice, see §868.315(e).

4Grades U.S. No. 1 to U.S. No. 4, inclusive, shall contain not more than 3.0 percent of heat-damaged kernels, kernels damaged by heat and/or parboiled kernels in nonparboiled rice.

5Grades U.S. No. 1 to U.S. No. 4, inclusive, shall contain not more than 1.0 percent of material passing through a 30 sieve.

[67 FR 61251, Sept. 30, 2002]

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§868.313   Grades and grade requirements for the class Brewers Milled Rice. (See also §868.315.)

Grades, Grade Requirements, and Grade Designations

GradeMaximum limits of—
paddy kernels and seeds
Color requirements1Minimum milling
requirements2
Total (singly or combined)
(percent)
Objectionable seeds (percent)
U.S. No. 13 40.50.05White or CreamyWell milled.
U.S. No. 23 41.00.1Slightly grayWell milled.
U.S. No. 33 41.50.2Light gray or slightly rosyReasonably well milled.
U.S. No. 43 43.00.4Gray or rosyReasonably well milled.
U.S. No. 55.01.5Dark gray or very rosyReasonably well milled.
U.S. Sample grade:
U.S. Sample grade shall be milled rice of this class 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 15.0 percent of moisture; (c) is musty or sour, or heating; (d) has any commercially objectionable foreign odor; (e) has a badly damaged or extremely red appearance; (f) contains more than 0.1 percent of foreign material; (g) contains more than 15.0 percent of broken kernels that will pass through a 212 sieve; (h) contains two or more live or dead weevils or other insects, insect webbing, or insect refuse; or (h) is otherwise of distinctly low quality.

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

2For the special grade Undermilled milled rice, see §868.315(d).

3Grades U.S. No. 1 to U.S. No. 4, inclusive, shall contain not more than 3.0 percent of heat-damaged kernels, kernels damaged by heat and/or parboiled kernels in nonparboiled rice.

4Grades U.S. No. 1 to U.S. No. 4, inclusive, shall contain not more than 1.0 percent of material passing through a 30 sieve. This limit does not apply to the special grade Granulated brewers milled rice.

[67 FR 61252, Sept. 30, 2002]

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§868.314   Grade designation and other certificate information.

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

(5) Each applicable special grade (see §868.316).

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

(3) The percentage of seeds and foreign material.

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

[74 FR 55442, Oct. 28, 2009]

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Special Grades, Special Grade Requirements, and Special Grade Designations

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§868.315   Special grades and special grade requirements.

A special grade, when applicable, is supplemental to the grade assigned under §868.314. Such special grades for milled rice are established and determined as follows:

(a) Coated milled rice. Coated milled rice shall be rice which is coated, in whole or in part, with substances that are safe and suitable as defined in the regulation issued pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act at 21 CFR 130.3(d).

(b) Granulated brewers milled rice. Granulated brewers milled rice shall be milled rice which has been crushed or granulated so that 95.0 percent or more will pass through a 5 sieve, 70.0 percent or more will pass through a 4 sieve, and not more than 15.0 percent will pass through a 212 sieve.

(c) Parboiled milled rice. Parboiled milled rice shall be milled rice in which the starch has been gelatinized by soaking, steaming, and drying. Grades U.S. No. 1 to U.S. No. 6, inclusive, shall contain not more than 10.0 percent of ungelatinized kernels. Grades U.S. No. 1 and U.S. No. 2 shall contain not more than 0.1 percent, grades U.S. No. 3 and U.S. No. 4 not more than 0.2 percent, and grades U.S. No. 5 and U.S. No. 6 not more than 0.5 percent of nonparboiled rice. If the rice is: (1) Not distinctly colored by the parboiling process, it shall be considered “Parboiled Light”; (2) distinctly but not materially colored by the parboiling process, it shall be considered “Parboiled”; (3) materially colored by the parboiling process, it shall be considered “Parboiled Dark.” The color levels for “Parboiled Light,” “Parboiled,” and “Parboiled Dark” shall be in accordance with the interpretive line samples for parboiled rice.

Note: The maximum limits for “Chalky kernels,” “Heat-damaged kernels,” “Kernels damaged by heat,” and the “Color requirements” in §§868.310, 868.311, 868.312, and 868.313 are not applicable to the special grade “Parboiled milled rice.”

(d) Undermilled milled rice. Undermilled milled rice shall be milled rice which is not equal to the milling requirements for “hard milled,” “well milled,” and “reasonably well milled” rice (see §868.306). Grades U.S. No. 1 and U.S. No. 2 shall contain not more than 2.0 percent, grades U.S. No. 3 and U.S. No. 4 not more than 5.0 percent, grade U.S. No. 5 not more than 10.0 percent, and grade U.S. No. 6 not more than 15.0 percent of well-milled kernels. Grade U.S. No. 5 shall contain not more than 10.0 percent of red rice and damaged kernels (singly or combined) and in no case more than 6.0 percent of damaged kernels.

(e) Glutinous milled rice. Glutinous milled rice shall be special varieties of rice (Oryza sativa L. glutinosa) which contain more than 50 percent chalky kernels. For long grain, medium grain, and short grain milled rice, grade U.S. No. 1 shall contain not more than 1.0 percent of nonchalky kernels, grade U.S. No. 2 not more than 2.0 percent of nonchalky kernels, grade U.S. No. 3 not more than 4.0 percent of nonchalky kernels, grade U.S. No. 4 not more than 6.0 percent of nonchalky kernels, grade U.S. No. 5 not more than 10.0 percent of nonchalky kernels, and grade U.S. No. 6 not more than 15.0 percent of nonchalky kernels. For second head milled rice, grade U.S. No. 1 shall contain not more than 4.0 percent of nonchalky kernels, grade U.S. No. 2 not more than 6.0 percent of nonchalky kernels, grade U.S. No. 3 not more than 10.0 percent of nonchalky kernels, grade U.S. No. 4 not more than 15.0 percent of nonchalky kernels, and grade U.S. No. 5 not more than 20.0 percent of nonchalky kernels. For screenings milled rice, there are no grade limits for percent of nonchalky kernels. For brewers milled rice, the special grade “Glutinous milled rice” is not applicable.

Note: The maximum limits for “Chalky kernels,” shown in §§868.310, 868.311, and 868.312 are not applicable to the special grade “Glutinous milled rice.”

(f) Aromatic milled rice. Aromatic milled rice shall be special varieties of rice (Oryza sativa L. scented) that have a distinctive and characteristic aroma; e.g., basmati and jasmine rice.

(Secs. 203, 205, 60 Stat. 1087, 1090 as amended; 7 U.S.C. 1622, 1624)

[42 FR 40869, Aug. 12, 1977; 42 FR 64356, Dec. 23, 1977, as amended at 48 FR 24859, June 3, 1983; 54 FR 21403, 21407, May 18, 1989; 56 FR 55981, Oct. 31, 1991; 58 FR 68016, Dec. 23, 1993. Redesignated and amended at 60 FR 16364, 16365, Mar. 30, 1995; 67 FR 61252, Sept. 30, 2002]

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§868.316   Special grade designation.

The grade designation for coated, granulated brewers, parboiled, undermilled, glutinous, or aromatic milled rice shall include, following the class, the word(s) “Coated,” “Granulated,” “Parboiled Light,” “Parboiled,” “Parboiled Dark,” “Undermilled,” “Glutinous,” or “Aromatic,” as warranted, and all other information prescribed in §868.314.

[58 FR 68016, Dec. 23, 1993. Redesignated and amended at 60 FR 16364, 16365, Mar. 30, 1995]

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