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GRADES & GOOD ARRIVAL

Generally speaking, the percentage of defects shown on a timely government inspection certificate should not exceed the percentage of allowable defects, provided: (1) transportation conditions were normal; (2) the USDA or CFIA inspection was timely; and (3) the entire lot was inspected.

ARIZONA & CALIFORNIA

U.S. Grade Standards Days Since Shipment % of Defects Allowed Optimum Transit Temp. (°F)
12 [7 VSD]-3 5
4
3
2
1
15-[8 VSD]-5
15-[8 VSD]-5
14-[8 VSD]-4
13-[7 VSD]-4
12-[7 VSD]-3
58-60°

FLORIDA

U.S. Grade Standards Days Since Shipment % of Defects Allowed Optimum Transit Temp. (°F)
12 [7 VSD]-3 5
4
3
2
1
15-[8 VSD]-5
15-[8 VSD]-5
14-[7 VSD]-4
13-[7 VSD]-4
12-[7 VSD]-3
50-60°

TEXAS & OTHER STATES

U.S. Grade Standards Days Since Shipment % of Defects Allowed Optimum Transit Temp. (°F)
see standards 5
4
3
2
1
15-[8 VSD]-4
14-[8 VSD]-4
13-[7 VSD]-3
12-[6 VSD]-2
10-[5 VSD]-2
50-60°

There are no good arrival guidelines for this commodity specific to Canada; U.S. guidelines apply to shipments unless otherwise agreed by contract.

References: DRC, PACA, USDA.

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