USDA Color Standards

 

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These color standards are used for grading various quality factors in official U.S. grade standards. Our standards are in the form of multi-colored cards, which represent the minimum color requirements as specified by the USDA.


Apple Butter

   This standard is for Canned Apple Butter, U.S. Grade "A" and "C". A great visual reference to accurately grade your apple butter. Standards set by the USDA Processed Products Division.

This standard is for Canned Apple Butter, U.S. Grade "A" and "C". A great visual reference to accurately grade your apple butter. Standards set by the USDA Processed Products Division.


Canned Lima Beans

   This standard represents both lima bean green and lima bean white, making it easy to discard unworthy beans before canning. Standards set by the USDA Processed Products Division.

This standard represents both lima bean green and lima bean white, making it easy to discard unworthy beans before canning. Standards set by the USDA Processed Products Division.


Egg Color Standards

   How inedible are your eggs? This standard sets the limit for dried and liquid/frozen inedible egg products denatured with caramel color. Standards set by the USDA/AMS Poultry Program.

How inedible are your eggs? This standard sets the limit for dried and liquid/frozen inedible egg products denatured with caramel color. Standards set by the USDA/AMS Poultry Program.


Canned Pimientos

   Are your Pimientos up to par? This standard makes it easy to sort your processed vegetable before canning. Standard set by the USDA Processed Products Division.

Are your Pimientos up to par? This standard makes it easy to sort your processed vegetable before canning. Standard set by the USDA Processed Products Division.


Canned Clingstone Peaches

   Does the color of your peaches make our mouth water? Compare them to our standard to keep your fruit as vibrant as it is delicious. Standard set by the USDA Processed Products Division.

Does the color of your peaches make our mouth water? Compare them to our standard to keep your fruit as vibrant as it is delicious. Standard set by the USDA Processed Products Division.


How To Use The USDA Color Standards
 

Put a prepared sample in a grading cup and place the standard next to it under the approved lighting or color-viewing booth. Observe the standard and sample at a 45 degree viewing angle. For the perfect lighting conditions creating the best match visit our Light Booths under our Products options.


Scoring Factors


Color 20
Consistency 20

Finish 20
Defects 20
Flavor 20


Total Score 100

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