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WAC 16-403-104

Combination grades and gift grade.

Combination grades apply to all varieties of apples except red or partial red varieties which may only be packed in the combination extra fancy and fancy grade. Gift grade applies to a combination of apples and pears.
(1) Combination extra fancy and fancy. When extra fancy and fancy apples are packed together, the containers must be marked "Washington combination extra fancy and fancy" and must contain at least eighty percent extra fancy apples, except that Newtown variety combinations must contain at least fifty percent extra fancy apples.
(2) Combination extra fancy, fancy and C grade. When extra fancy, fancy and C grade apples are packed together, the containers must be marked "Washington combination extra fancy, fancy and C grade" and must contain at least eighty percent extra fancy apples, except that Newtown variety combinations must contain at least fifty percent extra fancy apples.
(3) Combination fancy and C grade. When fancy and C grade apples are packed together, the containers must be marked "Washington combination fancy and C grade" but must contain at least eighty percent fancy apples, except that Newtown variety combinations must contain at least fifty percent fancy apples.
(4) Gift grade. Gift grade consists of mixed varieties of apples and pears. Apples must be Washington extra fancy grade under WAC 16-403-044 and 16-403-064. Pears must be U.S. No. 1 or higher grade under WAC 16-442-020 and 16-442-030.
(a) Containers must be marked "gift grade" or with the individual variety and grade that applies to each commodity;
(b) Containers must be marked with the net contents by weight or count; and
(c) Containers must be marked with business name and address of the packer or shipper.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.17.030, [15.17.]050, [15.17.]060, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 17-03-002, ยง 16-403-104, filed 1/4/17, effective 2/4/17.]
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