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WAC 16-403-174

BruisesInjury, damage and serious damage.

The standard for bruises under the categories of injury, damage or serious damage is as follows:
(1) Injury consists of bruises which are not slight and incident to proper handling and packing, and which are greater than:
(a) One-eighth inch in depth;
(b) Five-eighths inch in diameter; or
(c) Any combination of lesser bruises which detract from the appearance or edible quality of the apple to an extent greater than any one bruise described in (a) or (b) of this subsection.
(2) Damage consists of bruises which are not slight and incident to proper handling and packing, and which are greater than:
(a) Three-sixteenths inch in depth;
(b) Seven-eighths inch in diameter; or
(c) Any combination of lesser bruises which detract from the appearance or edible quality of the apple to an extent greater than any one bruise described in (a) or (b) of this subsection.
(3) Serious damage consists of bruises which are not slight and incident to proper handling and packing, and which are greater than:
(a) Three-eighths inch in depth;
(b) One and one-eighth inch in diameter; or
(c) Any combination of lesser bruises which detract from the appearance or edible quality of the apple to an extent greater than any one bruise described in (a) or (b) of this subsection.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.17.030, [15.17.]050, [15.17.]060, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 17-03-002, § 16-403-174, filed 1/4/17, effective 2/4/17.]
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