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WAC 16-403-280

Adoption of United States standards as state standards.

Except as otherwise modified in this chapter and under this section, WSDA adopts the United States standards for grades of apples, 7 C.F.R. Part 51, Subpart "United States Standards for Grades of Apples" (effective December 19, 2002), as the standards apply to U.S. extra fancy, U.S. fancy, U.S. No. 1 and U.S. No. 1 hail, subject to and including the following requirements.
(1) The color requirements specified for U.S. No. 1 and U.S. No. 1 hail must be a good shade of red color;
(2) The percentage of color required for U.S. No. 1 and U.S. No. 1 hail for Delicious must be twenty-five percent a good shade of red color;
(3) The United States grades as applied to Red Delicious, Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, and Jonagold varieties must meet the firmness requirements of WAC 16-403-144; and
(4) The United States grades as applied to the Granny Smith variety must meet the starch-iodine requirements of WAC 16-403-154.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.17.030, [15.17.]050, [15.17.]060, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 17-03-002, § 16-403-280, filed 1/4/17, effective 2/4/17. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.17 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 03-24-007, § 16-403-280, filed 11/20/03, effective 12/21/03; WSR 02-12-011, § 16-403-280, filed 5/23/02, effective 8/1/02. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.17 RCW. WSR 89-14-031 (Order 2012), § 16-403-280, filed 6/28/89, effective 9/1/89; WSR 88-14-128 (Order 1982), § 16-403-280, filed 7/6/88, effective 9/1/88; Order 1374, § 16-403-280, filed 7/26/74, effective 9/1/74.]
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