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WAC 16-450-041

Controlled atmosphere requirements.

(1) The oxygen content of each storage room must be reduced to five percent within twenty calendar days after the room is sealed.
(2) Stored fruits or vegetables must be kept in controlled atmosphere storage under required degrees of temperature and percentage of air components for the specified period listed below:
Apple Varieties
Minimum Storage Period
Gala and Jonagold
Forty-five continuous calendar days
Other
Sixty continuous calendar days
Pear Varieties
Minimum Storage Period
Bartlett
Forty-five continuous calendar days
Other summer
Sixty continuous calendar days
Bosc
Forty-five continuous calendar days
Other winter
Sixty continuous calendar days
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.30.050 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 15-10-091, ยง 16-450-041, filed 5/6/15, effective 6/6/15.]
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