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WAC 16-436-185

Requirements for Washington standard packs.

To allow for variations incident to proper packing, no more than ten percent of the packages in any lot may be out of compliance with the following requirements. These requirements apply to all grades except culls.
(1) Each package must be packed so that the peaches in the shown face are reasonably representative in size, color, and quality of the contents in the package.
(2) Peaches packed in U.S. Standard bushel baskets or half-bushel baskets with lids must be ring faced and tightly packed with sufficient bulge to prevent any appreciable movement of the peaches within the packages.
(3) Peaches packed in standard western boxes must comply with the following:
(a) The peaches must be reasonably uniform in size and arranged in packages, such as tray packed, place packed, or jumble filled, according to the approved and recognized methods.
(b) When wrapped, each peach must be fairly well enclosed by its individual wrapper.
(c) All packages must be well filled and tightly packed but the contents must not show excessive or unnecessary bruising because of being over-filled.
(d) The number of peaches must not vary by more than four from the number indicated on the container.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.17 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 07-12-075, § 16-436-185, filed 6/5/07, effective 7/6/07. Statutory Authority: Chapter 15.17 RCW. WSR 92-11-076, § 16-436-185, filed 5/20/92, effective 6/20/92; WSR 88-11-048 (Order 1977), § 16-436-185, filed 5/16/88; Order 1203, § 16-436-185, filed 5/14/71, effective 6/14/71.]
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