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Specifications & US Grading Standards

Last Published: 09/08/2015

This page provides links to the USDA Foods specifications,  commercial item descriptions, and U.S. Official Grading Standards for products purchased by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and the Farm Service Agency's (FSA) Commodity Operations for distribution to eligible recipient agencies and individuals participating in the Food and Nutrition Service's Food Distribution Programs