LNT STATE uq nO WCT
Bureau of E* and Plait quarantine
Washington, D. C.
May 27, 1939
B. E. P. Q. 498 (Supersedes Bo P. Q, 352)
Sec. 301.48.5a Administrative Instructions Defining
the term "conmeroially packed" as applied to ship-
ments of apples or peaches under the Japanese
beetle quarantine regulations
Regulation 5 of the Tapanese beetle quarantine regulations
(See, 301.48-5) exempts from certification "commercially packed
apples or commercially packed peaches in any quantity" except
those inoving via refrigerator cars or motortrucks from the special
area listed in paragraph (1) of that regulation.
In interpreting this exemption the term "commercially
packed" will include:
(a) All apples or peaches in closed barrels, boxes, baskets,
or other closed containers.
(b) Apples or peaches in open packages when such fruits
have been graded in accordance with the official standards for
apples or peaches promulgated by the United States Department of
Agriculture or in accordance with any official grades authorized
by the State in which the apples or peaches were grown and when the
containVrs ate marked'with such grade. The so-called Unclassified
Grade is not, however, considered a grade within the meaning of
this definition, and apples or peaches in open packages-so marked
are not considered commercially packed. (Sec. 301.48-5) (B. E. P. 4.
498, May 27, 1939]
LEE A. STRONG
Chief, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
U11VERSITY OF FLORIDA
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