Visual Reference Library - Edible Beans

Image of BEAN WEEVIL BORED (CLEAN-CUT)
Clean-cut weevil-bored beans shall be beans and pieces of beans from which weevils have emerged, leaving a clean-cut open cavity free from any webbing, refuse, excreta, dead insects, larvae, or eggs. It is necessary to split the bean to determine if the inside is also clean. Use of low power magnification may be used.
APPLICABLE CLASSES: All classes.
NOTE: In addition to functioning as damage, samples containing 2 or more clean-cut weevil bored beans are considered “weevily” and shall be graded U.S. Sample grade. Mung beans may not contain more than 0.1, 0.2 and 0.5 percent clean-cut weevil bored beans in grades U.S. No. 1, 2 and 3, respectively.

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Last updated December 2016