2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 4 - AGRICULTURE AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS
Section 4:10-34 - Definitions

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 4:10-34 (2017)

4:10-34. Definitions

The following words and phrases, when used in the act, shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them. Words used in the singular shall be construed to also mean the plural and words used in the plural shall be construed to also mean the singular.

(a) "Potatoes" means all varieties of the tuber (Solanum Tuberosum L) commonly known as Irish Potatoes.

(b) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture of the State of New Jersey.

(c) "Board" means the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture.

(d) "Person" means a natural person, firm, partnership, association, corporation or any other business enterprise.

(e) "Closed packages" means all containers of any description, containing potatoes, which are enclosed on all sides and includes hampers, baskets, boxes, crates, cartons and bags of any size or material.

(f) "Open packages" means all containers of any description, containing potatoes, which are open on at least one side or end and includes hampers, baskets, boxes, crates, cartons and bags of any size or material; but does not include storage or display bins of potatoes in bulk.

(g) "Used packages" means all containers of any description which have been previously used for packing potatoes or other commodities.

(h) "Grades" means the official grades as promulgated from time to time by the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States as United States Standards for Potatoes, commonly known as U.S. Grades.

(i) "Unclassified" --as applied to potatoes for the purpose of this act means any lot of potatoes which fails to meet the requirements of U.S. No. 2 Grade but contains an aggregate of not more than 15 per cent, by weight, of potatoes which are seriously damaged, including therein not more than 5 per cent which are frozen, or affected by southern bacterial wilt, ring rot, late blight, soft rot or wet breakdown, and further including not more than 3 per cent which are frozen, or affected by soft rot or wet breakdown.

(j) "Culls" --as applied to potatoes for the purpose of this act means any lot of potatoes which contains:

(1) More than 3 per cent of potatoes which are frozen, or affected by soft rot or wet breakdown, or

(2) More than an aggregate of 5 per cent which are frozen, or affected by southern bacterial wilt, ring rot, late blight, soft rot or wet breakdown, or

(3) More than 15 per cent, by weight, of potatoes which are seriously damaged by any cause.

L.1963, c. 116, s. 1.

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