Comments on: Celery- Mosaic Virus http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/celery-mosaic-virus Just another WordPress site Fri, 27 Feb 2009 18:36:14 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 By: tyawman http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/celery-mosaic-virus#comment-126 Fri, 27 Feb 2009 18:36:14 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=360#comment-126 Another reader sent me an e-mail, stating:

“Without more history a diagnosis by photo is rarely a good idea and common symptoms may often have very different causal agents. I have seen lesions on celery that look just like this from excessive doses of hypochlorite following hydrocooling.

Hard to say and hopefully it was a limited event.”

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By: tyawman http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/celery-mosaic-virus#comment-125 Tue, 16 Dec 2008 00:40:49 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=360#comment-125 I received an e-mail from a Supervisor who wrote,

“I would definitely score it as a condition defect, ” Sunken Discolored Areas” and then of course describe color, area affected etc. I would still call it condition though.”

It does appear all inspectors/supervisors are reluctant to call this a quality defect. According to the USDA Inspection Instructons, if you call the defect “Celery Mosaic” then it would be classified as a Quality Defect….meaning you would ignore it, or not score this defect if performing a “Condition Only” inspection. Describing the defect and reporting the defect as a Condition Defect seems to be the logical thing to do.

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By: olden timer http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/celery-mosaic-virus#comment-124 Mon, 15 Dec 2008 01:11:20 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=360#comment-124 I would definitely go with a condition defect, just describing the defect!!! It may be derived from a previous disorder or disease but calling it a quality defect is not correct. Thanks for the chance to discuss this.

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By: B http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/celery-mosaic-virus#comment-123 Mon, 15 Dec 2008 00:15:01 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=360#comment-123 I would diffently call that numerous sunken discolored areas. And I would take one back to the office and see what happens.

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