Comments on: Honeydews- Netting/Scars/Surface Cracks http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/honeydew-scars Just another WordPress site Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:57:13 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 By: tyawman http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/honeydew-scars#comment-285 Sun, 23 Jan 2011 16:43:23 +0000 http://www.ipt.us.com/?p=1757#comment-285 To follow up on this discussion: I reached out to many current USDA inspectors about this defect, and most everyone agreed with scoring the two melons as a defect. There were many opinons as what to call the defect; scars, netting, or surface cracks.

Surprisingly there were a few USDA inspectors that would not score any of the melons shown above as a defect, citing the inspection instructions stating “not to score netting unless it they are deep checks.” They explained they have never been shown a visual aid depicting a melon with netting that is so severe to be scored as a defect.

Hopefully the USDA will look into this problem, as there is definite confusion among the USDA inspectors.

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By: From the good old days http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/honeydew-scars#comment-284 Mon, 17 Jan 2011 01:05:58 +0000 http://www.ipt.us.com/?p=1757#comment-284 Yes, absolutley I would score these two melons as defects. Who cares what to call them, scars, cracks or deep checks. Common sense tells you they are quality defects. Good post!

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By: J http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/honeydew-scars#comment-283 Sun, 16 Jan 2011 21:08:25 +0000 http://www.ipt.us.com/?p=1757#comment-283 Tom,I always had a problem with the fact that even heavy netting is not scoreable on Honeydews. Saying that, I would not have scored any of these melons as they are to me simply covered by netting. If netting on Honeydews is not scoreable I don’t know at what point heavy netting in effect becomes or is treated as a scar.

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By: B http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/honeydew-scars#comment-282 Fri, 14 Jan 2011 16:52:20 +0000 http://www.ipt.us.com/?p=1757#comment-282 I have come across this. I scored it the same way. I called them scars.

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