Figure 1-5. Examples of USDA wing tags.
Labels bearing official identification may not be printed until the printer's proof
or a photostatic copy has been found acceptable by USDA's Agricultural
c. Guidelines for Wing Tags. When the inspection mark and the grademark
are both shown on a wing tag, they must appear on the same side of the tag or they
may appear on both sides of the tag. When wing tags are of shield design, they may be
used to show both marks or the grademark only, but they may not be used to show the
inspection mark only. Note that wing tags bearing the grademark must always show the
class of the product.
d. Class Groupings for Grademarks. The class designation for the product
can be the appropriate individual class name (see Lesson 2) or classes can be grouped
according to Table 1-1.
POULTRY TO BE PACKED THEREUNDER
Young birds of any kind
Mature or old birds of any kind
Roasters and other young chickens
Fowl, baking hens, chicken hens
Young hens, young toms, and fryer-roaster turkeys
Yearling hen turkeys, yearling tom turkeys
Broiler ducklings, roaster ducklings
Table 1-1. Official class groupings