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Continued: Big objection to small pickle's name leads to change

  • Article by: MIKE HUGHLETT , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 21, 2013 - 12:08 AM

In an e-mailed statement, Pinnacle said it uses “the word [midget] in a technical manner. The United States Department of Agriculture defined the standards for grades and sizes of pickles in the United States. According to the USDA, a ‘midget’ pickle was the word designation for a pickle with a diameter of 19 mm or less.”

Martinka said she plans to eventually take up the midget issue with Pinnacle. “My goal is to educate,” she said.

 

Mike Hughlett • 612-673-7003

 

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