The Packers of Indian River participates in the U.S.D.A.’s Partners in Quality program. The Citrus Administrative Committee administers Federal Marketing Order No. 905 (MO 905) regulating the handling of oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and tangelos in all of the state of Florida, except north and west of the Suwannee River. MO 905 became effective on February 22, 1939 and authorizes the issuance of grade, size, quality, maturity, pack, container, inspection and reporting requirements. Regulatory provisions apply to specific varieties of citrus fruit grown in Florida and shipped out of the production area to any market, except those specifically exempt. The Florida State Inspection Service supervises individual houses that participate in the Partners in Quality program.