Canadian Grain Commission announces grading changes to western grains for 2012-13

WINNIPEG, July 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Grain Commission announces the introduction of new food class of Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern that will come into effect on August 1, 2012.

At the same time, the hulless class for Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern will be removed. Hulless and covered grades will be included for all classes of barley: food, malting and general purpose.

Other grading changes that take effect August 1, 2012, include:

  • Revised Cleaning for Grade Improvement procedure for Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern
  • For Lentils, Canada Red:
    • New colour definition
    • New tolerances for copper and bleached seeds
    • New wrinkled seed tolerances

Please see the Canadian Grain Commission's Official Grain Grading Guide as of August 1, 2012 available online at

About the Canadian Grain Commission

The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada's grain quality standards. Its programs result in shipments of grain that consistently meet contract specifications for quality, safety and quantity. The Canadian Grain Commission regulates the grain industry to protect producers' rights and ensure the integrity of grain transactions.


SOURCE: Canadian Grain Commission

For further information:

Randy Dennis
Chief Grain Inspector for Canada
Canadian Grain Commission
Telephone: 204-983-2780


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