WINNIPEG, Dec. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - On July 1, 2013, new moisture
specifications for food class barley take effect in eastern Canada. The
same changes take effect in western Canada on August 1, 2013, the
Canadian Grain Commission announced.
At their November meetings, the Eastern and Western standards committees
recommended the following moisture specifications for dry grain for
Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern Food (CW/CE):
Food barley, covered - 13.5%
Food barley, hulless - 14.0%
Currently, the moisture specification for dry grain for barley in the
food class is 14.8% for both covered and hulless varieties. However,
the committees recommended that the moisture specification be adjusted
to reflect the requirements of end users.
About the Eastern and Western standards committees
The Eastern and Western standards committees meet twice a year to
recommend specifications for grades of grain, and to select and
recommend standard and guide samples to the Canadian Grain Commission.
Members represent different sectors of the grain industry and include
producers, grain processors and exporters. The Eastern Standards
Committee represents Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. The Western
Standards Committee represents the Prairie provinces and the Peace
River region of British Columbia.
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:
Chief Grain Inspector for Canada
Canadian Grain Commission