New roughage tolerances for exports of rye and triticale

WINNIPEG, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ - On July 1, 2013, new roughage tolerances for exports of Canadian triticale take effect in eastern Canada. On August 1, 2013, new roughage tolerances for exports of Canadian rye and triticale take effect in western Canada. Currently, commercial cleanliness requirements in Rye, Canada Western (CW) and Triticale, Canada (CAN) do not include tolerances for roughage.

At their April meetings, the Eastern and Western standards committees recommended the following tolerance:

  • Triticale, Canada (CAN) - 0.1% Total small seeds, attrition and roughage

As well, the Western Standards Committee recommended the following tolerance:

  • Rye, Canada Western (CW) - 0.1% Total small seeds, attrition and roughage

The committees also recommended continued work on grading projects.

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.

Related information

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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