Revised sprouted tolerances for Canada Western Amber Durum

WINNIPEG, Dec. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - On August 1, 2013, changes to sprouted tolerances in Canada Western Amber Durum wheat take effect, the Canadian Grain Commission announced.

Currently the sprouted tolerances for Canada Western Amber Durum are as follows:

Grade Name Sprouted
Severely sprouted % Total %
No. 1 CWAD 0.10 0.5
No. 2 CWAD 0.20 2
No. 3 CWAD -- 8

At its meeting on November 8, 2012, the Western Standards Committee recommended the following sprouted tolerances, effective August 1, 2013:

Grade Name Sprouted
Severely sprouted % Total %
No. 1 CWAD 0.20 0.5
No. 2 CWAD 0.40 2
No. 3 CWAD 3 7

Canadian Grain Commission research showed that the tolerances for severely sprouted could be relaxed in No. 1 and No. 2 durum without affecting end-use quality. As well, research showed that a severely sprouted tolerance should be added to No. 3 durum and the tolerance for total damage in No. 3 durum should be tightened to maintain quality integrity. These changes would have minimal effect on producer deliveries as most deliveries of No. 3 Canada Western Amber Durum are already within the recommended tolerance.

About the Western Standards Committee

The Western Standards Committee meets 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.

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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