WINNIPEG, Dec. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - At its meeting in Montreal on November
7, 2012, the Eastern Standards Committee recommended new standard and
guide samples for wheat and soybeans.
Standard samples, standard prints and guide samples
Standard samples, standard prints and guide samples are grading tools
that the Canadian Grain Commission prepares each year. Members of the
Eastern Standards Committee examine these tools and recommend their
New standard samples
The Eastern Standards Committee recommended the following new standard
samples for the 2012-2013 crop year:
Wheat, No. 1 Canada Eastern Red (Red Spring) (Mildew Guide)
Wheat, No. 2 Canada Eastern Red (Red Spring) (Mildew Guide)
Wheat, No. 1 Canada Eastern White (Winter) (Mildew Guide)
Soybean, No. 1 Canada Yellow
Standard samples and prints previously adopted for other grades and
grains will continue to be used.
Removal of active standards
The Eastern Standards Committee recommended removing the following
standard samples as active samples for the 2012-2013 crop year.
Domestic mustard, No. 1 Canada Yellow (created in 1994)
Domestic mustard, No. 1 Canada Oriental (created in 1994)
Grading changes effective August 1, 2013
Revised moisture specifications for Barley, Canada Eastern (CE) Food
Grading studies and projects
The Eastern Standards Committee bases its grading recommendations, in
part, on the outcome of grading studies and projects. At the meeting,
the committee received updates on several projects.
A review of moisture levels for stored beans was completed and no
changes were recommended as a result.
A study on the impact of immature peas on end-use functionality was
completed and no changes were recommended as a result.
A working group is evaluating whether the canola industry would benefit
from adopting near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) instruments
to measure chlorophyll content.
About the Eastern Standards Committee
The Eastern 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:
Chief Grain Inspector for Canada
Canadian Grain Commission
Telephone: (204) 983-2780