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June 27, 2014 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canadian Grain Commission

The Canadian Grain Commission reminds the grain industry and producers about grain grading changes that come into effect on July 1, 2014 in Eastern Canada. These changes include updated tolerances for ergot and sclerotinia for most classes of wheat. As well, the grade schedule for Oats, Canada Eastern will be updated to be a closer match to that of Oats, Canada Western.

The Official Grain Grading Guide as of July 1, 2014, will be posted shortly before the start of the new crop year.

Quick facts 

  • A tolerance of 0.5% for Fusarium damage in Food Barley, Canadian Eastern (CE)
  • Updated tolerances of 0.04% ergot and 0.04% sclerotinia for all grades except feed in the following classes of Wheat, CE: Red, Red Spring, Hard Red Winter, Hard White Spring, Soft Red Winter, Soft White Spring, Hard White Winter, White Winter.
  • Updated tolerances of 0.02% ergot and 0.02% sclerotinia for No. 1 and No. 2 Wheat, CE Amber Durum.
  • Revised grade schedule for Oats, CE to bring CE and CW grade schedules closer together.
  • New colour guide prints for Oats, Canada Eastern take effect, July 1, 2014. Oats, Canada Eastern Good Colour Guide and Oats, Canada Eastern Fair Colour Guide will replace the physical standard samples for Oats, No.1 Canada Eastern, Oats, No.2 Canada Eastern, and Oats, No. 3 Canada Eastern. Industry members may contact the Canadian Grain Commission at 1-800-853-6705 to request these new colour guides.

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Daryl Beswitherick
Program Manager, Quality Assurance Standards
Canadian Grain Commission

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.

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