Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Grain commission making changes


The Canadian Grain Commission has announced a number of changes that take effect July 1.


Mildew standard samples for Canadian Eastern Red Spring wheat are being replaced.

The update for  No. 1 and No. 2 CERS follows years of research which indicated mildew had “minimal impact on flour yield and refinement, dough properties and baking quality,” the commission said.

There is no change for other grades “as it can provide additional quality protection to accompany sprout tolerances,” the commission said.

In Western Canada, declarations will be required for wheats being produced, then marketed, under variety registration. Exemptions for Eastern Canada continue for 2022-23.

To qualify for the highest grades, coloured beans must be grown from seed that has completed the variety registration process. That applies to black, cranberry, pinto, red kidney, red Mexican and yellow eye beans.

Split pea tolerances will be increased from one to three per cent.

Canola standards are being tightened from five to one per cent admixtures of No. 1, 2 and 4 grades.

The allowable broken deduction for canola is being increased from .75 to .8 of one per cent.

The tolerance for excreta in the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 grades of domestic mustard seed is being updated from 1 kernel-size piece per 500 grams to 0.01% effective August 1, 2022.

The commission said “this change is to bring it in line with excreta tolerances for other official grains while ensuring stringent quality control.”