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
______________________________________ |Grade Name|Sprouted | | |___________________________| | |Severely sprouted %|Total %| |__________|___________________|_______| |# 1 CWAD |0.10 |0.5 | |__________|___________________|_______| |# 2 CWAD |0.20 |2 | |__________|___________________|_______| |# 3 CWAD |-- |8 | |__________|___________________|_______|
At its meeting on November 8, 2012, the Western Standards Committee
recommended the following sprouted tolerances, effective August 1,
______________________________________ |Grade Name|Sprouted | | |___________________________| | |Severely sprouted %|Total %| |__________|___________________|_______| |# 1 CWAD |0.20 |0.5 | |__________|___________________|_______| |# 2 CWAD |0.40 |2 | |__________|___________________|_______| |# 3 CWAD |3 |7 | |__________|___________________|_______|
Canadian Grain Commission research showed that the tolerances for
severely sprouted could be relaxed in # 1 and # 2 durum without
affecting end-use quality. As well, research showed that a severely
sprouted tolerance should be added to # 3 durum and the tolerance for
total damage in # 3 durum should be tightened to maintain quality
integrity. These changes would have minimal effect on producer
deliveries as most deliveries of # 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