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New roughage tolerances for exports of rye and triticale

May 22, 2013

WINNIPEG, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ – On July 1, 2013, new roughage tolerances
for exports of Canadian triticale take effect in eastern Canada. On
August 1, 2013, new roughage tolerances for exports of Canadian rye and
triticale take effect in western Canada. Currently, commercial
cleanliness requirements in Rye, Canada Western (CW) and Triticale,
Canada (CAN) do not include tolerances for roughage.

At their April meetings, the Eastern and Western standards committees
recommended the following tolerance:

        --  Triticale, Canada (CAN) - 0.1% Total small seeds, attrition and

As well, the Western Standards Committee recommended the following

        --  Rye, Canada Western (CW) - 0.1% Total small seeds, attrition
            and roughage

The committees also recommended continued work on grading projects.

About the Eastern and Western Standards committees

The Eastern and Western standards committees meet 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. The Eastern Standards
Committee represents Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. The Western
Standards Committee represents the Prairie provinces and the Peace
River region of British Columbia.

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.

Related information

        --  Eastern Standards Committee --


        --  Official Grain Grading Guide --


        --  Western Standards Committee --


SOURCE Canadian Grain Commission

Source: PR Newswire