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Tolerances for red smudge to be removed in amber durum

June 8, 2015 - Tolerances for red smudge in amber durum wheat will be removed and the total smudge tolerance for No. 1 amber durum is changing from 0.3 per cent to 0.5 per cent, as of July 1, 2015 in Eastern Canada and as of August 1, 2015 in Western Canada. These changes are based on recommendations made to the Canadian Grain Commission by the Western Standards Committee and the Eastern Standards Committee at their meetings in April.

As well, based on the committees' recommendation, an updated standard print for Lentils, Canada, other than Red, Reasonably Good Natural Colour took effect on April 24, 2015 in both Eastern and Western Canada. Standard samples and standard prints previously adopted for other grades and grains will continue to be used.


  • The committees recommended that Dunn peas be graded according to the Peas, Canada Other than Green export determinant table as of August 1, 2015.
  • The Canadian Grain Commission is replacing its official moisture meter with a model that uses Unified Grain Moisture Algorithm (UGMA) technology. We will continue to maintain conversion charts for Model 919/3.5-inch and 393/3.5-inch moisture meters.
  • The Canadian Grain Commission plans to publish on their website a list of hulless food barley varieties that have high beta-glucan levels and very good agronomic properties to create more awareness of these varieties in international markets.


June 8, 2015  By Canadian Grain Commission


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