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Revised moisture specifications for western and eastern food barley

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WINNIPEG, Dec. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - On July 1, 2013, new moisture specifications for food class barley take effect in eastern Canada. The same changes take effect in western Canada on August 1, 2013, the Canadian Grain Commission announced.

At their November meetings, the Eastern and Western standards committees recommended the following moisture specifications for dry grain for Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern Food (CW/CE):

  • Food barley, covered - 13.5%
  • Food barley, hulless - 14.0%

Currently, the moisture specification for dry grain for barley in the food class is 14.8% for both covered and hulless varieties.  However, the committees recommended that the moisture specification be adjusted to reflect the requirements of end users.

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. 

SOURCE Canadian Grain Commission



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