Canadian Grain Commission announces grading changes to eastern grains for 2012-13

WINNIPEG, June 29, 2012 – The Canadian Grain Commission announces the introduction of new food class of Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern that will come into effect on July 1, 2012.

At the same time, the hulless class for Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern will be removed. Hulless and covered grades will be included for all classes of barley: food, malting and general purpose.

Other grading changes that take effect July 1, 2012, include:

  • Revised Cleaning for Grade Improvement procedure for Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern
  • For Lentils, Canada Red:
    • New colour definition
    • New tolerances for copper and bleached seeds
    • New wrinkled seed tolerances
  • Revised heated tolerances in Canada Eastern Feed Wheat

Please see the Canadian Grain Commission’s Official Grain Grading Guide as of July 1, 2012.

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.


Randy Dennis
Chief Grain Inspector for Canada
Canadian Grain Commission
Telephone: 204-983-2780