Lentils: Primary and export grade determinants tables

Lentils, Canada, other than Red (CAN) - part 1 of 2
Grade name Standard of quality Contrasting colours Stained % Damage
Variety Degree of soundness Heated % Peeled, split and broken % Other damage % Total %
number 1 Canada Any variety of lentils registered under the Seeds Act Uniform size, good natural colour 0.2 1 0.2 2.0 1.0 2.0
number 2 Canada Any variety of lentils registered under the Seeds Act Uniform size, reasonably good natural colour 0.5 4 0.5 3.5 2.0 3.5
Extra number 3 Canada Any variety of lentils registered under the Seeds Act Uniform size, fair colour 2.0 7 0.5 5.0 5.0 5.0
number 3 Canada Any variety of lentils Poor colour 3.0 No limit 1.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
Grade, if number 3 specs not met     Lentils, Sample Canada Account Contrasting Colours   Lentils, Sample Canada Account Heated Lentils, Sample Canada Account Damaged Lentils, Sample Canada Account Damaged Lentils, Sample Canada Account Damaged
Lentils, Canada, other than Red (CAN) - part 2 of 2
Grade name Foreign material
Ergot % Excreta % Insect parts % Sclerotinia % Stones % Other foreign material % Total %
number 1 Canada 0.05 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.1 0.2 0.2
number 2 Canada 0.05 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.2 0.5 0.5
Extra number 3 Canada 0.05 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.2 0.5 0.5
number 3 Canada 0.05 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.2 1.0 1.0
Grade, if number 3 specs not met Lentils, Sample Canada Account Ergot Lentils, Sample Canada Account Excreta Lentils, Sample Canada Account Admixture Lentils, Sample Canada Account Admixture 2.5% or less—Lentils, Rejected (grade) Account Stones, or Lentils, Sample Canada Account Stones. Over 2.5%—Lentils, Sample Salvage Lentils, Sample Canada Account Admixture Lentils, Sample Canada Account Admixture

Note: Upon written request, the variety name will be added to the grade name and the statement “Varietal purity not guaranteed” shown in the remarks section of any certificate issued.


Lentils, Canada Red (CAN) - part 1 of 2
Grade name Standard of quality Contrasting colours % Damage Wrinkled % Total damage including wrinkled %
Variety Degree of soundness Colour Heated % Peeled, split % and broken % Other damage % Total %
Copper % Total copper and bleached %
number 1 Canada Any variety of lentils registered under the Seeds Act Uniform size, good natural colour 1 3 0.2 0.2 2.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 4.0
number 2 Canada Any variety of lentils registered under the Seeds Act Uniform size, reasonably good natural colour 3 10 0.5 0.5 3.5 2.0 3.5 5.0 8.0
Extra number 3 Canada Any variety of lentils registered under the Seeds Act Uniform size, fair colour 10 25 2.0 0.5 5.0 5.0 5.0 not applicable not applicable
number 3 Canada Any variety of lentils Poor colour No limit No limit 3.0 1.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 not applicable not applicable
Grade, if number 3 specs not met         Lentils, Sample Canada Red Account Contrasting Colours Lentils, Sample Canada Red Account Heated Lentils, Sample Canada Red Account Damaged Lentils, Sample Canada Red Account Damaged Lentils, Sample Canada Red Account Damaged    
Lentils, Canada Red (CAN) - part 2 of 2
Grade name Foreign material
Ergot % Excreta % Insect parts % Sclerotinia % Stones % Other foreign material % Total %
number 1 Canada 0.05 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.1 0.2 0.2
number 2 Canada 0.05 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.2 0.5 0.5
Extra number 3 Canada 0.05 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.2 0.5 0.5
number 3 Canada 0.05 0.01 0.02 0.05 0.2 1.0 1.0
Grade, if number 3 specs not met Lentils, Sample Canada Red Account Ergot Lentils, Sample Canada Red Account Excreta Lentils, Sample Canada Red Account Admixture Lentils, Sample Canada Red Account Admixture 2.5% or less— Lentils, Rejected (grade) Account Stones, or Lentils, Sample Canada Red Account Stones. Over 2.5%—Lentils, Sample Salvage Lentils, Sample Canada Red Account Admixture Lentils, Sample Canada Red Account Admixture

Note: Upon written request, the variety name will be added to the grade name and the statement “Varietal purity not guaranteed” shown in the remarks section of any certificate issued.

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