Excreta in grain

Order number 2018-32

July 31, 2018

Introduction:

  1. The Canadian Grain Commission (the “Commission”) has authority under section 118(h) of the Canada Grain Act to make orders constituting directives to the trade.
  2. Section 60 of the Canada Grain Act (the “Act”) requires operators of licensed primary elevators to accept lawful grain deliveries without discrimination and in the order in which grain arrives, where there is available storage accommodation in the elevator.
  3. Under subsection 78(1) of the Act, operators of licenced process elevators must receive grain delivered to the elevator at their discretion.
  4. Subsection 69(1) of the Act requires operators of licensed terminal elevators to accept lawful grain deliveries without discrimination and in the order in which grain arrives, where there is available storage accommodation in the elevator.
  5. Excreta, from animals such as deer, antelope, elk, moose, rodents and birds, in grain can raise bacterial concerns which the Commission is examining.
  6. The Commission is of the view that operators of elevators should have the discretion to avoid excreta in grain shipments, to reduce potential risks from such concerns.
  7. Any questions regarding this Order should be directed to the office of the Chief Grain Inspector at 204-983-2780.

The Commission makes the following order:

  1. Licensed primary and terminal elevators may refuse to receive grain containing excreta from vertebral column animals.

This order will be in effect for the crop year commencing August 1, 2018 and continuing until July 31, 2019, unless revoked earlier.

Patti Miller
Chief Commissioner

Doug Chorney
Assistant Chief Commissioner

Lonny McKague
Commissioner

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