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Tolerances for Red Smudge to be Removed in Amber Durum

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced federal government approval of a deal reached between CWB and G3 Global Grain Group.

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, the Canadian Grain Commission has announced._x000D_
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._x000D_
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.