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New grades and requirements for greenhouse mini cucumbers: Closed

This document was part of the public consultation on the Proposed changes to the Canadian Grade Compendium: Volume 2 – Fresh Fruit or Vegetables. Each phase of the consultation will focus on a group of fresh fruit or vegetables and will be open for a 60-day period.

The consultation for Phase 1 ran from October 29 to December 31, 2021.

Grades and Requirements for Greenhouse Mini Cucumbers New

Application

200. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the grades and requirements set out in sections 201 to 205 apply to greenhouse mini cucumber varieties grown from Cucumis sativus in artificial conditions under glass or other protective covering.

(2) The grades and requirements referred to in subsection (1) do not apply to cocktail or micro cucumbers or to greenhouse mini cucumbers for packaging in a hermetically sealed package, freezing, concentrating, pickling, or otherwise to assure preservation during transport, distribution and storage.

Grades and Grade Names

201. The grades and grade names for greenhouse mini cucumbers are Canada No. 1, Canada No. 2 and Canada Utility.

Requirements for All Grades

202. In addition to the requirements for each grade and subject to the general tolerances set out in section 206, greenhouse mini cucumbers of all grades must

Canada No. 1 Grade Requirements

203. (1) In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in section 202, greenhouse mini cucumbers graded Canada No. 1 must

(2) For the purposes of paragraphs (1)(d) and (f), "diameter" means the diameter as measured from a point that is one-half the length of the cucumber from the stem end. (diamètre)

Canada No. 2 Grade Requirements

204. (1) In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in section 202, greenhouse mini cucumbers graded Canada No. 2 must

Canada Utility Grade Requirements

205. In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in section 202, greenhouse mini cucumbers graded Canada Utility must be free from any other damage, defect or combination of damage and defects that seriously affects the appearance, edibility or shipping quality of the cucumbers.

General Tolerances

206. (1) In the grading of greenhouse mini cucumbers into Canada No. 1 and Canada No. 2 grades, the requirements set out in sections 203 and 204, as applicable, are considered to be met where

(2) In the grading of greenhouse mini cucumbers into Canada Utility grade, the requirements set out in section 205 are considered to be met where

(3) Condition defects apply against the grade of a lot of greenhouse mini cucumbers only when the lot is inspected at the time of shipping or repackaging.

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