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Proposed changes to grades and requirements for greenhouse tomatoes: 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 Tomatoes

Application

193. (1) The grades and requirements set out in sections 194 to 198 apply to tomato varieties grown from Lycopersicum esculentum that are grown in artificial conditions under glass or other protective covering.

(2) The grades and requirements referred to in subsection (1) do not apply to tomatoes referred to as ‘tomatoes on the vine’, heirloom, or miniature tomatoes (such as cherry or grape).

Grades and Grade Names

194. The grades and grade names for greenhouse tomatoes are Canada No. 1, Canada Commercial and Canada No. 2.

Requirements for All Grades

195. (1) The following definitions apply in this section.

"clean" means that the tomato is practically free from dirt or other foreign material.

(propre)

"firm-ripe" means

"mature" means

"semi-ripe" means

"turning" means

(2) In addition to the requirements for each grade and subject to the general tolerances set out in section 199, greenhouse tomatoes of all grades must

Canada No. 1 Grade Requirements

196. In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in section 195, greenhouse tomatoes graded Canada No. 1 must

Canada Commercial Grade Requirements

197. In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in section 195, greenhouse tomatoes graded Canada Commercial must

Canada No. 2 Grade Requirements

198. In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in section 195, greenhouse tomatoes graded Canada No. 2 must

General Tolerances

199. (1) In the grading of greenhouse tomatoes, the requirements set out in sections 196 to 198, as applicable, are considered to be met if

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

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