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Proposed changes to grades and requirements for apricots

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 2 ran from December 10, 2021 to February 11, 2022.

Grades and Requirements for Apricots

Application

20. The grades and requirements set out in sections 21 to 24 apply to apricots of varieties grown from Prunus armeniaca.

Grades and Grade Names

21. The grades and grade names for apricots are Canada No. 1, and Canada Domestic.

Requirements for All Grades

22. In addition to the requirements for each grade and subject to the general tolerances set out in section 25, apricots of all grades must

Canada No. 1 Grade Requirements

23. (1) In this section, "of good size", with respect to apricots in a lot, means that not less than 90%, by count, of the apricots are of a size characteristic of the variety when mature and variation in size is not sufficient to materially affect the general appearance of the lot.

(2) In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in section 22, apricots graded Canada No. 1 must

Canada Domestic Grade Requirements

24. (1) In this section, "of fair size", with respect to apricots in a lot, means that not less than 65%, by count, of the apricots are of a size characteristic of the variety when mature and variation in size is not sufficient to seriously affect the general appearance of the lot.

(2) In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in section 22, apricots graded Canada Domestic must

General Tolerances

25. (1) In the grading of apricots, the requirements set out in sections 23 to 24, as applicable, are considered to be met when not more than 10%, by count, of the apricots in a lot have defects including

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

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