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Proposed changes to grades and requirements for pears

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 Pears

Application

66. The grades and requirements set out in sections 67 to 72 apply to pears of varieties grown from Pyrus communis.

Grades and Grade Names

67. The grades and grade names for pears are Canada Extra Fancy, Canada Fancy and Canada Commercial.

Requirements for All Grades

68. (1) In this section, "sized", with respect to tiered pears, means that the pears are packaged by count and do not vary in diameter by more than 6 mm (¼ inch).

(2) In addition to the requirements for each grade and subject to the general tolerances set out in section 72, pears of all grades must

Canada Extra Fancy Grade Requirements

69. (1) In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in section 68, pears graded Canada Extra Fancy must

(2) Despite paragraph 68(2)(b), pears of different varieties packaged in approximately equal proportions in packages not exceeding a capacity of 10 kg (22 lb) and labelled with the words "Gift Pack", "Combination Pack" or "Variety Pack", that in all other respects meet the requirements for Canada Extra Fancy grade, may be designated as Canada Extra Fancy.

Canada Fancy Grade Requirements

70. (1) In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in section 68, pears graded Canada Fancy must

(2) Pears graded Canada Fancy may be alternatively designated "Canada No. 1".

Canada Commercial Grade Requirements

71. (1) In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in section 68, pears graded Canada Commercial must

(2) Pears graded Canada Commercial may be alternatively designated "Canada Cee", "Canada "C" or "Canada Domestic".

General Tolerances

72. (1) In the grading of pears, the requirements set out in sections 69 to 71, as applicable, are considered to be met in the case of a lot of pears if not more than

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

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