Tomatoes, greenhouse, fresh (HS 070200000201); tomatoes, greenhouse, organic (HS 070200000201); cucumbers, greenhouse, fresh (HS 070700300102); cucumbers, greenhouse, organic (HS 070700300112)
Proposed Amendment to the Canadian Grade Compendium: Volume 2 - Fresh Fruit or Vegetables. - Standard for greenhouse cucumbers (3 pages, available in English and French); - Standard for greenhouse mini cucumbers (2 and 3 pages, available in English and French); and - Standard for greenhouse tomatoes (3 pages, available in English and French).
Certain fresh fruit or vegetables (FFV) must be graded in order to be marketed in import or interprovincial trade in Canada. FFV grades and requirements are maintained and enforced by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in an incorporated by reference (IbR) document titled "Canadian Grade Compendium: Volume 2 – Fresh Fruit or Vegetables", incorporated into the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR).
CFIA is proposing to modernize and harmonize existing grade requirements related to the quality of FFV and introduce new grade standards to certain commodities. This consultation is being conducted in phases to solicit feedback on proposed changes to the grades and requirements for FFV. Each phase will focus on a different group of commodities. A notification will be sent for each phase of the consultation.
This phase focuses on the proposed changes to grades and requirements for greenhouse cucumbers and greenhouse tomatoes, including a new standard for greenhouse mini cucumbers. The Proposed Amendment to the Canadian Grade Compendium: Volume 2 - Fresh Fruit or Vegetables include
· changes to size requirements,
· clarifications to terminology for defects and tolerances, and the
· introduction of new standard for greenhouse mini cucumbers.