Canada Grain Act

Version of section 27 from 2002-12-31 to 2013-07-31:


Marginal note:Export standard samples

  •  (1) The export standard sample that is designated for a grade of grain

    • (a) shall be used as the visual grading standard in the grading of western grain of that grade discharged from a terminal elevator, transfer elevator or process elevator; and

    • (b) constitutes the minimum visual quality of the grade for that grain.

  • Marginal note:Primary standard samples

    (2) The primary standard sample that is designated for a grade of grain

    • (a) shall be used as a visual grading guide in the grading of grain of that grade, other than western grain discharged from a terminal elevator, transfer elevator or process elevator; and

    • (b) constitutes the minimum visual quality of the grade for that grain.

  • Marginal note:Non-visual criteria of quality

    (3) Where

    • (a) protein content is a criterion of quality that applies to a grade of grain, or

    • (b) any other criterion of quality that cannot be determined visually by comparison with a primary standard sample or export standard sample applies to a grade of grain,

    that criterion shall be taken into consideration in determining the grade of the grain.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (4) No person shall, on the basis of the use of a primary standard sample,

    • (a) assign a grade to any grain that does not meet the specifications for that grade established by or under this Act; or

    • (b) refuse to assign a grade to any grain that meets the specifications so established for that grade.

  • 1970-71-72, c. 7, s. 22
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