Grades and Requirements for Cabbages

Grades and Requirements for Cabbages
Application
111. The grades and requirements set out in sections 112 to 115 apply to
headed cabbages of varieties grown from Brassica oleracea var. capitata
or Brassica oleracea var. bullata, including red cabbages and pointed
cabbages.
Grades and Grade Names
112. The grades and grade names for cabbages are Canada No. 1 and
Canada No. 2.
Requirements for All Grades
113. In addition to the requirements for each grade and subject to the
general tolerances set out in sections 116 and 117, cabbages of all grades
must
• (a) be properly packaged;
• (b) have similar varietal characteristics;
• (c) be trimmed so that the butts are no longer than 13 mm (½ inch)
and there are no more than six wrapper leaves per head;
• (d) have heads that are not withered or burst;
• (e) have heads that do not plainly show the formation of a seed
stem; and
• (f) be free from decay.
Canada No. 1 Grade Requirements
114. In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in
section 113, cabbages graded Canada No. 1 must
• (a) have, in the case of cabbages of the Savoy type, heads that are
not soft;
• (b) have, in the case of cabbages of types other than Savoy, heads
that yield only slightly to pressure;
• (c) have all outer leaves that are damaged by worms, disease or
other factors removed;
• (d) if prepackaged, not vary by more than 51 mm (2 inches) in
diameter; and
• (e) be free from any other damage, defect or combination of
damage and defects that materially affects the appearance, edibility
or shipping quality of the cabbages.
Canada No. 2 Grade Requirements
115. In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in
section 113, cabbages graded Canada No. 2 must
• (a) have heads that are not soft; and
• (b) be free from any other damage, defect or combination of
damage and defects that
o (i) seriously affects the appearance, edibility or shipping
quality of the cabbages, or
o (ii) cannot be removed without the loss of more than 15% of
the edible portion of a head of cabbage.
General Tolerances
116. In the grading of cabbage, the requirements set out in sections 114
and 115, as applicable, are considered to be met in the case of a lot of
cabbage when not more than
• (a) in the case of a lot of cabbage inspected at the time of shipping
or repackaging, 10%, by count, of the cabbages in the lot have
defects, including not more than
o (i) 2% that are affected by decay, and
o (ii) 5% that have the same defect other than decay; and
• (b) in the case of a lot of cabbage inspected at a time other than at
the time of shipping or repackaging, 10%, by count, of the cabbages
in the lot have permanent defects, including not more than 5% that
have the same permanent defect.
117. Condition defects apply against the grade of a lot of cabbage only
when the lot is inspected at the time of shipping or repackaging.

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