Grades and Requirements for Cauliflower

Grades and Requirements for Cauliflower
Application
125. The grades and requirements set out in sections 126 to 129 apply to
cauliflower of varieties grown from Brassica oleracea var. botrytis.
Grades and Grade Names
126. The grades and grade names for cauliflower are Canada No. 1 and
Canada No. 2.
Requirements for All Grades
127. In addition to the requirements for each grade and subject to the
general tolerances set out in section 130, cauliflower of all grades must
• (a) be properly packaged;
• (b) have no heads of abnormal colour; and
• (c) be free from decay.
Canada No. 1 Grade Requirements
128. In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in
section 127, cauliflower graded Canada No. 1 must
• (a) have compact heads;
• (b) have superfluous leaves removed but the heads, unless
individually wrapped, are protected by a ring of wrapper leaves;
• (c) have wrapper leaves that are fresh, green and not damaged or
unsightly;
• (d) have no overmature heads that are loose, open or turning
yellow;
• (e) have no heads with a loose or granular appearance commonly
known as “riciness”;
• (f) be free from enlarged bracts having grown up through and
extended beyond the curd and materially affecting the appearance
of the head;
• (g) be free from stems of the individual flower buds that have begun
to elongate, causing the surface of the head to have a fuzzy
appearance;
• (h) have a minimum diameter of 102 mm (4 inches);
• (i) if prepackaged, not vary by more than 51 mm (2 inches) in
diameter; and
• (j) be free from any other damage, defect or combination of
damage and defects that
o (i) materially affects the appearance, edibility or shipping
quality of the cauliflower, or
o (ii) seriously affects the wrapper leaves.
Canada No. 2 Grade Requirements
129. In addition to meeting the requirements for all grades set out in
section 127, cauliflower graded Canada No. 2 must
• (a) have fairly compact heads; and
• (b) be free from any damage, defect or combination of damage and
defects that
o (i) seriously affects the appearance, edibility or shipping
quality of the cauliflower, or
o (ii) cannot be removed without altering the shape of a head.
General Tolerances
130. (1) In the grading of cauliflower, the requirements set out in sections
128 and 129, as applicable, are considered to be met if
• (a) not more than 10%, by count, of the cauliflower, in a lot
inspected at the time of shipping or repacking 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;
• (b) not more than 10%, by count, of the cauliflower in a lot
inspected at a time other than at the time of shipping or
repackaging have defects, including not more than 5% that have the
same permanent defect; and
• (c) in either of the cases referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b), in the
case of cauliflower graded Canada No. 1, not more than
o (i) 5%, by count, of the cauliflower in the lot, have less than
the minimum diameter set out in paragraph 128(h), and
o (ii) 10% of the packages contain fewer or more heads than the
number labelled on the packages, or contain heads that
exceed the maximum diameter variation set out in paragraph
128(i).
(2) Condition defects apply against the grade of a lot of cauliflower only
when the lot is inspected at the time of shipping or repackaging.

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