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CFIA Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Grade Standards Public Consultation: Phase 2

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently launched Phase 2 of public consultations on proposed changes to fresh fruit and vegetables (FFV) grade standards.

This is the second of five phases, with each focusing on a specific group of FFV commodities.

Phase 2 proposes changes to grades and requirements for Asparagus, Apples, Apricots, Grapes, Peaches, Pears, Plums and Prunes as well as a new standard for Nectarines. The deadline for comments is February 11, 2022. Check out the following links to view the respective proposed changes and submit comments:

Overview: https://inspection.canada.ca/about-cfia/transparency/consultations-and-engagement/ffv/eng/1635177704225/1635177997772

Direct links to named commodities: https://inspection.canada.ca/about-cfia/transparency/consultations-and-engagement/ffv/phase-2/eng/1638986038379/1638986039223

For additional information on this DRC-led initiative, contact Anne Fowlie (afowlie@fvdrc.com).