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:
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 ([email protected]).