The Canadian Grain Commission has announced grading changes in some pulse crops and wheat.
Effective next August, all grades of fababeans and chickpeas will have an ergot tolerance of point zero five per-cent.
Ergot is a cereal disease toxic to people and animals and does not appear in these crops.
However, cross-contamination can occur during handling and the tolerance will help guarantee the safety of Canadian grain.
A tolerance of point zero five per-cent is consistent with other pulses.
The tolerance for grasshopper and army worm damage in number 3 red spring wheat, number 3 white spring and number 3 northern hard red wheat will be tightened from 8 per-cent to 6 per-cent effective next August first.
The tolerance is being tightened after research showed 8 per-cent grasshopper and army worm damage can affect end-use functionality.