Canadian Grade Compendium
Volume 8 - Fish

Part 4 Dried Squid

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46. The grades and grade names for dried squid for export are "Grade A", "Standard" and "Utility".

47. Dried squid for export that is graded

  • (a) "Grade A", must be dried to a moisture content not exceeding 22%, whole, properly split, clean, uniformly shaped and free from all entrails, physical damage, foreign matter, slime, dun, mold and pink, but excluding squid from which pink or dun has been removed;
  • (b) "Standard", must be dried to a moisture content not exceeding 22%, whole, split, reasonably clean, free from foreign matter, slime, dun, and mold, whether or not it has traces of pink when the traces are not associated with spoilage and whether or not it is irregularly shaped with slight physical damage, but must not be squid from which dun has been removed;
  • (c) "Utility", must be dried to a moisture content not exceeding 22%, free from foreign matter or mold and have no detectable odour associated with spoilage, whether or not it shows pink discoloration or slight slime, whether or not it is skin-heated, and must be squid from which dun has been removed or in bits and pieces.
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