Canadian Grade Compendium
Volume 9 - Import Grade Requirements

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Import Grade Requirements

Grade Names for Imported Food

1. (1) If an imported food referred to in column 1 of an item of the Table of Import Grade Names for Imported Food meets the requirements of this Compendium for a Canadian grade name in Column 2 of that item, the import grade name in Column 3 is the grade name of the imported food and the imported food must be labelled with that import grade name rather than with the Canadian grade name referred to in that line in Column 2.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to imported processed fruit or vegetable products (items 34 and 35), eggs, or fish (items 36 to 52), if they are graded by a licence holder. These foods must use the Canadian grade name in Column 2 of the Table of Import Grade Names for Imported Food, rather than the import grade name referred to in Column 3.

(3) Subsection (1) applies to imported fresh fruits or vegetables (items 4 to 33) that are packaged or repackaged in Canada after their importation.

Table of Import Grade Names for Imported Food
Item Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
Food Canadian Grade Name Import Grade Name
1. Honey Canada No. 1 No. 1
Canada No. 2 No. 2
Canada No. 3 No. 3
2. Eggs CANADA A Grade A
CANADA B Grade B
CANADA C Grade C
CANADA NEST RUN/ CANADA OEUFS TOUT-VENANT Grade Nest Run
3. Maple syrup Canada Grade A Grade A
Canada Processing Grade Processing Grade
4. Fresh Apples Canada Extra Fancy Extra Fancy Grade
Canada Fancy Fancy Grade
Canada Commercial Commercial Grade
5. Fresh Apricots Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada Domestic Domestic Grade
Canada Hailed Hailed Grade
6. Fresh Blueberries Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
7. Fresh Cantaloups Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
8. Fresh Cherries Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada Domestic Domestic Grade
Canada Orchard Run Orchard Run Grade
9. Fresh Crabapples Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada Domestic Domestic Grade
10. Fresh Cranberries Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada Domestic Domestic Grade
11. Fresh Grapes Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada Domestic Domestic Grade
12. Fresh Peaches Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada Domestic Domestic Grade
13. Fresh Pears Canada Extra Fancy Extra Fancy Grade
Canada Fancy Fancy Grade
Canada Commercial Commercial Grade
14. Fresh Plums and Prunes Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada Domestic Domestic Grade
15. Fresh Field Rhubarb Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada Domestic Domestic Grade
16. Fresh Strawberries Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
17. Fresh Asparagus Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada No. 1 Slender No. 1 Slender Grade
Canada No. 2 No. 2 Grade
18. Fresh Beets Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada No. 2 No. 2 Grade
19. Fresh Brussels Sprouts Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada No. 2 No. 2 Grade
20. Fresh Cabbages Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada No. 2 No. 2 Grade
21. Fresh Carrots Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada No. 2 No. 2 Grade
22. Fresh Cauliflower Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada No. 2 No. 2 Grade
23. Fresh Celery Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada No. 1 Heart No. 1 Heart Grade
Canada No. 2 No. 2 Grade
24. Fresh Sweet Corn Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
25. Fresh Field Cucumbers Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada No. 2 No. 2 Grade
26. Fresh Greenhouse Cucumbers Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada No. 2 No. 2 Grade
Canada Utility Utility Grade
27. Fresh Head Lettuce (Iceberg Type) Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada No. 2 No. 2 Grade
28. Fresh Onions Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada No. 1 Pickling No. 1 Pickling Grade
Canada No. 2 No. 2 Grade
29. Fresh Parsnips Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada No. 2 No. 2 Grade
30. Fresh Potatoes Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada No. 1 Creamer No. 1 Creamer Grade
Canada No. 1 Small Long No. 1 Small Long Grade
Canada No. 1 Small Round No. 1 Small Round Grade
Canada No. 1 Large No. 1 Large Grade
Canada No. 1 Chef No. 1 Chef Grade
31. Fresh Rutabagas Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
32. Fresh Field Tomatoes Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada No. 2 No. 2 Grade
33. Fresh Greenhouse Tomatoes Canada No. 1 No. 1 Grade
Canada No. 1 Extra Large No. 1 Extra Large Grade
Canada Commercial Commercial Grade
Canada No. 2 No. 2 Grade
34. Processed Fruit or Vegetable Product in a hermetically sealed package CANADA FANCY FANCY GRADE
CANADA CHOICE CHOICE GRADE
CANADA STANDARD STANDARD GRADE
35. Frozen Processed Fruit or Vegetable Product CANADA A GRADE A
CANADA B GRADE B
CANADA C GRADE C
36. Atlantic Oysters Fancy Shape Fancy Shape
Choice Shape Choice Shape
Standard Shape Standard Shape
Commercial Shape Commercial Shape
37. Pickled Split Herring Class A Fat Fat
Fat tropic Fat tropic
No. 4 Fat No. 4 Fat
38. Pickled Split Herring Class B Bright Bright
Tropic Tropic
No. 4 Tropic No. 4 Tropic
39. Pickled Split Herring Class A or Class B No. 1 No. 1
Seconds Seconds
40. Pickled Headless Split Herring Headless Split Headless Split
Substandard Headless Split Substandard Headless Split
41. Pickled Dressed Herring Dressed Dressed
Substandard Substandard
42. Pickled herring fillet No. 1 No. 1
No. 2 No. 2
43. Scotch cure pickled herring Full Full
Fillings Fillings
44. Pickled Split Turbot No. 1 No. 1
No. 2 No. 2
45.
  • Pickled split spring mackerel
  • Pickled spring mackerel fillets
  • Pickled headless or pickled trimmed spring mackerel
Bright Spring Bright Spring
Spring Spring
No. 4 Spring No. 4 Spring
46.
  • Pickled split summer mackerel
  • Pickled summer mackerel fillets
  • Pickled headless or pickled trimmed summer mackerel
Choice Choice
Summer Summer
Dark Summer Dark Summer
No. 4 Summer No. 4 Summer
47.
  • Pickled split fall mackerel
  • Pickled fall mackerel fillets
  • Pickled headless or pickled trimmed fall mackerel
Choice Fall Choice Fall
Fall Fall
Dark Fall Dark Fall
No. 4 Fall No. 4 Fall
48. Pickled split Arctic char Choice Red Choice Red
Choice Pink Choice Pink
Prime Mixed Prime Mixed
Commercial Commercial
49. Pickled split Atlantic salmon Choice Choice
Prime Prime
Commercial Commercial
50. Bloaters Choice Choice
Standard Standard
51. Bloater fillet Choice Choice
Standard Standard
52. Prepackaged Frozen gutted Pacific Salmon Grade A Grade A
Standard Standard
Utility Utility
53. Poultry carcass CANADA A GRADE A
CANADA C GRADE C
CANADA UTILITY UTILITÉ GRADE UTILITY UTILITÉ

Grade Designations for Imported Food

2. (1) If a food referred to in Column 1 of an item of the Table of Imported Foods without import grade names meets the requirements of this Compendium for a Canadian grade name in Column 2 of that item, and the food is imported from a foreign state that has a grade designation having requirements that are substantially equivalent to those requirements, the imported food must be labelled with that foreign grade designation rather than with the Canadian grade name.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to imported foods listed in items 1 and 2 of the Table of Imported Foods without import grade names if they are graded by a licence holder. These foods must use the Canadian grade name in Column 2, rather than the foreign grade designation.

Table of Imported Foods without import grade names
Item Column 1 Column 2
Food Canadian Grade Name
1.
  • Butter
  • Calorie-reduced butter
  • Dairy spread
  • Light butter or Lite butter
  • Whey butter
  • Cheddar cheese
CANADA 1
2.
  • Skim milk powder
  • Partly skimmed milk in powder form
  • Whole milk powder
  • Buttermilk powder
  • Whey powder
  • Acid-type whey powder
  • A combination of skim milk powder and whey powder
  • Edible casein
  • Edible caseinates
CANADA 1
CANADA 2
3. Beef carcass or a complete side, hind quarter, front quarter, primal cut or sub-primal cut CANADA A
CANADA AA
CANADA AAA
CANADA PRIME
CANADA B1
CANADA B2
CANADA B3
CANADA B4
CANADA D1
CANADA D2
CANADA D3
CANADA D4
CANADA E
4. Veal carcass CANADA A1
CANADA A2
CANADA A3
CANADA A4
CANADA B1
CANADA B2
CANADA B3
CANADA B4
CANADA C1
CANADA C2
5. Ovine carcass CANADA AAA
CANADA C1
CANADA C2
CANADA D1
CANADA D4
6. Bison carcass CANADA A1
CANADA A2
CANADA A3
CANADA A4
CANADA B1
CANADA B2
CANADA B3
CANADA D1
CANADA D2
CANADA D3
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