The Market Working
Group of the Maize Forum Steering Committee proposed a change to the
definition of frost damaged maize kernels in the grading regulations.
Agbiz Grain’s Quality Committee opposed the proposed changes to the
definition after it became clear that the grading experts on maize in
South Africa who conduct training and who are handling disputes on
behalf of members in the value chain are in disagreement. Not only on
the current definition but also on the new proposed definition.
Consequently, Agbiz Grain organized a workshop on Tuesday 29th of June
in order for the experts to reach agreement and to finalise an
acceptable definition to be tabled to the Market Working Group of the
Maize Forum Steering Committee. A new definition was agreed upon and
submitted for publication in the Government Gazette