Following a request by Loblaws Companies Limited to establish a test market for beets of various colours packaged together, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) solicited comments from industry stakeholders and provincial governments as per the Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Regulations. No opposition was received to this test market proposal. As such, the CFIA now authorizes the test market of beets of various colours packaged together and marketed on a national basis within Canada. For further information, please contact Mwate Mulenga, Policy and Program Leader, Standards of Identity, Composition and Grades, CFIA at (613) 773-5534.