Canada's food-grade soybean customers should have new confidence in their purchases with the launch of the National Identity Preservation Standard. This minimum guideline outlines identity preservation (IP) procedures for all stages of production, from growing to processing.

The Canadian soybean industry has been producing food-grade soybeans for more than 30 years and running IP programs for more than 15 years.

Canadian soybean exports have increased dramatically over the past few years, from 468,000 tons in the 1996-1997 crop year, to 946,000 tons in 1999-2000.