This excerpt taken from the QSND 6-K filed Nov 14, 2008.
New accounting policies
Effective January 1, 2008, the Company adopted the new recommendations of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) Handbook Section 1535, Capital Disclosures; Section 3031, Inventories; Section 3862, Financial Instruments Disclosures; and Section 3863, Financial Instruments Presentation.
Section 1535 establishes standards for disclosing information about an entitys capital and how it is managed. It requires the disclosure of information about an entitys objectives, policies and processes for managing capital. These new disclosures are included in note 14.
Section 3031 requires entities to measure inventories at the lower of cost and net realizable value.
Section 3862 requires entities to provide disclosures in their financial statements that enable users to evaluate the significance of financial instruments on the entitys financial position and its performance and the nature and extent of risks arising from financial instruments to which the entity is exposed during the period and at the balance sheet date, and how the entity manages those risks.
Section 3863 establishes standards for presentation of financial instruments and non-financial derivatives. It deals with the classification of financial instruments, from the perspective of the issuer, between liabilities and equities, the classification of related interest, dividends, losses and gains, and circumstances in which financial assets and financial liabilities are offset.
The adoption of these standards did not have any impact on the classification and valuation of the Companys financial instruments. The new disclosures pursuant to these new Handbook Sections are included in notes 5 and 15.