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Laboratories proficient in testing flaxseed samples

Capable of testing samples for the presence of FP967

This list identifies commercial laboratories that are capable of testing flaxseed samples, including producer samples, for the presence of FP967 (CDC Triffid).

The Canadian Grain Commission has confirmed that the laboratories listed below currently operate and have satisfied the Canadian Grain Commission proficiency test which indicates that they can carry out the qualitative PCR assay as per the construct-specific method approved within the Sampling and testing protocol for Canadian flaxseed exported to the European Union.

Laboratories in this list may not meet all the specific requirements set out under the protocol for testing railcars of Canadian flaxseed ultimately destined to the European Union.  Specifically, they may not have been assessed in accordance with the ISO 17025 standard on ”General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”. The Canadian Grain Commission maintains a list of ISO 17025-accredited laboratories.

Disclaimer: The Canadian Grain Commission is not responsible for the quality or accuracy of any results that may be provided by an individual laboratory on this list.

List of proficient laboratories

20/20 Seed Labs Inc.
Suite 201, 509 - 11th Avenue
Nisku AB  T9E 7N5
Telephone:  780-955-3435 or 877-420-2099
Facsimile:  780-955-3428

Biovision Seed Labs
#310, 280 Portage Close
Sherwood park, Alberta T8H 2R6
Telephone: 780-436-8822
Facsimile: 780-437-6875

California Seed and Plant Lab
3556 Sankey Road
Pleasant Grove, CA  95668
Telephone: 916-655-1581

Discovery Seed Lab
450 Melville Street
Saskatoon, SK S7J 4M2
Telephone: 306-249-4484

Eurofins GeneScan, Inc.
2219 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 400
New Orleans, LA  70122
Telephone: 504-297-4330 or 504-292-4330
Facsimile: 504-297-4335

Genetic ID, Inc.
504 North 4th Street
Fairfield IA  52556
Telephone:  641-472-9979 or 877-366-0790
Facsimile:  641-472-9198

Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)
Biotechnology Laboratories
125 – 15 Innovation Boulevard
Saskatoon SK  S7N 2X8
Telephone:  306-933-7700 or 866-420-2293
Facsimile:  306-933-5505

3344 NW Industrial Street
Portland OR  97210-1619
Telephone:  503-223-1497
Facsimile:  503-223-9436

Quantum Biosciences Inc.
8 – 410 Downey Road
Saskatoon SK  S7N 4N1
Telephone:  306-956-2082
Facsimile:  306-956-2066

SGS Canada Inc.
2 3327 Lambert Cres.
Saskatoon SK  S7K 1K4
Telephone:  306-934-3559
Facsimile:  306-934-6024

SGS - Mid-West Seed Services, Inc. Brookings, USA
241-24th Avenue
Brookings SD  57006
Telephone: 605-692-7611