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Laboratories approved for testing flaxseed shipments to the European Union

Accredited for testing railcars for the presence of FP967

This list identifies commercial laboratories that meet specific requirements set out under the protocol for testing railcars of Canadian flaxseed ultimately destined to the European Union.

For a list of laboratories capable of testing other samples, including producer samples, view the Canadian Grain Commission’s list of proficient laboratories or contact the Flax Council of Canada.

The Canadian Grain Commission has confirmed that the laboratories listed below currently operate and have been assessed in accordance with the ISO 17025 standard on "General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories", and that the test method approved within the “Sampling and testing protocol for Canadian flaxseed exported to the European Union” falls within the scope of that assessment.

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 ISO 17025-accredited laboratories

Eurofins/GeneScan USA
Eurofins GeneScan, Inc.
2219 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 400
New Orleans LA  70122
Telephone: 504-297-4330
Web site:

Genetic ID
504 North 4th Street
Fairfield IA  52556
Telephone: 641-472-9979 or 877-366-0790
Web site:

3344 NW Industrial Street
Portland OR  97210-1619
Telephone: 503-223-1497
Web site:

Prairie Diagnostic Services Inc.
52 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK  S7N 5B4
Contact(s): Gail Krohn or Brian Chelack
Telephone: 306-966-7316
Fax: 306-966-2488

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
236 32nd Avenue
Brookings SD  57006
Telephone: 605-692-7611
Web site:

Quantum Biosciences Inc.
110 Research Drive, Suite 101
Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R3
Contact(s): Leigh Marquess
Telephone: 306-956-2082
Fax: 306-956-2066