Flaxseed - Chapter 11 | Official Grain Grading Guide

Grading

Primary grade determinants tables

Flaxseed, Canada Western/Canada Eastern (CW/CE)

Primary grade determinants tables - Flaxseed, Canada Western/Canada Eastern - 1
Grade name Standard of quality Standard of cleanliness Commercially pure seed %
Minimum test weight kg/hl (g/0.5L) Variety Degree of soundness
No. 1 CW/CE 65 (305) Any variety of the class Flaxseed, Canada Western / Canada Eastern designated as such by Order of the Commission Mature and sweet Not more than 1.0% of other seeds that are not readily separable from flaxseed, to be assessed as dockage
No. 2 CW/CE 62 (290) Any variety of the class Flaxseed, Canada Western / Canada Eastern designated as such by Order of the Commission Reasonably well matured and sweet Not more than 1.5% of other seeds that are not readily separable from flaxseed, to be assessed as dockage
No. 3 CW/CE No minimum Any variety of flaxseed Excluded from higher grades on account of light weight or damaged seeds, may have the natural odour associated with low-quality seed, not distinctly sour, musty, rancid or any odour that would indicate serious deterioration Not more than 2% of other seeds that are not readily separable from flaxseed, to be assessed as dockage
Primary grade determinants tables - Flaxseed, Canada Western/Canada Eastern - 2
Grade name Brown seeded flax Yellow seeded flax Damage
Yellow seeded flaxseed % Brown seeded flaxseed % Broken % Heated % Total %
CW CE
No. 1 CW/CE 2 2 12.5 0.05 0.2 12.5
No. 2 CW/CE 3 2 25 0.2 0.5 25
No. 3 CW/CE 4 2 35 10 10 No limit
Grade, if No. 3 specs not met 50% or less—Flaxseed, Sample CW Account Admixture 50% or less—Flaxseed, Sample CW/CE Account Broken Over 50%—Sample Broken Grain Flaxseed, Sample CW/CE Account Heated  
Primary grade determinants tables - Flaxseed, Canada Western/Canada Eastern - 3
Grade name Foreign material included in dockage
Ergot % Excreta % Sclerotinia % Stones % Inseparable seeds % Total %
No. 1 CW/CE 0.05 0.02 0.10 0.05 1.0 1.0
No. 2 CW/CE 0.05 0.02 0.20 0.05 1.5 1.5
No. 3 CW/CE 0.05 0.02 0.25 0.05 2 2
Grade, if No. 3 specs not met Flaxseed, Sample CW/CE Account Ergot Flaxseed Sample CW/CE Account Excreta Flaxseed, Sample CW/CE Account Admixture 2.5% or less—Flaxseed, Rejected (grade) Account Stones or Flaxseed, Sample CE Account Stones Over 2.5%—Flaxseed, Sample Salvage Flaxseed, Sample CW/CE Account Admixture Flaxseed, Sample CW/CE Account Admixture