Certified container sampling program

The Certified Container Sampling program allows grain and transloading companies to take samples at their facilities and submit them to the Canadian Grain Commission for inspection.

The result is a Certified Submitted Sample certificate. The certificate states that the sample was taken under a sampling program officially recognized by the Canadian Grain Commission. The grade, dockage and moisture percent are based on the results of an inspection by a Canadian Grain Commission inspector.

Certified container sampling process

  • The Canadian Grain Commission trains a grain or transloading company’s staff to take samples following Canadian Grain Commission sampling procedures.
  • The grain or transloading company’s trained staff take a sample at its own facility and submit it to the Canadian Grain Commission.
  • The Canadian Grain Commission completes an inspection and issues a Certified Submitted Sample certificate.

Certification process

To become certified, a grain or transloading company must:

  • Apply to the Canadian Grain Commission to take part in the program.
  • Have a quality management system.
  • Have samplers trained in Canadian Grain Commission sampling procedures.

Certification of the grain company’s sampling system is based on the results of an annual audit of the company’s quality management system and sampling program conducted by an audit firm accredited by the Canadian Grain Commission.

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