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Archived - Notice: Three flaxseed varieties will be deregistered August 1, 2017

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August 7, 2015 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canadian Grain Commission

The Canadian Grain Commission notifies grain producers and industry stakeholders that the registration for the following flaxseed varieties will be cancelled effective August 1, 2017. At that time, these varieties will be removed from the variety designation list for flaxseed:

  • CDC Arras
  • Flanders
  • Somme

Quick facts

  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency registers grain varieties and is also responsible for cancelling the registration of varieties. The Canadian Grain Commission designates which registered varieties are eligible for delivery into specific classes of grain.
  • As per a protocol established with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in 2009, the Canadian Grain Commission provides 3 years’ notice when a grain variety’s registration is cancelled at the request of the breeder.

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Daryl Beswitherick
Program Manager, Quality Assurance Standards
Canadian Grain Commission

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