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Archived - Notice: Flaxseed variety only eligible for lowest grade, August 1, 2015

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June 19, 2014 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canadian Grain Commission

The Canadian Grain Commission is providing notice to  grain producers and industry stakeholders that the registration for flaxseed variety CDC Valour will be cancelled. Effective August 1, 2015, it will only be eligible for the grade Flaxseed, 3 Canada Western/Canada Eastern.

As well, registration for the following varieties will be cancelled effective August 1, 2017:

    • CDC Arras
    • Flanders
    • Somme

Quick facts

    • Effective August 1, 2015, CDC Valour will only be eligible for the grade Flaxseed, 3 Canada Western/Canada Eastern
    • Effective August 1, 2017, CDC Arras, Flanders, Somme will only be eligible for the grade Flaxseed, 3 Canada Western/Canada Eastern
    • 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.

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Contact

Daryl Beswitherick
Program Manager, Quality Assurance Standards
Canadian Grain Commission
204-983-4627
daryl.beswitherick@grainscanada.gc.ca

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The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada’s grain quality standards. Its programs result in shipments of grain that consistently meet contract specifications for quality, safety and quantity. The Canadian Grain Commission regulates the grain industry to protect producers’ rights and ensure the integrity of grain transactions.


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