GMO FLAX UPDATE

Test Flax Samples for the Presence of CDC Triffid

2014/2015 Farm Flax Sample Testing

To ensure continued export market access for Canadian flax, an “Industry Stewardship Program” has been introduced:

  • Plant only seed that has been tested and is verified CDC Triffid free.
  • Any seed testing positive for CDC Triffid must not be cleaned or planted.
  • Keep the certificate of laboratory analysis that verifies the planted seed tested negative.
  • As of September 1st, 2010, any flax entering the commercial grain handling system will be subject to rigorous testing for the presence of CDC Triffid before accepted for delivery.
  • Some flax buyers will only accept results from certain labs.  Please check with your grain buyer and the Flax Council of Canada (www.flaxcouncil.ca) for more details

 

Labs Approved to Test Flax Samples for the Presence of CDC Triffid

(alphabetical order)

20/20 Seed Labs Inc.

Suite 201, 509 – 11th Avenue
Nisku, AB   T9E 7N5

Telephone:  877-420-2099
Facsimile:  780-955-3428

www.2020seedlabs.ca
E-mail: barry@2020seedlabs.ca

BioDiagnostics Inc.

507 Highland Drive
River Falls, WI
USA    54022

Telephone:  715-426-0246 x 118
Facsimile:  715-426-0251

www.biodiagnostics.net

BioVision Seed Labs

7225 B Roper Road
Edmonton, AB   T6B 3J4

Telephone: 800-952-5407
Facsimile: 780-437-6875

www.biovision.ca
E-mail: trevorm@biovision.ca

Discovery Seed Labs Ltd

450 Melville St.
Saskatoon, SK   S7J 4M2

Telephone:  306-249-4484
Facsimile:  306-249-4434

E-mail: info@seedtesting.com
Attn:  Bruce Carriere, Sandy Junek

Eurofins GeneScan Inc.

2315 N. Causeway Boulevard
Suite 200
Metairie, LA
USA   70001

Telephone:  504-297-4330
Facsimile:  504-297-4335

www.gmotesting.com
E-mail:  michaelcole@eurofinsus.com

Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)

125 – 15 Innovation Boulevard
Saskatoon, SK   S7N 2X8

Telephone:  306-933-7747
Facsimile:  306-933-5505

www.src.sk.ca
E-mail:  jako@src.sk.ca

OMIC USA Inc.

3344 N.W. Industrial Street
Portland, OR
USA   97210

Telephone:  503-223-1497
Facsimile:  503-223-9436

www.omicusa.com
E-mail : csingsit@omicnet.com

Quantum Biosciences Inc.

101 – 110 Research Drive
Saskatoon, SK   S7N 3R3

Telephone:  306-956-2082
Facsimile:  306-956-2066

www.quantumbiosciences.ca
E-mail:  l.marquess@quantumgenetics.ca

SGS Brookings

236 – 32nd Avenue
Brookings, SD
USA   57006

Telephone :  605-692-7611

www.mwseed.com
E-mail :  kalyn.brixdavis@sgs.com