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 ( 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

BioDiagnostics Inc.

507 Highland Drive
River Falls, WI
USA    54022

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

BioVision Seed Labs

7225 B Roper Road
Edmonton, AB   T6B 3J4

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

Discovery Seed Labs Ltd

450 Melville St.
Saskatoon, SK   S7J 4M2

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

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

Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)

125 – 15 Innovation Boulevard
Saskatoon, SK   S7N 2X8

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


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

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

Quantum Biosciences Inc.

101 – 110 Research Drive
Saskatoon, SK   S7N 3R3

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

SGS Brookings

236 – 32nd Avenue
Brookings, SD
USA   57006

Telephone :  605-692-7611
E-mail :