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Officially recognized foreign seed testing laboratories

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The Canadian seed certification system relies on accredited industry personnel and laboratories to perform various activities that result in traceable information being generated for official seed certification (labelling with an official seed tag and/or a Canada pedigreed grade name). The principal activities concerned, following official certification of the seed crop, are seed sampling, seed testing, labelling and documentation.

Seed laboratories must meet the requirements set out in the Seed Laboratory Accreditation and Audit Protocol (SLAAP) in order to be accredited by the CFIA. This document establishes a quality system-based approach to recognize laboratories based on the ISO/IEC:17025 standard. There are 25 to 30 seed laboratories in Canada accredited pursuant to the Seed LAAP that test seed in support of the Canadian seed certification program.

Laboratories accredited to the ISO/IEC: 17025 standard , the Accredited Seed Laboratory (ASL) Program of the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS), and the Seed Testing Laboratory Accreditation Standard (STLAS) of the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA), with an applicable scope of accreditation (i.e. seed purity and germination testing), are considered by the CFIA to be equivalent to the Seed LAAP for the purposes of this lab recognition program. The following foreign seed testing laboratories have applied to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for official recognition. Their facilities, testing protocols and personnel have been assessed under the STLAS by ISTA, the ASL Program by USDA-AMS or ISO/IEC: 17025. In all cases, a subsequent evaluation by CFIA confirmed adequate knowledge of the Canadian Methods and Procedures for Testing Seed. As a result, the reports of analysis issued by these laboratories may be used by an accredited grader to establish a Canadian pedigreed grade name for seed lots destined for marketing in Canada.

Sharon Davidson
Agri Seed Testing
1930 Davcor Ct. SE
Salem, OR 97302
Telephone: 503-585-1440
Facsimile: 503-5880733
CFIA Lab Recognition Number: 3001
Paula Moore
Washington State Department of Agriculture
Seed Program
21 14 1st Ave.
Yakima, WA 98902
Telephone: 509-429-6950
Facsimile: 509-454-4395
CFIA Lab Recognition Number: 3008
Laura Wood
Corteva Agriscience
Tipton Seed Quality Facility
1000 West Jefferson Street
Tipton, IN 46072
Telephone: 765-675-2101
Facsimile: 765-675-8767
CFIA Lab Recognition Number: 3002
Dale Brown
Oregon State University Seed Laboratory
3291 SW Campus Way
Telephone: 541-737-4464
Facsimile: 541-737-2126
CFIA Lab Recognition Number: 3009
Nicolette Hard
BioDiagnostics, Inc.
507 Highland Drive
River Falls, WI 54022
Telephone: 715-426-0246
Fax: 715-426-0251
CFIA Lab Recognition Number: 3003
Steve Beals
Illinois Crop Improvement Association
3105 Research Road
Champaign, Illinois 61822
Telephone: 217-359-4053
Facsimile: 217-359-4075
CFIA Lab Recognition Number: 3010
Sarah Dammen
SGS Brookings
236 32nd Ave.
Brookings, SD 57006
Telephone: 605-692-7611
Facsimile: 605-692-7617
CFIA Lab Recognition Number: 3004
Phani Bangalore
Turf Tech Inc.
PO Box 287 Tangent, OR 97389
Telephone: 541-926-3959
Facsimile: 541-926-5370
CFIA Lab Recognition Number: 3011
Melissa Phillips
Bayer Crop Science
460 E. Adams St.
Waterman, IL 60556
Telephone: 815-264-8106
Fax: 815-264-8103
CFIA Lab Recognition Number: 3005
Laura Carlson
SoDak Labs Inc.
236 32nd Avenue
Brookings, SK 57006
Telephone: 605-690-2758
Fax: 605-690-2758
CFIA Lab Recognition Number: 3012
Matthew Conway
Corteva Agroscience
7150 NW 70th Avenue
Johnstone, IA 50131-0227
Telephone: 515-254-2796
Facsimile: 515-254-2789
CFIA Lab Recognition Number: 3006
Stacy LaMastra
Idaho State Seed Laboratory
2240 Kellogg Lane
Boise, ID 83712
Tel: (208) 332-8630
CFIA Lab Recognition Number: 3013
Ryan Keever
AgReliant Genetics, LLC
418 North Jefferson Street
Brimfield, IL 61517
Telephone: 309-446-9830
Facsimile: 309-446-3095
CFIA Lab Recognition Number: 3007
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