Flaxseed: Primary and export grade determinants tables

Flaxseed, Canada Western/Canada Eastern (CW/CE) - part 1 of 3
Grade name Standard of quality Standard of cleanliness Commercially pure seed %
Minimum test weight kg/hl (g/0.5L) Variety Degree of soundness
number 1 CW/CE 65 (305) Any variety of flaxseed registered under the Seeds Act Mature and sweet Not more than 1.0% of other seeds that are not readily separable from flaxseed, to be assessed as dockage
number 2 CW/CE 62 (290) Any variety of flaxseed registered under the Seeds Act Reasonably well matured and sweet Not more than 1.5% of other seeds that are not readily separable from flaxseed, to be assessed as dockage
number 3 CW/CE No minimum Any variety of flaxseed Excluded from higher grades on account of light weight or damaged seeds, may have the natural odour associated with low-quality seed, not distinctly sour, musty, rancid or any odour that would indicate serious deterioration Not more than 2.0% of other seeds that are not readily separable from flaxseed, to be assessed as dockage
Grade, if No. 3 specs not met       Flaxseed, Sample CW/CE Account Admixture
Flaxseed, Canada Western/Canada Eastern (CW/CE) - part 2 of 3
Grade name Brown seeded flax Yellow seeded flax Damage
Yellow seeded flaxseed % Brown seeded flaxseed % Broken % Heated % Total %
number 1 CW/CE 2 2 13 0.1 13
number 2 CW/CE 3 2 25 0.2 25
number 3 CW/CE 4 2 35 10.0 No limit
Grade, if number 3 specs not met 50% or less— Flaxseed, Sample CW/CE Account Admixture 50% or less—Flaxseed, Sample CW/CE Account Broken Over 50%—Sample Broken Grain Flaxseed, Sample CW/CE Account Heated  
Flaxseed, Canada Western/Canada Eastern (CW/CE) - Part 3 of 3
Grade name Foreign material included in dockage
Ergot % Excreta % Sclerotinia % Stones % Inseparable seeds % Total %
number 1 CW/CE 0.05 0.02 0.10 0.05 1.0 1.0
number 2 CW/CE 0.05 0.02 0.20 0.05 1.5 1.5
number 3 CW/CE 0.05 0.02 0.25 0.05 2.0 2.0
Grade, if number 3 specs not met Flaxseed, Sample CW/CE Account Ergot Flaxseed Sample CW/CE Account Excreta Flaxseed, Sample CW/CE Account Admixture 2.5% or less— West - Flaxseed, Rejected (grade) Account Stones or East - Flaxseed, Sample CE Account Stones Over 2.5%—Flaxseed, Sample Salvage Flaxseed, Sample CW/CE Account Admixture Flaxseed, Sample CW/CE Account Admixture
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