July 29, 2014 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canadian Grain Commission
The Canadian Grain Commission is providing notice to grain producers and industry stakeholders that the variety registration for Sceptre, a Canada Western Amber Durum variety, will be cancelled effective October 24, 2014 by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Sceptre will remain on the Canadian Grain Commission’s variety designation list and will be eligible for all grades of amber durum until August 1, 2015.
Furthermore, the variety registration for Plenty, another Canada Western Amber Durum variety, will be cancelled effective August 1, 2015. Effective August 1, 2015, it will be removed from the variety designation list.
Canadian Grain Commission
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.