Choose Quality from the Start
Look for the Blue Certified Seed Tag When Buying Seed
Not just any seed receives the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Blue Certified Seed Tag. It means that seed is Certified as having been grown under stringent, federally regulated requirements and overseen by official CFIA-recognized auditors. Common and bin-run seed can’t make that claim.
When you #ChooseCertifiedSeed, you get what you paid for – pure, clean seed, varietal purity, and high germination. The Blue Tag is the mark of trust and excellence from the Canadian seed sector.
As a farmer, you understand the importance of starting with high-quality seed to ensure the best possible results. That’s why the Canadian seed sector proudly offers Canada’s Blue Certified Seed Tag – a symbol of trust and excellence.
The Blue Certified Seed Tag means that the seed was grown under the rigorous testing and quality assurance programs of the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association (CSGA) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The seed passed inspection by a CFIA-licensed inspector in the field and again in a CFIA-accredited seed laboratory and cleaning establishment to ensure it meets CSGA and CFIA requirements, germination standards, mechanical impurities (like weeds and other crops) and, most importantly, varietal identity and purity.
When you buy Certified seed, you can be confident you’re getting what you paid for – pure, clean seed with verified identity and a high germination rate. You don’t get the same assurances with common seed or bin-run seed. Those are produced without official third-party inspection or government oversight to confirm purity, identity, and quality.
Seed certification involves careful monitoring of genetic identity throughout the entire production process and ensures the highest quality possible. This means that Canada’s Blue Certified Seed Tag provides quality assurance, identity assurance, traceability, and innovation – the Certified Seed Advantage.
High-quality seed is the foundation of a successful crop, and we’re committed to providing farmers and end users with the best seed possible. So, whether you’re preparing for the next growing season, bringing new genetics onto your farm, or building an Identify Preserved (IP) food ingredient program, #ChooseCertifiedSeed and look for the Blue Certified Seed Tag – a mark of trust and excellence from the Canadian seed sector.
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