SWI 132.1.1 Seed Program
Specific Work Instruction
Official Seed Sampling

Appendix XI: Domestic Tags

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The following are images of official domestic tags placed on seed lots of pedigreed seed:

CFIA/ACIA 0031 - Certified (Light Blue with Dark Blue Text)

A Certified seed tag can be seen as follows:

Front
Front of Certified seed tag. Description Follows.
Description for front of Certified seed tag

The front of the light blue tag has a dark blue stripe at the top and the bottom with light blue text. The top says "Certified seed, Semence Certifiée" and the bottom "Member of the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies" / Membre de "Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies". The C.S.G.A. / A.C.P.S. logo is on the left. The lines and the text on the tag are dark blue. There are four horizontal lines with the following labels:
Kind / Espèce
Variety / Variété
Grade / Catégorie Canada Certified Certifiée
The fourth line is divided by a vertical line. On the left side is Crop certification number / Numéro du certification de récolte, and on the right side Lot Number / Numéro du lot

Back
Back of Certified seed tag. Description Follows.
Description for back of Certified seed tag

The back of the light blue tag has dark blue text. At the top is the corporate signature of the CFIA: "Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments," and the Canada wordmark, as well as two columns of text, English and French as follows:

This is an official tag issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. It is to be used only as prescribed by the Seeds Act and Regulations to identify seed that has been produced in Canada in accordance with the seed production standards of the Canadian Seed Growers' Association or, where the seed has been imported, in accordance with the standards of an official certifying agency.

La présente est une étiquette officielle délivrée par l'Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments. Elle ne peut être utilisée que de la manière prescrite par la Loi sur les semences et son Règlement d'application dans le but d'identifier les semences qui ont été produites au Canada conformément aux normes applicables à la production de semences de l'Association canadienne des producteurs de semences ou, si la semence est importée, à celles d'une agence officielle de certification.

Both sides of the tag have the CFIA tag number at the bottom.

CFIA/ACIA 0032 - Foundation (White with Black Text)

A Foundation seed tag can be seen as follows:

Front
Front of Foundation seed tag. Description Follows.
Description for front of Foundation seed tag

The front of the white tag has a black stripe at the top and the bottom with white text. The top says "Foundation Seed - Semence Fondation" and the bottom "Member of the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies" / Membre de "Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies". The C.S.G.A. / A.C.P.S. logo is on the left. The lines and the text are black. There are four horizontal lines with the following labels:
Kind / Espèce
Variety / Variété
Grade / Catégorie Canada Certified Certifiée
The fourth line is divided by a vertical line. The left part has Crop certification number / Numéro du certification de récolte. The right part has Lot Number / Numéro du lot

Back
Back of Foundation seed tag. Description Follows.
Description for back of Foundation seed tag

The back of the white tag has black text. At the top is the CFIA corporate signature: "Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments," and the Canada wordmark as well as two columns of text, English and French as follows:

This is an official tag issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. It is to be used only as prescribed by the Seeds Act and Regulations to identify seed that has been produced in Canada in accordance with the seed production standards of the Canadian Seed Growers' Association or, where the seed has been imported, in accordance with the standards of an official certifying agency.

La présente est une étiquette officielle délivrée par l'Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments. Elle ne peut être utilisée que de la manière prescrite par la Loi sur les semences et son Règlement d'application dans le but d'identifier les semences qui ont été produites au Canada conformément aux normes applicables à la production de semences de l'Association canadienne des producteurs de semences ou, si la semence est importée, à celles d'une agence officielle de certification.

Both sides of the tag have the CFIA tag number at the bottom.

CFIA/ACIA 0033 - Registered (Lilac with Purple Text)

A Registered seed tag can be seen as follows:

 

Front
Front of Registered seed tag. Description Follows.
Description for front of Registered seed tag

The front of the light purple tag has a dark purple stripe at the top and the bottom with light purple text. The top says "Registered Seed - Semence Enregistrée" and the bottom "Member of the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies" / Membre de "Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies". The C.S.G.A. / A.C.P.S. logo is on the left. The lines and the text are dark purple. There are four horizontal lines with the following labels:
Kind / Espèce
Variety / Variété
Grade / Catégorie Canada Registered / Enregistrée
The fourth line is divided by a vertical line. The left side has Crop certification number/Numéro du certification de récolte,. The right side has Lot Number / Numéro du lot

Back
Back of Registered seed tag. Description Follows.
Description for back of Registered seed tag

The back of the light purple tag has dark purple text. At the top is the corporate signature of the CFIA: "Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments," and the Canada wordmark as well as two columns of text, English and French as follows:

This is an official tag issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. It is to be used only as prescribed by the Seeds Act and Regulations to identify seed that has been produced in Canada in accordance with the seed production standards of the Canadian Seed Growers' Association or, where the seed has been imported, in accordance with the standards of an official certifying agency.

La présente est une étiquette officielle délivrée par l'Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments. Elle ne peut être utilisée que de la manière prescrite par la Loi sur les semences et son Règlement d'application dans le but d'identifier les semences qui ont été produites au Canada conformément aux normes applicables à la production de semences de l'Association canadienne des producteurs de semences ou, si la semence est importée, à celles d'une agence officielle de certification.

Both sides of the tag have the CFIA tag number at the bottom.

CFIA/ACIA 0034 - Interagency Certification – Foundation and Registered (White with Red Text)

An Interagency seed tag for Foundation or Registered seed can be seen as follows:

Front
Front of Interagency seed tag. Description Follows.
Description for front of Interagency seed tag

The front of the white tag has red print and is titled, "Inter-agency/Inter-agence Certification". The C.S.G.A. / A.C.P.S. logo is on the left and there are four horizontal lines. The first two lines have the labels:
Kind / Espèce
Variety / Variété
The next two lines are divided by a vertical line forming four cells.
On the left side, Grade / Catégorie Canada and on the right side Lot Number / Numéro du lot
On the left side Country / State of Certifying Agency / Pays ou état de l'Agence de certification and on the right side Pedigree Ref. Number / Numéro de référence du pedigrée

Back
Back of Interagency seed tag. Description Follows.
Description for back of Interagency seed tag

The back of the white tag has red text. At the top is the corporate signature of the CFIA: "Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments," and the Canada wordmark, as well as two columns of text, English and French as follows:

This is an official tag issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. It is to be used only as prescribed by the Seeds Act and Regulations to identify seed that has been produced in Canada in accordance with the seed production standards of the Canadian Seed Growers' Association or, where the seed has been imported, in accordance with the standards of an official certifying agency.

La présente est une étiquette officielle délivrée par l'Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments. Elle ne peut être utilisée que de la manière prescrite par la Loi sur les semences et son Règlement d'application dans le but d'identifier les semences qui ont été produites au Canada conformément aux normes applicables à la production de semences de l'Association canadienne des producteurs de semences ou, si la semence est importée, à celles d'une agence officielle de certification.

Both sides of the tag have the CFIA tag number at the bottom.

CFIA/ACIA 5627 - Interagency Certified (Light Blue with Dark Blue Text)

An Interagency seed tag for Certified seed can be seen as follows:

Front
Front of Interagency seed tag for Certified seed tag. Description Follows.
Description for front of Interagency seed tag for Certified seed

The front of the light blue tag has a dark blue stripe at the top and the bottom with light blue text. The top says "Inter-agency – Certified / Inter-agence semence Certifiée" and the bottom "Member of the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies" / Membre de "Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies". The C.S.G.A. / A.C.P.S. logo is on the left. The lines and the text are dark blue. There are four horizontal lines. The first two lines have the labels:
Kind / Espèce
Variety / Variété
The next two lines are divided by a vertical line forming four cells.
On the left side, Grade / Catégorie Canada and on the right side, Lot Number / Numéro du lot
On the left side, Country / State of Certifying Agency / Pays ou état de l'Agence de certification and on the right side, Reference Number / Numéro de référence

Back
Back of Interagency seed tag for Certified seed tag. Description Follows.
Description for back of Interagency seed tag for Certified seed

The back of the light blue tag has dark blue text. At the top is the corporate signature of the CFIA: "Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments," and the Canada wordmark, as well as two columns of text, English and French as follows:

This is an official tag issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. It is to be used only as prescribed by the Seeds Act and Regulations to identify seed that has been produced in Canada in accordance with the seed production standards of the Canadian Seed Growers' Association or, where the seed has been imported, in accordance with the standards of an official certifying agency.

La présente est une étiquette officielle délivrée par l'Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments. Elle ne peut être utilisée que de la manière prescrite par la Loi sur les semences et son Règlement d'application dans le but d'identifier les semences qui ont été produites au Canada conformément aux normes applicables à la production de semences de l'Association canadienne des producteurs de semences ou, si la semence est importée, à celles d'une agence officielle de certification.

Both sides of the tag have the CFIA tag number at the bottom.

CFIA/ACIA 0036 - Pedigreed Seed Canada Substandard (Yellow with Black Text)

A tag for substandard pedigreed seed can be seen as follows:

Front
Front of tag for substandard pedigreed seed tag. Description Follows.
Description for front of tag for substandard pedigreed seed

The front of the yellow tag has black print and is titled "Pedigreed Seed Canada Substandard - Semence pedigrée Canada-sous-régulière". The C.S.G.A. / A.C.P.S. logo is on the left and there are four horizontal lines. The first two lines have the labels:
Kind / Espèce and Variety / Variété
Grade / Catégorie Canada Substandard sous-régulière
The next two lines are divided by a vertical line forming four cells.
Crop Certificate Number / Numéro du certificat de récolte and Lot Number / Numéro du lot
Germination % and Date Test Completed / Essai terminé le

Back
Back of tag for substandard pedigreed seed tag. Description Follows.
Description for back of tag for substandard pedigreed seed

The back of the yellow tag has black text. At the top is the corporate signature of the CFIA: "Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments" and, the Canada wordmark as well as two columns of text, English and French as follows:

This is an official tag issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. It is to be used only as prescribed by the Seeds Act and Regulations to identify seed that has been produced in Canada in accordance with the seed production standards of the Canadian Seed Growers' Association or, where the seed has been imported, in accordance with the standards of an official certifying agency.

La présente est une étiquette officielle délivrée par l'Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments. Elle ne peut être utilisée que de la manière prescrite par la Loi sur les semences et son Règlement d'application dans le but d'identifier les semences qui ont été produites au Canada conformément aux normes applicables à la production de semences de l'Association canadienne des producteurs de semences ou, si la semence est importée, à celles d'une agence officielle de certification.

Both sides of the tag have the CFIA tag number at the bottom.

CFIA/ACIA 0037 - Pedigreed Seed (White with Blue Text)

A tag for pedigreed seed can be seen as follows:

Front
Front of tag for pedigreed seed tag. Description Follows.
Description for front of tag for pedigreed seed

The front of the white tag has blue print and is titled, "Pedigreed Seed - Canada - Semence Pédigrée". The C.S.G.A. / A.C.P.S. logo is on the left and there are four horizontal lines. The first two lines have the labels:
Kind / Espèce
Variety / Variété
The next two lines are divided by a vertical line forming four cells.
Class / Classe and Lot Number / Numéro do lot
Crop Certificate Number / Numéro du certificat de récolte and NET (Weight / Poids) DATE (sealed / scellée)

Back
Back of tag for pedigreed seed tag. Description Follows.
Description for back of tag for pedigreed seed

The back of the white tag has blue text. At the top is the corporate signature of the CFIA: "Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments," and the Canada wordmark, as well as the C.S.G.A./ A.C.P.S. logo is on the left and two columns of text, English and French as follows:

This is an official tag issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. It is to be used only as prescribed by the Seeds Act and Regulations to identify seed that has been produced in Canada in accordance with the seed production standards of the Canadian Seed Growers' Association or, where the seed has been imported, in accordance with the standards of an official certifying agency.

La présente est une étiquette officielle délivrée par l'Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments. Elle ne peut être utilisée que de la manière prescrite par la Loi sur les semences et son Règlement d'application dans le but d'identifier les semences qui ont été produites au Canada conformément aux normes applicables à la production de semences de l'Association canadienne des producteurs de semences ou, si la semence est importée, à celles d'une agence officielle de certification.

Both sides of the tag have the CFIA tag number at the bottom.

CFIA/ACIA 0038 - Certified Seed Mixture (Green with Black Text)

A tag for certified seed mixtures can be seen as follows:

Front
Front of tag for certified seed mixtures tag. Description Follows.
Description for front of tag for Certified seed mixtures

The front of the green tag has black print with the title, "Certified Seed Mixture - Mélange de Semence Certifiée" and underneath the text Kind/Espèce Variety/Variété and a percent sign.
The text at the bottom reads, "Canada Certified Number / Canada Certifié numéro, Mixture / Mélange and Lot Number / Numéro du lot".

Back
Back of tag for certified seed mixtures tag. Description Follows.
Description for back of tag for Certified seed mixtures

The back of the green tag has back text. At the top is the corporate signature of the CFIA: "Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments," and the Canada wordmark, the C.S.G.A./ A.C.P.S. logo is on the left and two columns of text, English and French as follows:

This is an official tag issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. It is to be used only as prescribed by the Seeds Act and Regulations to identify seed that has been produced in Canada in accordance with the seed production standards of the Canadian Seed Growers' Association or, where the seed has been imported, in accordance with the standards of an official certifying agency.

La présente est une étiquette officielle délivrée par l'Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments. Elle ne peut être utilisée que de la manière prescrite par la Loi sur les semences et son Règlement d'application dans le but d'identifier les semences qui ont été produites au Canada conformément aux normes applicables à la production de semences de l'Association canadienne des producteurs de semences ou, si la semence est importée, à celles d'une agence officielle de certification.

Both sides of the tag have the CFIA tag number at the bottom.

CFIA/ACIA 0039 - Pedigreed Seed Unregistered Variety (Orange with Black Text)

A tag for unregistered varieties of pedigreed seed can be seen as follows:

Front
Front of tag for unregistered varieties of pedigreed seed tag. Description Follows.
Description for front of tag for unregistered varieties of pedigreed seed

The front of the orange tag has black print and is titled, "Pedigreed Seed Unregistered Varieties - Semence pedigrée varieties non-enregistrées". There are five horizontal lines. The first two lines have the labels:
Kind / Espèce
Variety / Variété
The next two lines are divided by a vertical line forming four cells.
Grade / Catégorie Canada and Lot Number / Numéro du lot
Pedigree Reference Number / Numéro de référence du pédigrée and Country – State of Certifying Agency Pays ou état de l'Agence de cértification

Back
Back of tag for unregistered varieties of pedigreed seed tag. Description Follows.
Description for back of tag for unregistered varieties of pedigreed seed

The back of the orange tag has black text. At the top is the corporate signature of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments, the Canada wordmark, the C.S.G.A./ A.C.P.S. logo is on the left and two columns of text, English and French as follows:

This is an official tag issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. It is to be used only as prescribed by the Seeds Act and Regulations to identify seed that has been produced in Canada in accordance with the seed production standards of the Canadian Seed Growers' Association or, where the seed has been imported, in accordance with the standards of an official certifying agency.

La présente est une étiquette officielle délivrée par l'Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments. Elle ne peut être utilisée que de la manière prescrite par la Loi sur les semences et son Règlement d'application dans le but d'identifier les semences qui ont été produites au Canada conformément aux normes applicables à la production de semences de l'Association canadienne des producteurs de semences ou, si la semence est importée, à celles d'une agence officielle de certification.

Both sides of the tag have the CFIA tag number at the bottom.

The following text is at the bottom, "For contract production only - Pour production sous contract seulement."

CFIA/ACIA 0040 - Certified Seed for Export (Blue with Dark Blue Text)

A tag for Certified seed for export can be seen as follows:

Front
Front of tag for Certified seed for export tag. Description Follows.
Description for front of tag for Certified seed for export

The front of the light blue tag has a dark blue text and is titled, "Certified Seed - Semence Certifiée" There are five horizontal lines. The first two lines have the labels:
Kind / Espèce
Variety / Variété
The next two lines are divided by a vertical line forming four cells.
Net Weight / Poids and Date sealed / Date scellé
Crop Certificate Number / Numéro du certificat de récolte and Lot Number / Numéro du lot
Underneath the last line is the text "Member of the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies" / Membre de "Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies".

Back
Back of tag for Certified seed for export tag. Description Follows.
Description for back of tag for Certified seed for export

The back of the light blue tag has dark blue text. At the top is the corporate signature of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments, the Canada wordmark, the C.S.G.A./ A.C.P.S. logo is on the left and two columns of text, English and French as follows:

This is an official tag issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. It is to be used only as prescribed by the Seeds Act and Regulations to identify seed that has been produced in Canada in accordance with the seed production standards of the Canadian Seed Growers' Association or, where the seed has been imported, in accordance with the standards of an official certifying agency.

La présente est une étiquette officielle délivrée par l'Agence canadienne d'inspection des aliments.Elle ne peut être utilisée que de la manière prescrite par la Loi sur les semences et son Règlement d'application dans le but d'identifier les semences qui ont été produites au Canada conformément aux normes applicables à la production de semences de l'Association canadienne des producteurs de semences ou, si la semence est importée, à celles d'une agence officielle de certification.

Both sides of the tag have the CFIA tag number at the bottom.

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