Grain Quality Services
SGS processes samples with validated test methodologies, as outlined by the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) & approved by the American Association of Cereal Chemistry (A.A.C.C) standards, and combines experienced staff to deliver professional services. We provide customized and innovative solutions for research trials, product development, commodity monitoring and end use verification.
Grain Grading Services Our unique & comprehensive grain quality assessment meets the demands of research organizations who focus on replicated trails for varietal development and product enhancements.
End Use Testing Ensure your grains are compliant to end use and food ingredient manufacturing standards. Our Grains Analytical Testing (GAT) lab offers full service wheat, flour and dough rheology analysis.
DNA Varietal Confirmation Confirmation of variety (VC), as well as understanding composition of each component (VID), provides knowledge of product conformity (wheat, barley) for sale into domestic and export markets.
Advanced Molecular Diagnostics We deploy multiple technologies to quantify and detect GMO Events and herbicide residue for compliance.
1) Grain Grading Services
Grain grade assignment & comprehensive Grading Factors (Fusarium damaged kernels, ergot, midge, green seed, sprouted, hard viscous kernels, black point, smudge)
Protein, Oil Content, Moisture, Dockage, Foreign Material
2) End Use Testing
Grain: Vomitoxin, Falling Number, Malt Germination
Product Development for Wheat & Durum: Milling (Buhler MLU-202, Quadromat Jr.), Gluten Index, Wet Gluten, Starch Damage, Amylograph, Farinograph, Alveograph, Extensograph, Bate Tests, Solvent Retention Capacity, Sedimentation (Zeleny), Ash
3) DNA Varietal Confirmation
Barley: Bulk Grind (SNP Markers), 92 Kernels (SNP Markers), 16 Kernels (Microsatellite Markers)
Wheat: 16 Kernel (Microsatellite markers), 24 Kernels (NEW! SNP OA)
Durum: 16 Kernel (Microsatellite markers)
4) Advanced Molecular Diagnostics
GMO Event Testing – PCR & qPCR
Herbicide Residue Testing in Grain