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Cereals, Grains & Pulses Analysis

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We carry out quality testing on cereals and grains according to:

We are official analysts to the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA), and many tests are in our existing UKAS schedule of Accreditation Open UKAS schedule as a PDF.


Quality Testing of Cereals and Grains

For example:

1. Using methods of EU Regulation 1272/2009. The following are determined on Durum Wheat, Common Wheat, Barley, Maize, and Sorghum.

Other quality tests provided upon request are the detection of Mycotoxins, determination and identification of common poisonous / toxic weed seeds and storage insect pests.

2. Using USDA FGIS specifications and methods of analysis

These are applied to Barley, Corn (Maize), Oats, Rye, Sorghum, and Wheat.

3. Codex standards for Wheat, Durum Wheat, Maize, and Oats

Analysis according to the Codex Standard requirements.

Malting Barley Analysis

Malting barley drying

Malting Barley is analysed according to the methods of the European Brewing Convention (EBC) for parameters such as the following:

Flour Analysis

Some of the analysis carried out on flour include;

Testing according to Codex Standards for Wheat Flour, Durum Wheat flour, Semolina, and Corn Flour.

Rice Analysis

We are capable of analysing rice according to ISO 7301: "Specification for Rice", USDA specifications, and Codex Alimentarius standards.

Pulse Analysis

Pulses can be analysed to ISO specifications, Codex Alimentarius standards, to determine size, impurities, foreign odour, species or varieties.

Quality Testing of Pulses

The standards for testing are those of:

  1. Codex Alimentarius Standard 171-1989 Standard for certain Pulses including Peas, Lentils, Beans, Chick peas.
  2. USDA Standards for Pulses such as Peas, Split Peas, Feed Peas, Lentils, and Beans.

For further details of our analysis on cereals and grains please contact Mr Michael Blotz (E-Mail: Blotz@salamonandseaber.co.uk) to discuss your requirements.

Please note that we are also able to correspond in Arabic, French, and German


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