Cereals, Grains & Pulses Analysis
We carry out quality testing on cereals and grains according to:
- European Commission (EC) Regulations,
- USDA Federal Grain Inspection Service specifications
- Codex Alimentarius Standards
- ISO Standards
- European Brewery Convention (EBC Analytica) Methodology for malting barley
Quality Testing of Cereals and Grains
1. Using methods of EU Regulation 1272/2009. The following are determined on Durum Wheat, Common Wheat, Barley, Maize, and Sorghum.
- "Percentage of matter which is not basic cereal of unimpaired quality" including broken grains, grain impurities, misc. impurities etc.
- Tannin Content (%) - Sorghum
- Specific Weight (Test Weight) (kg/hL)
- Protein Content
- Hagberg Falling Number
- Zeleny Index
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 is analysed according to the methods of the European Brewing Convention (EBC) for parameters such as the following:
- Thousand Corn Weight
- Germinative Capacity (Tetrazolium Rapid Staining Method)
- Germinative Capacity (Hydrogen Peroxide & Peeling Technique)
- Germinative Energy (Aubry Method)
- Germinative Energy (BRF Method)
- Sieving test (Determination of admixture, broken grains etc)
Some of the analysis carried out on flour include;
- Wet Gluten - Hand Washing Technique
- Zeleny index
Testing according to Codex Standards for Wheat Flour, Durum Wheat flour, Semolina, and Corn Flour.
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:
- Codex Alimentarius Standard 171-1989 Standard for certain Pulses including Peas, Lentils, Beans, Chick peas.
- 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.
Salamon & Seaber Ltd.
1st Floor, 2-8 Beaumont Grove, London. E1 4NQ United Kingdom
is a registered company in England & Wales, number 1475631
+44 (020) 7247 6312 +44 (020) 7650 7943