Commodity Standards

EXTRACT FROM THE EAS MAIZE STANDARD
Maize Grains

Source: EAS 2: 2013

No. Quality parameters Grade 1 (one) Grade 2 (Two) Grade 3 (Three) Test Method
1. Moisture content %m/m 13.5 13.5 13.5 ISO 711/715
2. Foreign matter %m/m 0.5 1.0 1.5 605
3. Inorganic matter %m/m> 0.25 0.5 0.75 Nil
4. Broken kernels %m/m 2.0 4.0 6.0 Nil
5. Pest damaged grains %m/m 1.0 3.0 3.0 Nil
6. Rotten & Diseased grains %m/m 2.0 4.0 5.0 Nil
7. Discoloured grains %m/m 0.5 1.0 1.5 Nil
8. Immature/shriveled grains %m/m 1.0 2.0 3.0 Nil
9. Filth %m/m 0.1 0.1 0.1 Nil
10. Live insect infestation Nil Nil Nil Nil
11. Dead weevils (max) 10/kg 10/kg 10/kg Nil
12. Total Aflatoxins, ppb 10 10 10 ISO 16050
13. Aflatoxin B1, ppb 5 5 5 Nil
14. Fumonisin,ppm 2 2 2 AOAC 2001.04
15. Total Defective grains 3.2 7.0 10.2 IS0 605
NOTE: The parameter, Total defective grains is not the sum total of the individual defects. It is limited to 70% of the sum total of individual defects

EXTRACT FROM THE EAS DRY BEANS STANDARD

Dry Beans

Source: EAS 46: 2013

No. Quality parameters

Grade 1 (one)

Grade 2 (Two) Grade 3 (Three) Test method
1. Moisture content %m/m 14.0 14.0 14.0 ISO 24557
2. Foreign matter %m/m 0.5 0.75 1  

 

 

 

 

ISO 605

3. Inorganic matter %m/m 0.1 0.2 0.3
4. Other edible grains %m/m 0.1 0.2 0.5
5. Pest damaged grains %m/m 1 2 3
6. Heat Damaged grain %m/m 0.1 0.2 0.5
7. Contrasting varieties %m/m 0.5 1 1.5
8. Broken/split %m/m 1 2 3
9. Discoloured %m/m 1 1 1
10. Total Defectives grains %m/m 2 3.5 5.5
11. Filth %m/m 0.1 0.1 0.1
12. Total Aflatoxin (AFB1+AFB2+AFG1+AFG2), ppb max 10 10 10 ISO 16050
13. Aflatoxin B1 only, ppb max 5 5 5  
14. Fumonism ppm max 2 2 2

NOTE: The parameter, Total defective grains is not the sum total of the individual defects. It is limited to 70% of the sum total of individual defects