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Research Project: Rapid Methods for Quality and Safety Inspection of Small Grain Cereals

Location: Food Quality Laboratory

Title: Analysis of grain quality at receival

item Delwiche, Stephen - Steve
item MISKELLY, DIANE - Westcott Consultants

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/8/2016
Publication Date: 12/27/2016
Citation: Delwiche, S.R., Miskelly, D. 2016. Analysis of grain quality at receival. In: Wrigley, C., Batey, I., Miskelly, D. Cereal Grains: Assessing and Managing Quality. 2nd edition. Duxford, UK: Woodhead. p.513-570.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: With an emphasis on wheat and to a lesser extent, barley, we describe the series of post harvest transfer stages of grain between the first point of sale and the export terminal. At each transfer point, a document accompanies a grain consignment that pertains to its quality (class, purity, sanitation, and grade). Even at the first point of sale, known as receival, grain quality is often viewed in terms of its export value. Each of the major grain exporting countries or regions (Argentina, Australia, Canada, the European Union, the United States, and the Black Sea region) has developed quality standards. This chapter addresses these quality standards especially in the context of how a cereal lot is assessed at receival.