Sugar, white, crystal

last updated : 2020/05/14
Code Description Budget Price Ship. weight Ship. vol.
SUGAR, white, 1kg CH 0,66 1kg 1,22L Add

General information

White sugar, purified and crystallised, from sugar cane or sugar beet.

- The quality of the sugar is determined by its’ saccharose content.  This is measured through the polarisation process.

- Storage in a dry place is mandatory.

- The product must not contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and be free from radioactive residues/elements. It cannot contain any substances originating from micro-organisms or any other poisonous or deleterious substances such as anti-nutritional factors, heavy metals, pesticide residues or toxins in amounts which may represent a hazard to health. Analysis of microbiological, chemical contaminant, toxins, heavy metals and pesticide residues must certify the product is “fit for human consumption”. The supplier shall submit related Lab reports / Declarations.

- Importation of food is always subject to acceptance by the national authorities, based on national specifications; check these before purchasing.

- Impact on the local, national, or regional market availability and prices should be carefully looked into before purchasing large quantities.


For all aspects of the product, unless described otherwise below, the standard of Codex Alimentarius last edition applies, including for the packaging.

Specifications vary with national regulations. Below you will find the most commonly used specifications for white sugar.

Please refer to HQ whenever offered specifications differ from these standard specifications, as these will need to be approved by a food specialist prior to purchase.



The sugar shall be white, 60 ICUMSA Units max

Particle/grain size

To be specified

Moisture content

0.1% maximum

Smell and taste

Natural; free from unpleasant odours and tastes


99.7°Z min.

Invert. Sugar

0.04 % max.


0.03% max.

Sulphur dioxide

15 mg/kg max.


  • Yeast
  • Mould
  • Total Coliforms
  • Salmonella


  • Free
  • Free
  • Free
  • Absent in 25g sample

Heavy metals

  • Arsenic
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Cadmium


  • 0.5 ppm max.
  • 1 ppm max.
  • 0.5 ppm max.
  • 0.05 ppm max.


Fresh production


To be indicated


To be indicated


Additional country-specific specifications




  • Total count of aerobic bacteria


  • 105  cfu/1g max.

Heavy metals

  • Mercury


  • 0.01 ppm max.




  • Sulphide spoilage spores
  • Thermophilic bacteria
  • Flat sour spores
  • Moderate Thermophilic bacteria
  • Thermophilic anaerobes not producing H2S
  • Thermophilic anaerobes producing H2S


  • 5 cfu/10g max.
  • 125 cfu/10g
  • 50 cfu/10g
  • 100 cfu/10g


  • 5 cfu/10g


  • 5 cfu/10g

Heavy metals

  • Mercury


  • 0.01 ppm max.

Shelf life

  • 2 years



Bags of 50kg net maximum: New woven polypropylene 120g/bag with an inner lining of minimum 50microns.

Bags of 25kg net maximum: New woven polypropylene 60g/bag with an inner lining of minimum 50microns.

Or new woven PEHD polyethylene 66g/m², coated with PEBD with total weight 135g/m².

Or new jute bags 305g/m² with an inner lining of minimum 50microns.

As indicated in EN1086, and specifications as per EN766 and EN277.


Latest update: 14/05/2020