last updated : 2020/05/28
Code Description Budget Price Ship. weight Ship. vol.
FCERRICEBR30
RICE, white, broken 30%, 1kg on request 1kg 1,25L Add
FCERRICEBR5
RICE, white broken 5 %, 1kg CH 0,45 1kg 1,25L Add
FCERRICELGGR
RICE, white, long grain, irri6/2, 1kg CH 0,52 1kg 1,25L Add
FCERRICEPARA
RICE, parboiled, 1kg CH 0,47 1kg 1,25L Add
FCERRICERD01
RICE, round grain, 1kg on request 1kg 1,25L Add

General information

Rice is a cereal distributed in many food supply operations.

There is an indefinite number of types of rice.  We mainly supply the type as per the specifications below. Check also beneficiaries’ food habits.

Rice in its original state is called "paddy rice". It is treated by polishing it to remove the outer part around the grain. It can be sold as whole grain, after the first stage of polishing, or as white rice if more polished.  Several grades of polishing exist.  Rice can also be parboiled, meaning it is partially boiled in its husk, to better retain micro-nutrients, especially vitamin B1 which prevents Beriberi. Parboiled rice is also referred to as “easy-cook rice” or “converted rice”. When parboiled, the content of ungelatinized grains in the rice will be verified.

Fumigation of stocks should be done at least every 3 months, and more often if needed.

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

Specifications

Specifications vary with national regulations.  Below you will find the most commonly used specifications.  Importation of food is always subject to acceptance from the national authorities, based on their national specifications; check these before purchasing.

Analysis of microbiological, chemical or radiological contaminants, toxins, heavy metals and pesticide residues (see table below) must certify the product is “fit for human consumption”. The supplier shall submit related Lab reports / Declarations.

Refer to HQ when offered specifications which are different from our standard specifications. These will have to be approved by a food specialist prior to purchase.

Common part of specifications for all types of rice, to include in all contracts:

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

Product must be:

-                       In accordance with the present specifications and national regulations of recipient country.

-                       Free from Genetically Modified (GMO) rice.

-                       Free from abnormal flavour/odour and living insects/pests or moths.

-                       With a "best before" date valid for minimum 2 years at date of delivery.

-                       Delivered goods to be according to approved sample.

 

RICE, white, 5% broken, long grain, Syria

Rice variety

 

White long grain IRRI 6 (origin Pakistan) or IR 64 (origin India) or equivalent type (kindly specify the country of origin and type)

Grain size

Long: 6 mm long on average, 2-2.5mm wide (maximum grain length 3 times longer than it’s width)

Milling degree

Well milled, silky touch, double polished

Broken grains

5% max.

Moisture

13% max.

Organoleptic

The product shall be fresh, clean and free from any abnormal flavour, odour or colour. It shall be free of any visible yeast and mould (fungus)

Toxic seeds

Nil

Chalky grains

3.5% max.

Red-streaked grains

2% max.

Spotted and/or stained grains

0.25% max.

Damaged, shrivelled and yellow grains

0.5% max.

Total of spotted and/or stained grains and damaged, shrivelled and yellow grains

≤ 0.5% of total mass/mass

Amber grains

0.2% max.

Inedible extraneous mineral and vegetable substances, provided these are not toxic

0.01% max.

Edible extraneous grains or parts thereof

0.05% max.

Total of extraneous matter

≤ 0.1% of total mass/mass

Ash

0.5% max.

Protein

7% min.

Aflatoxin total

4 µg/kg max.

Ochratoxin

5 µg/kg max.

Live insects

Nil

Dead insects

30 per 100kg max. (practically free)

Microbiology

  • Salmonella
  • Yeast and mould
  • Escherichia coli (Coliforms)

 

  • Absent in 25g sample
  • Nil
  • Nil

Heavy metals

  • Lead
  • Cadmium
  • Arsenic (inorganic)

 

  • 0.2 ppm max.
  • 0.1 ppm max.
  • 0.2 ppm max.

Pesticides

  • Bentazone
  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Chlorpyrifos-methyl
  • Diflubenzuron
  • Diquat
  • Fipronil
  • Paraquat
  • Thiacloprid
  • Trifloxystrobin

 

  • 0.1 mg/kg max.
  • 0.5 mg/kg max.
  • 0.1 mg/kg max.
  • 0.01 mg/kg max.
  • 10 mg/kg max.
  • 0.01 mg/kg max.
  • 10 mg/kg max.
  • 0.02 mg/kg max.
  • 5 mg/kg max.

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)

Nil

Fumigation

The product shall be fumigated prior to dispatch

Shelf life

Product must have an expiry date of 24 months from the date of supply to the Buyer

Crop year

Clearly specify crop year, latest crop

Origin

To be indicated

Brand

To be indicated

 

RICE, white, 5% broken, long grain, parboiled, Yemen

Rice variety

IRRI 6 or IR 64 preferred

Grain size

6 mm min.

Grain variety purity

85% min. of a single grain variety

Broken grains

5% max. (< 2/3 of total grain length)

Moisture

13% max.

Organoleptic

The product shall be fresh, clean and free from any abnormal flavour, odour or colour. It shall be free of any visible yeast and mould (fungus)

Chalky grains

Nil

Red grains

2% max.

Red-streaked grains

2.5% max.

Heat-damaged (including yellow grains)

2.5% max.

Damaged, excluding heat-damaged grains

0.7% max.

Paddy rice

0.2% max.

Non-parboiled rice

0.1% max.

Other types of rice

0.5% max.

Pecks

2.5% max.

Foreign (extraneous) grains

0.25% max.

Foreign (extraneous) matter

0.25% max.

Toxic seeds

Nil

Aflatoxin total

4 ppb max.

Ochratoxin A

5 ppb max.

Live insects

Nil

Dead insects

≤ 0.1% of total foreign (extraneous) matter shall be insects, fragments or remains of dead insects and/or other impurities of animal origin

Microbiology

  • Salmonella
  • Yeast and mould

 

  • Absent in 25g sample
  • Nil

Heavy metals

  • Lead
  • Cadmium
  • Arsenic (inorganic)

 

  • 0.5 ppm max.
  • 0.1 ppm max.
  • 0.2 ppm max.

Pesticides

 

Content of pesticides shall comply with those maximum residue limits established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission for this commodity. Ref. BS EN 15662:2008

Fumigation

The product shall be fumigated prior dispatch in individual packing

Crop year

New crop

Origin

To be indicated

 

RICE, white, 5% broken, medium grain, Libya

Rice variety

 

White medium grain. Preferred origin USA, Thailand, Italy, Vietnam (kindly specify the country of origin and type)

Grain size

Medium: 5.4 - 6 mm

Milling degree

Well milled, silky touch, double polished

Broken grains

5% max.

Moisture

13% max.

Organoleptic

The product shall be fresh, clean and free from any abnormal flavour, odour or colour. It shall be free of any visible yeast and mould (fungus)

Toxic seeds

Nil

Chalky grains

3.5% max.

Red-streaked grains

2% max.

Spotted and/or stained grains

0.25% max.

Damaged, shrivelled and yellow grains

0.5% max.

Total of spotted and/or stained grains and damaged, shrivelled and yellow grains

≤ 0.5% of total mass/mass

Amber grains

0.2% max.

Extraneous inedible mineral and vegetable substances, provided these are not toxic

0.01% max.

Extraneous edible grains or parts thereof

0.05% max.

Total of extraneous matter

≤ 0.1% of total mass/mass

Ash

0.5% max.

Protein

7% min.

Aflatoxin total

4 µg/kg max.

Ochratoxin

5 µg/kg max.

Live insects

Nil

Dead insects

Nil

Microbiology

  • Salmonella
  • Yeast and mould
  • Escherichia coli (Coliforms)

 

  • Absent in 25g sample
  • Nil
  • Nil

Heavy metals

  • Lead
  • Cadmium
  • Arsenic (inorganic)

 

  • 0.2 ppm max.
  • 0.1 ppm max.
  • 0.2 ppm max.

Pesticides

  • Bentazone
  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Chlorpyrifos-methyl
  • Diflubenzuron
  • Diquat
  • Fipronil
  • Paraquat
  • Thiacloprid
  • Trifloxystrobin

 

  • 0.1 mg/kg max.
  • 0.5 mg/kg max.
  • 0.1 mg/kg max.
  • 0.01 mg/kg max.
  • 10 mg/kg max.
  • 0.01 mg/kg max.
  • 10 mg/kg max.
  • 0.02 mg/kg max.
  • 5 mg/kg max.

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)

Nil

Fumigation

The product shall be fumigated prior to dispatch

Shelf life

Product must have an expiry date of 24 months from the date of supply to the Buyer

Crop year

Clearly specify crop year, latest crop

Origin

To be indicated

Brand

To be indicated

 

RICE, white, 15% broken, long grain, milled, parboiled, Somalia

Rice origin

The product shall be freshly milled & parboiled rice and not originate from stock

Grain size

Long (30% max. of  < 6mm)

Broken grains

15% max. (3/4 length of grain and above shall not count as broken)

Moisture

13% max.

Organoleptic

The product shall be fresh, clean and free from any abnormal flavour, odour or colour. It shall be free of any visible yeast and mould (fungus)

Chalky grains

8% max.

Red-streaked grains

3% max.

Spotted and/or stained grains

2.5% max.

Yellow grains

0.05% max.

Amber grains

0.5% max.

Paddy rice

0.6% max.

Non-parboiled rice

0.2% max.

Ungelatinized grains

12% max.

Other types of rice

0.5% max.

Pecks

2.5% max.

Foreign grains

1.5% max.

Foreign matter

1% max.

Tolerance of extraneous matter consisting of inedible mineral and vegetable substances, provided these are not toxic

0.01% max.

Edible extraneous grains or parts thereof

0.1% max.

Live insects

Nil

Dead insects

Nil, the product must be free of living and dead insects and/or its parts, stages and waste

Microbiology

  • Salmonella
  • Aflatoxin total
  • Ochratoxin A

 

  • Absent in 25g sample
  • 4 ppb max.
  • 5 ppb max.

Heavy metals

  • Lead
  • Cadmium
  • Arsenic (inorganic)

 

  • 0.5 ppm max.
  • 0.1 ppm max.
  • 0.2 ppm max.

Pesticides

 

Content of pesticides shall comply with those maximum residue limits established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission for this commodity. Ref. BS EN 15662:2008

Fumigation

The product shall be fumigated prior dispatch in individual packing.

The product is to be fumigated inside the container upon loading

Shelf life

Minimum 2 years at date of delivery

Crop year

New crop

Origin

To be indicated

 

RICE, white, 25% broken, long grain, Niger

Rice variety and origin

 

IRRI 6 or IR 64 preferred (please specify country of origin and type)

Grain size

6 – 6.6 mm on average

Milling degree

Well milled, silky touch, double polished

Broken grains

25% max. (< 2/3 of total grain length)

Moisture

13% max.

Organoleptic

The product shall be fresh, clean and free from any abnormal flavour, odour or colour. It shall be free of any visible yeast and mould (fungus)

Toxic seeds

Nil

Chalky grains

2.5% max.

Paddy rice

0.01% max.

Red-streaked grains

2% max.

Spotted and stained grains

2.5% max.

Damaged, amber and yellow grains

0.2% max.

Foreign matter

0.01% max.

Red grains

2% max.

Tolerance of extraneous inedible mineral and vegetable substances, provided these are not toxic

0.01% max.

Edible extraneous grains or parts thereof

0.1% max.

Maximum total of extraneous matter

≤ 0.1% of total mass

Ash

0.5% max.

Protein

7% min.

Aflatoxin total

4 ppb max.

Ochratoxin

5 ppb max.

Live insects

Nil

Dead insects

0 per kg. The product must be free of living and dead insects and/or its parts, stages and waste.

Microbiology

  • Salmonella
  • Yeast and moulds

 

  • Absent in 25g sample
  • Nil

Heavy metals

  • Lead
  • Cadmium
  • Arsenic (inorganic)

 

  • 0.2 ppm max.
  • 0.1 ppm max.
  • 0.2 ppm max.

Pesticides

  • Bentazone
  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Chlorpyrifos-methyl
  • Diflubenzuron
  • Diquat
  • Fipronil
  • Paraquat
  • Thiacloprid
  • Trifloxystrobin

 

  • 0.1 mg/kg max.
  • 0.5 mg/kg max.
  • 0.1 mg/kg max.
  • 0.01 mg/kg max.
  • 10 mg/kg max.
  • 0.01 mg/kg max.
  • 10 mg/kg max.
  • 0.02 mg/kg max.
  • 5 mg/kg max.

Fumigation

The product shall be fumigated prior dispatch in individual packing.

The product is to be fumigated inside the container upon loading

Production

The product shall be freshly milled & parboiled rice and not originate from stock

Crop year

New harvest

Origin

To be indicated

Brand

To be indicated

 

 

RICE, white, 35% broken, long grain, Atap non-parboiled

Rice origin

The product shall be IRRI6 or IR64, Thai grade B

Grain size

6 mm min.

Broken grains

35% max. (< 2/3 of total grain length)

Moisture

13% max.

Organoleptic

The product shall be fresh, clean and free from any abnormal flavour, odour or colour. It shall be free of any visible yeast and mould (fungus)

Chalky grains

2.5% max.

Red grains

2% max.

Spotted and stained grains

2.5% max.

Toxic seeds

Nil

Damaged, amber and yellow grains

0.2% max.

Paddy rice

0.01% max.

Foreign matter

0.01% max.

Tolerance of extraneous matter consisting of inedible mineral and vegetable substances, provided these are not toxic

0.01% max.

Edible extraneous grains or parts thereof

0.1% max.

Aflatoxin total

4 ppb max.

Ochratoxin

5 ppb max.

Live insects

Nil

Dead insects

Nil. The product must be free of living and dead insects and/or its parts, stages and waste

Microbiology

  • Salmonella

 

  • Absent

Heavy metals

  • Lead
  • Cadmium
  • Arsenic (inorganic)

 

  • 0.2 ppm max.
  • 0.1 ppm max.
  • 0.2 ppm max.

Pesticides

  • Bentazone
  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Chlorpyrifos-methyl
  • Diflubenzuron
  • Diquat
  • Fipronil
  • Paraquat
  • Thiacloprid
  • Trifloxystrobin

 

  • 0.1 mg/kg max.
  • 0.5 mg/kg max.
  • 0.1 mg/kg max.
  • 0.01 mg/kg max.
  • 10 mg/kg max.
  • 0.01 mg/kg max.
  • 10 mg/kg max.
  • 0.02 mg/kg max.
  • 5 mg/kg max.

Fumigation

The product shall be fumigated prior dispatch

Origin

To be indicated

 

 

Packing

Net weight 50kg per bag.

All bags must be clean, dry, undamaged and firmly sewn.

Recycled bags not allowed, nor recycled plastics for making bags.

Closing with double stitch at both ends of the bags.

Additional 2% of empty spare bags (outer bag only if multiple packaging), with same marking.

Test as per EN276 for PP bags or EN 766 for jute bags: Bags should resist without any damage one drop from 1.2 m high on the base, and 2 drops on each side from 1.6m high.

Different types of packaging are possible.  Choice of the right packaging depends on several factors, including the condition of transportation and handling.

a)                     New woven-polypropylene (PP) bag, weighing 120g/bag.

b)                     New woven-polypropylene (PP) bag, weighing 120g/bag, lined with the same 120g PP bag with the top edges of the bags sewn together.

c)                     New jute bag, weighing 370g/bag lined with woven-polypropylene bag, weighing 110g/bag, with the top edges of the bags sewn together.

d)                       New cotton bag, weighing 180g/bag, lined with woven-polypropylene bag, weighing 110g/bag, with the top edges of the bags sewn together.

e)                       New composite jute/polypropylene bag weighting 335g/bag.

e)                       New jute bag weighing 600g/bag, for grain only.

f)                       In some special cases for flour only: paper bag of 1kg net weight content.

 

Pallet load

Shrink wrapped pallet, without covering the top of the pallet to let it breathe. Can also be secured with straps, to be re-tensioned regularly as the flour will pack down during transport.

Shrink-wrap film must be removed at time of storing.

 

Fumigation

Commodities must have been fumigated maximum 30 days prior to departure date.

Fumigation products must come from licensed manufacturers and the supplier/retailer must be able to provide full certificate of analysis for the batch to be supplied.

 

Marking

Each bag to be marked with non-toxic ink, to remain readable after a minimum of 10 handlings.

- Name of the product

- Net weight in kg

- Crop year

 

Minimum documentation required for quality assurance from the supplier.

To be established by an official body:

-                       Certificate of inspection

-                       Certificate of origin, including crop year

-                       Health Certificate or Phytosanitary Certificate

-                       Weight and Quality Certificate

-                       Non-radioactivity Certificate

-                       Fumigation Certificate (when required)

-                       Certificate stating whether GMOs may be included in the product

Other documentation needs to be provided according to the purchase agreement.

Latest update: 14/05/2020

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