last updated : 2019/03/06
Code Description Ind. price Ship. weight Ship. vol.
PEAS, chick peas, 1kg on request 1kg 1,15L Add
PEAS, split, 1kg CH 0,84 1kg 1,15L Add
PEAS, whole, green, 1kg on request 1kg 1,15L Add
PEAS, whole, yellow, 1kg on request 1kg 1,15L Add

General information

Dried peas, whole grains or split, yellow or green.

Specifications vary with national regulations.  Here below, we give our most commonly used specifications.

Refer to HQ when offered specifications different from our standard specifications.  It will need to be approved by a food specialist.

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

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


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 fit for human consumption and be of sound, fair and marketable quality.

-                       The Cartagena Protocol (Biosafety Protocol, additional to the Convention of Biodiversity) requires that exporters/producers indicate whether the food items may contain GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) or not.

-                       If supplied in grains, the product must not contain GMO’s.




14% max.

Extraneous matter

0.1% max.

Broken splits

10% max. (pea fragments passing through a sieve with circular mesh 5mm in diametre)

Peas of different colour

Max. 1.5% in yellow peas, max. 15% in green peas.

Heated grains

0.05% max.


Absent on 25g sample

Aflatoxin total

4 microgram/kg max..


5 microgram/kg max.

Time of cooking

45 minutes max. without pre-soaking

Discoloured seeds

1.5% max.

Weeviled / Holed Grains

1% max..

Live insects

Free from containing live insects.

Dead Insects

Maximum 2 per kg..




14% max.



Foreign matter

0.1% max.

Chickpeas size

From 7mm to 9mm

Undersized grains

20% maximum in size 8 - 16% maximum in size 9

Total defect

7% maximum

Including different colour or discoloured:

5% max.

Broken splits

1% max. (smaller than 70% of average size).

Shrivelled grains

1% max.

Weeviled / Holed Grains

1% max.


Absent on 25g sample.


4 microgram/kg max.


5 microgram/kg max.

Time of cooking

45 minutes max. without pre-soaking.

Live insects

Free from live insects

Dead Insects

Maximum 2 per kg.



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 a double stitch at both ends of the bags.

Additional 2% 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 to 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 (see also EN1086 standard – Sacks for the transport of food aid). 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.


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 sacks will pack down during transport.

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



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



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

Name of the product must be "PEAS, exact type".

Net weight in kg.


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 absence of GMOs

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

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