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Barley inspection

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Barley inspection is a process of quality control of goods at different stages of logistic chain, which minimizes major trade risks related to the likelihood of cargo delivered or received not according to agreed specification, not being supplied in agreed quantity or incomplete set of accompanying documents agreed between parties for barley export/import operations is issued and received.

CISS GROUP provides barley inspection services to large agribusinesses and international trading companies in intermediate storage warehouses, elevators, factories or ports around the world.

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The distinctiveness of barley inspection is due to various purpose of barley. Because of this different requirements are imposed on it, provided for by one of 4 standards: food and feed barley, barley for brewing, cereal barley and barley for processing into malt in alcohol production. The division into types in the standards for barley is not clearly defined. In food and fodder barley, basic and restrictive conditions have been established in terms of moisture, weed and grain impurities. The composition of grain impurities includes very underdeveloped - puny grains of barley, moldy, broken, corroded, grain affected by smut and ergot and spoiled barley. In all barley standards, grain impurities also include other grains such as wheat, rye, oats and sunflower as well as non-organic impurities as small stones, ore particles and pebbles.

GAFTA-accredited inspectors and laboratory technicians from CISS GROUP carry out barley inspection at any point of the supply chain.

The main stages of barley inspection:

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Incoming/outgoing barley inspection.

It is carried out during delivery of barley to silos or to a port, or at releasing it from factory/silo warehouses. The CISS GROUP inspector will visually assess the condition of the premises for the suitability for cargo storage; will check the cargo itself so that it is dry, not mixed with other cargo, not damp or wet, free from pests, foreign matter, weeds, mold or foreign odors. If barley is delivered in bags, the inspector will inspect them for traces of soaking, and if agreed, will perform the selected bag opening for sampling purpose and further visual check of cargo quality.

Acceptance of cleanliness containers / holds of vessels before loading barley.

This is a visual inspection of containers and empty holds for their cleanliness and suitability for barley transportation. The inspector carefully examines their internal surfaces, checks the integrity and condition of locks, hinges and other fasteners on the container doors, rubber seals for container doors and hold covers.

Visual control of the loading process and sampling of barley.

During loading, the inspector controls the loading of barley, confirms the gross / net weight during re-weighing; in the case of loading barley into the holds - the initial, intermediate and final check of the weight of the loaded cargo by the draft survey method, controls the fumigation process; conducts a visual assessment of the quality of the cargo, takes samples in accordance with GAFTA sampling rules, forms composite samples. At the end of the loading, the inspector will seal the loaded containers or holds. He enters all the data into reports to which the client gets direct access. Note that the CISS GROUP loading inspection and sampling can be carried out around the clock on 24/7 basis.

Laboratory analyzes of barley quality.

We check the quality of barley exclusively in GAFTA accredited laboratories in accordance with the requirements of agreed per contract local or international standards. Evaluation of the quality of barley is carried out on the basis of basic indicators such as grain condition, color, smell, temperature and analytical ones such as moisture, germination ability, size, content of small grains and impurities. To assess the technological qualities of barley, the following indicators are used: full-scale grain weight, 1000 grain weight, germination ability, water sensitivity, mealy, extract, protein content and hulliness.

In addition to basic analyzes, laboratory tests are carried out for the presence of pesticides, mycotoxins, GMO, dioxins, heavy metals and radioactive elements in barley.

At the request of the client, during the loading process we also carry out express analyzes for each pre determined lot.

Photo and video report.

The inspector records each stage of the inspection with photos and videos. All such data contain the date and time of recorded stage of inspection. At the end of the barley inspection, CISS GROUP provides a detailed photo report of all stages of control and inspection.


Based on the results of the barley inspection the final certificate or reports are issued. The client can check the authenticity of the documents using a unique QR code, which is the "key" to the CISS GROUP website, where pdf versions of certificates are stored. Our certificates are protected with a digital cryptographic signature, which also guarantees their reliability and security.

Digitally signed certificates are often required by banks to verify the integrity of trading process when financing trade operations in the form of a letter of credit.

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