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Wheat 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 wheat export/import operations is issued and received.

CISS GROUP provides wheat 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 wheat inspection is that the its crop may differs in many respects. The grains can have different starch and protein content. Various wheat parameters are used to determine its grade. The first 3 (three) classes are used for food «group A» and the next two specifically for pasta. There is also a «group B» used to class non-food wheat as well as the class sixth used for classifying wheat for feeding livestock (forage wheat) only. The classification of wheat quality varies slightly from country to country. There are no universally recognized standards.

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

The main stages of wheat inspection:

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Incoming/outgoing wheat inspection.

It is carried out during delivery of wheat 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 wheat 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 wheat.

This is a visual inspection of containers and empty holds for their cleanliness and suitability for wheat 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 wheat.

During loading, the inspector controls the loading of wheat, confirms the gross / net weight during re-weighing; in the case of loading wheat 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 wheat quality.

We check the quality of wheat exclusively in GAFTA accredited laboratories in accordance with the requirements of agreed per contract international standards. Usually for determination of wheat quality the following standard parameters are used: color, smell, protein content, falling number, natural weight, presence of impurities and germinated to other grains. Specific indicators of wheat quality may include vitreousness, quality and quantity of gluten.

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

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 wheat inspection, CISS GROUP provides a detailed photo report of all stages of control and inspection.


Based on the results of the wheat 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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