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Rice inspection

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Rice 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 rice export/import operations is issued and received.

CISS GROUP provides rice 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 peculiarity of rice inspection is that rice is very cracked. The high starch content makes the rice endosperm very fragile. The uneven distribution of moisture in the endosperm also contributes to the formation of cracks. Fracturing affects the quality of rice processing and its seed qualities. Another feature of rice is its ability to turn yellow. To avoid this, the rice grain is stored in a dry state, with humidity below critical (11-14%). This mode ensures good grain preservation. The lack of free water makes it impossible for microorganisms, pests, insects and mites to develop, and most importantly, with this humidity, the physiological processes in the grain proceed extremely slowly and practically have no effect on the change in grain quality.

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

The main stages of rice inspection:

Stages of rice inspection photo

Incoming/outgoing rice inspection.

It is carried out during delivery of rice 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 rice 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 rice.

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

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

We check the quality of rice exclusively in GAFTA accredited laboratories in accordance with the requirements of existing international standards. The standard indicators of rice quality determined include: humidity, the content of weed admixture, the content of grain admixture, the content of grains with yellowed endosperm, glutinous (glutinous), attributed to the main grain, the content of red grains, pest infestation, the content of small grains and coarseness, the presence of sprouted grains. Specific indicators of rice quality include vitreousness, filminess, fracturing, surface condition and typical grain composition.

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

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


Based on the results of the rice 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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