Rapeseed 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 rapeseed export/import operations is issued and received.
CISS GROUP provides rapeseed inspection services to large agribusinesses and international trading companies in intermediate storage warehouses, elevators, factories or ports around the world.
The distinctiveness of rapeseed inspection is that this crop contains up to 50% oil in the seeds. Since the oil content is high, the seeds can absorb only a small amount of water, which means that even a small increase in moisture content can quickly lead to self-heating and damage to the seeds. Rapeseedseed stored in high humidity and / or rapeseeds with high oil content are at risk of spontaneous combustion. The processes of spoilage and mold growing in rapeseed seeds occur so quickly that the harvested crop can be lost in a few hours.
FOSFA-accredited inspectors and laboratory technicians from CISS GROUP carry out rapeseed inspection at any point of the supply chain.
The main stages of rapeseed inspection:
Incoming/outgoing rapeseed inspection.
It is carried out during delivery of rapeseed 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 rapeseed 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 rapeseed.
This is a visual inspection of containers and empty holds for their cleanliness and suitability for rapeseed 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 rapeseed.
During loading, the inspector controls the loading of rapeseed, confirms the gross / net weight during re-weighing; in the case of loading rapeseed 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 FOSFA 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 rapeseed quality.
We check the quality of rapeseed exclusively in FOSFA accredited laboratories in accordance with the requirements of agreed per contract local and international standards. Usually for determination of rapeseed quality the following standard parameters are used: color, odor, oil content, mass fraction of erucic acid, glucosinolates, the presence of weeds and oily impurities. Controlling the temperature of the cargo is important. The product must be tested for pest infestation and the presence of mold.
In addition to basic analyzes, laboratory tests are carried out for the presence of pesticides, mycotoxins, GMO, dioxins, heavy metals and radioactive elements in rapeseed.
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 rapeseed inspection, CISS GROUP provides a detailed photo report of all stages of control and inspection.
Based on the results of the rapeseed 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.Send request