Dry Beans Specification

S/N Characteristics Maximum limits Method of test
Grade1 Grade2 Grade3
i) Foreign matter, %m/m 0.5 0.75 1  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISO605

ii) Inorganic matter, %m/m 0.1 0.2 0.3
iii) Other edible grains, %m/m 0.1 0.2 0.5
iv) Pest damaged grains, %m/m 1 2 3
v) Heat damaged grains, %m/m 0.1 0.2 0.5
vi) Contrasting varieties%m/m 0.5 1 1.5
vii) Broken/split %m/m 1 2 3
viii) Discoloured%m/m 1
ix) Total defectives grains, %m/m 2 3.5 5.5
x) Filth, %m/m 0.1
xi) Moisture, %m/m 14 ISO24557
xii) Total aflatoxin (AFB1+AFB2+AFG1 +AFG2)), ppb 10  

ISO16050

xiii) Aflatoxin B1,ppb 5
xiv) Fumonisinppm 2 AOAC 2001.04
NOTE          The parameter,Total defective grains is not the sum total of the individual defects. It is limited to 70%of the sum total of individual defects.

Source EAC Standards subject for review