Cow Peas Specification

S/N Characteristics Maximum limits Method of test
Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
i) Foreign matter, % m/m 0.2 0.6 1.0  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISO 605

ii) Inorganic matter, % m/m 0.1 0.5 0.75
iii) Broken/split grains, % m/m 1 2 3
iv) Pest damaged grains, % m/m 2 3 6
v) Rotten and diseased grains, % m/m  

0.5

 

0.5

 

1

vi) Discoloured grains, % m/m 1 1 3
vii) Immature/shrivelled grains, % m/m  

1

 

2

 

3

viii) Filth, % m/m 0.1
ix) Total defective grains, % m/m 2 4 5
x) Moisture, % m/m 14 ISO 24557
xi) Total                               Aflatoxin

(AFB1+AFB2+AFG1            +AFG2),

ppb

10  

 

ISO 16050

xii) Aflatoxin B1, ppb 5
xiii) Fumonisin ppm 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