Pigeon Peas Specification

S/N Characteristics Maximum limits Method of test
Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3
i) Foreign matter, % m/m 0.5 1 2  

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISO 605

ii) Inorganic matter, % m/m 0.1 0.5 0.7
iii) Broken/split grains, % m/m 2 3 4
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 3 5 8
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