WAC 16-213-270

Cracked corn, corn screenings, and mixed grain screenings inspection procedures.

(1) The determination of cracked corn, yellow or white in cracked corn, corn screenings or mixed grain screenings shall be made on a representative portion of approximately thirty grams cut from the representative sample.
(a) In the case of cracked corn and corn screenings, the percentage of admixture shall be determined and recorded on the inspection certificate in whole and tenths of a percent to the nearest tenth of a percent.
(b) In the case of mixed grain screenings, the percentage of other foreign material shall be determined and recorded on the inspection certificate in whole and tenths of a percent to the nearest tenth of a percent.
(2) The determination for moisture shall be made on a representative portion of the sample of exactly two hundred fifty grams cut from the work sample. The percentage of moisture is determined by using the motomco moisture meter or other device that yields equivalent results. The percentage of moisture shall be recorded on the inspection certificate in whole and tenths of a percent to the nearest tenth of a percent.
(3) The determination of test weight per bushel shall be made on a representative portion of the sample ranging in size from one and one-eighth to one and one-fourth quarts. The test weight per bushel shall be recorded on the inspection certificate in whole and half pounds. A fraction of a half pound shall be disregarded.
(4) The examination of shiplots and combined lots of cracked corn, corn screenings and mixed grain screenings.
(a) When examining a shiplot or combined lot of cracked corn, corn screenings or mixed grain screenings, an individual sublot sample may exceed the limit for admixture in cracked corn and corn screenings and the limit of other foreign material in mixed grain screenings by up to two percent provided that:
(i) The weighted or mathematical average for the lot as a whole is within the prescribed limits of the applicable definition; and
(ii) The preponderance of the lot by weight meets the applicable definition.
(b) The certificate for a lot must show the following:
(i) The term cracked corn, corn screenings or mixed grain screenings.
(ii) The approximate weight of the lot.
(iii) In the case of cracked corn or corn screenings, the percentage of admixture.
(iv) In the case of mixed grain screenings, the percentage of other foreign material.
(v) The presence of sour, musty, or commercially objectionable foreign odors, an unknown foreign substance, live weevils or other live insects injurious to stored grain, glass, rodent pellets or the presence of other factors likely to adversely affect the quality of the cracked corn, corn screenings, or mixed grain screenings shall be noted in remarks on the certificate.
(c) At the request of the applicant, the certificate for a lot may show the following:
(i) In the case of cracked corn, the terms yellow or white.
(ii) The percentage of moisture.
(iii) The test weight per bushel.
(iv) In remarks, "We certify that cracked corn (or corn screenings) is not residue or waste from food industries. It is corn cracked during transportation or handling."
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 22.09 RCW. WSR 00-08-041, § 16-213-270, filed 3/30/00, effective 4/30/00; WSR 87-08-030 (Order 1919), § 16-213-270, filed 3/26/87.]