Rice, GAFTA Analyst

Rice - GAFTA Analysts and GAFTA Superintendents

ANALYTICAL SERVICES

Well established in the analysis and inspection of rice shipments, Alex Stewart Agriculture offers the complete service portfolio, including pre-shipment inspection, supervision of loading and discharge, sampling, weight control and tallying to analysis in our GAFTA approved laboratories.

Alex Stewart Agriculture has established a leading position in the provision of physical examination and analytical tests for rice cargoes. Our laboratories in China, India, Malaysia, Norway, Peru, Thailand and the UK are equipped with the latest instrumentation, from precision balances to gas chromatographs and polarimeters.

  • Mositure
  • Average length of grain
  • Broken grain, chalky grain
  • Yellow / damaged
  • discoloured grain
  • Foreign matter
  • Milling quality
  • Moisture and test weight
  • Protein
  • Starch
  • Specific weight
  • Infestation

INSPECTION SERVICES

Inspection services range from pre-shipment inspection, supervision of loading and discharge, sampling, weight control and tallying to analysis in our GAFTA approved laboratories. GAFTA 124 sampling rules are strictly adhered to for all rice inspections, unless there is a specific sampling directive from our principals.

Warehouse inspections would verify that storage areas are free from infestation and foul odour. Inspection of bagged rice cargoes include marking verification, packing inspection, examining strength of bags and random check weighing.

Tapioca is also inspected and analyzed by Alex Stewart Agriculture. Normal scope for tapioca analytical tests include oil, protein, fibre, starch, moisture, sand and/or silica.