- How would a sample containing 39% paddy kernels and 61% milled rice be classified?
ANSWER. Since this mixture does not meet the definition for rough, brown, or milled rice, it would be considered Not Standardized rice.
- What is the basis of determination for a rice contract that stipulates “zero heat and zero stained?”
ANSWER. Any request for “zero heat and zero stain” is reported on a count based on a 500 gram analytical portion. There are no tolerances under the round-lot plan for “zero heat and zero stained.” The U.S. Standards for Milled Rice and the U.S. Standards for Rough Rice require the certification of stain damage as a percentage. When applying a grade, rice kernels which meet VRI R-2.1 Damage by Heat (Stain) are considered damage and determined on a portion of not less than 25 grams. If the 25 gram portion is cut from the 500 gram portion for any heat, paddy, or seeds should be removed and based on a count basis. If the 25 gram portion is cut from the 500 gram portion damaged by heat (stain) would function as a percent for the 25 grams and a count for the 500 grams.