130 Cereals - Sampling of Milled Products

Methods Type: Generic Methods
Key data
Number: 130
Analyte: Sampling of Milled Products
Matrix: Cereals
Year of Approval: 1980
Scope: This standard specifies general conditions relating to sampling for the assessment of the quality and condition of milled products from cereals in powder, particulate or agglomerated form and milling byproducts.

This standard does not apply to whole unprocessed cereal grains, to seed grains or to partially milled cereals which retain the form of the original material1). Starches and oils obtained from cereals or pulses are also excluded from the scope of this Standard.

1) For the sampling of cereals as grain, see ICC No. 101/1, Cereals Sampling (as grain). This method is also suitable for the partially milled cereals mentioned.


Terms used in this standard have the following definitions:

  • Consignment: The quantity of product despatched or received at one time and covered by a particular contract or shipping document.
  • Lot: A stated portion of the consignment assumed to be of uniform characteristics which will allow the quality and condition to be assessed.
  • Primary sample: A small quantity of product taken from a single position in the lot. A series of primary samples is drawn from different parts of the lot which when bulked will be representative of the lot.
  • Bulk sample: The quantity of product formed by combining and mixing the primary samples drawn from any one particular lot.
  • Final lot sample: A sample representing the quality and condition of the lot, obtained by reduction of the bulk sample and intended for analysis or other examination.
  • Laboratory sample: A small quantity obtained by careful sub-division of the final lot-sample on which analyses will be performed by processes which are described in the relevant methods of analysis.


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