17301

Date: 2016-05-01

ISO/CD 17301-1(E)

ISO/TC 34/SC 4/WG 3

Secretariat: XXXX

Cereals and pulses — Specifications and test methods —
Part 1: Rice
Céréales et légumineuses — Spécification et méthodes d’essai —
Partie 1: Riz

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This document was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 34, Food products, Subcommittee SC 4, Cereals and pulses.

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO 17301-1:2009), which has been technically revised.

The main changes compared to the previous edition are:

• updated normative references;

• deletion of 4.3.

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# Introduction

This document was developed in response to worldwide demand for minimum specifications for rice traded internationally, since most commercial bulks of grain, which have not been screened or aspirated, contain a proportion of other grains, weed seeds, chaff, straw, stones, sand, etc. The vegetable materials can have physical and biological properties which differ from those of the main constituent and can therefore affect the storage behaviour.

Rice is a permanent host to a considerable microflora; most of these microorganisms are cosmopolitan, the majority are innocuous, but some produce harmful by-products. Microflora communities present on freshly harvested rice include many types of bacteria, moulds and yeasts. While the rice is ripening and its moisture content is falling, the number of field microorganisms, mainly bacteria, diminishes. When the rice is harvested, it is invaded by storage microorganisms and the field microflora gradually dies out. If the mass fraction of moisture (formerly expressed as moisture content) is less than 18 %, the microflora does not multiply, whereas above 18 % it does so rapidly. Thus, at harvest, the qualitative and the quantitative composition of the microflora depends more upon ecological factors than upon the variety of the rice. During transport and storage, additions to the microfloral population occur. Microorganisms on the rice at harvest tend to die out during storage and are replaced by microorganisms adapted to storage conditions.

Storage losses have been estimated as being an average of 5 %, and as much as 30 %, especially in countries with climates favourable to the rapid development of agents of deterioration and where storage techniques are poorly developed, such as developing countries in the damp tropics. The magnitude of these figures highlights the need to promote throughout the world a rapid improvement in techniques of conservation.

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Cereals and pulses — Specifications and test methods — Part 1: Rice

# 1  Scope

This document specifies minimum requirements and test methods for rice (Oryza sativa L.).

It is applicable to husked rice, husked parboiled rice, milled rice and milled parboiled rice, suitable for human consumption, directly or after reconditioning.

It is not applicable to cooked rice products.

# 2  Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 712:2009, Cereals and cereal products – Determination of moisture content – Reference method

ISO 6646:2011, Rice – Determination of the potential milling yield from paddy and from husked rice

ISO 8351-1:1994, Packaging – Method of specification for sacks – Part 1: Paper sacks

ISO 8351-2, Packaging – Method of specification for sacks – Part 2: Sacks made from thermoplastic flexible film

ISO 16634:—1), Cereals, pulses, milled cereal products, oilseeds and animal feeding stuffs — Determination of the total nitrogen content by combustion according to the Dumas principle and calculation of the crude protein content

ISO 20483:2013, Cereals and pulses – Determination of the nitrogen content and calculation of the crude protein content – Kjeldahl method

ISO 24333:2009, Cereals and cereal products – Sampling

# 3  Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

## 3.1

rough rice

rice retaining its husk after threshing

[SOURCE: ISO 7301:2011, 3.1]

## 3.2

husked rice

DEPRECATED: cargo rice

paddy (3.1) from which the husk only has been removed

[SOURCE: ISO 7301:2011, 3.2, modified — The term “cargo rice” is shown as deprecated, and Note 1 to entry is not included here]

## 3.3

milled rice

white rice

husked rice (3.2) from which almost all of the bran and embryo have been removed by milling

[SOURCE: ISO 7301:2011, 3.3]

## 3.4

parboiled rice

rice whose starch has been fully gelatinized by soaking paddy (3.1) rice or husked rice (3.2) in water followed by a heat treatment and a drying process

## 3.5

waxy rice

variety of rice whose kernels have a white and opaque appearance

Note 1 to entry: The starch of waxy rice consists almost entirely of amylopectin. The kernels have a tendency to stick together after cooking.

## 3.6

extraneous matter

EM

<rice> organic and inorganic components other than whole or broken kernels

EXAMPLE  Foreign seeds, husks, bran, sand, dust.

## 3.7

HDK

heat-damaged kernel

kernel, whole or broken, which has changed its normal colour as a result of heating

Note 1 to entry: This category includes whole or broken kernels that are yellow due to alteration. Parboiled rice in a batch of non-parboiled rice is also included in this category.

## 3.8

damaged kernel

kernel, whole or broken, showing obvious deterioration due to moisture, pests, disease or other causes, but excluding HDK (3.7)

## 3.9

immature kernel

unripe kernel

kernel, whole or broken, which is unripe and/or underdeveloped

## 3.10

husked rice yield

amount of husked rice obtained from paddy

[SOURCE: ISO 6646:2011, 3.1]

## 3.11

nitrogen content

quantity of nitrogen determined after application of the procedure described

Note 1 to entry: It is expressed as a mass fraction of dry product, as a percentage.

[SOURCE: ISO 20483:2013, 3.1]

## 3.12

crude protein content

quantity of crude protein obtained from the nitrogen content as determined by applying the specified method, calculated by multiplying this content by an appropriate factor depending on the type of cereal or pulse

Note 1 to entry: It is expressed as a mass fraction of dry product, as a percentage.

[SOURCE: ISO 20483:2013, 3.1]

## 3.13

gelatinization

hydration process conferring the jelly-like state typical of the coagulated colloids, which are named gels, on kernels

Note 1 to entry: See Figure C.1.

[SOURCE: ISO 14864:1998, 3.1]

## 3.14

gel state

condition reached as a consequence of gelatinization (3.13), when the kernel is fully transparent and absolutely free from whitish and opaque granules after being pressed between two glass sheets

[SOURCE: ISO 14864:1998, 3.1]

## 3.15

gelatinization time

${t}_{90}$

time necessary for 90 % of the kernels to pass from their natural state to the gel state (3.14)

[SOURCE: ISO 14864:1998, 3.1]

# 4  Specifications

## 4.1  General, organoleptic and health characteristics

Kernels of rice, whether parboiled, husked or milled, and whether whole or broken, shall be sound, clean and free from foreign odours or odour which indicates deterioration.

The levels of additives and pesticide residues and other contaminants shall not exceed the maximum limits permitted in the country of destination.

The presence of living insects which are visible to the naked eye is not permitted. This should be determined before separating the bulk sample into test samples.

## 4.2  Physical and chemical characteristics

4.2.1  The mass fraction of moisture, determined in accordance with ISO 712:2009, using an oven complying with the requirements of IEC 61010-2:1998, shall not be greater than 15 %.2)

The mass fraction of extraneous matter and defective kernels in husked and milled rice, whether or not parboiled, determined in accordance with Annex A, shall not be greater than the values specified in Table 1.

NOTE  Lower mass fractions of moisture are sometimes needed for certain destinations depending on the climate, duration of transport and storage. For further details, see ISO 6322-1, ISO 6322-2 and ISO 6322-3.

4.2.2  The defect tolerance for the categories considered, and determined in accordance with the method given in Annex A, shall not exceed the limits given in Table 1.

Table 1 — Maximum permissible mass fraction of defects

DefectMaximum permissible mass fraction of defects in husked rice
${w}_{\mathrm{max}}$
%
in husked ricein milled rice (non-glutinous)in husked parboiled ricein milled parboiled rice
Extraneous matter: organica)1,00,51,00,5
Extraneous matter: inorganicb)0,50,50,50,5
Husked rice, non-parboiledNot applicable1,01,01,0
Milled rice, non-parboiled1,0Not applicable1,01,0
Husked rice, parboiled1,01,0Not applicable1,0
Milled rice, parboiled1,01,01,0Not applicable
Chips0,10,10,10,1
HDK2,0c)2,02,0c)2,0
Damaged kernels4,03,04,03,0
Immature and/or malformed kernels8,02,08,02,0
Chalky kernels5,0c)5,0Not applicableNot applicable
Red kernels and red-streaked kernels12,012,012,0c)12,0
Partly gelatinized kernelsNot applicableNot applicable11,0c)11,0
PecksNot applicableNot applicable4,02,0
Waxy rice1,0c)1,01,0c)1,0

Live insects shall not be present. Dead insects shall be included in extraneous matter.

NOTE 1  This table is based on ISO 7301:2011, Table 1.

NOTE 2  Some commercial contracts require information in addition to that provided in this table.

NOTE 3  Only full red husked (cargo) rice is considered in this table.

a)  Organic extraneous matter includes foreign seeds, husks, bran, parts of straw, etc.

b)  Inorganic extraneous matter includes stones, sand, dust, etc.

c)  The maximum permissible mass fraction of defects shall be determined with respect to the mass fraction obtained after milling.

# 5  Sampling

Sampling shall be carried out in accordance with ISO 24333:2009, Clause 5

# 6  Test methods

## 6.1  Moisture content

Determine the mass fraction of moisture in accordance with the method specified in ISO 712:2009.

## 6.2  Waxy rice content

Determine the mass fraction of waxy rice. Annex B gives an example of a suitable method.

## 6.3  Nitrogen content and crude protein content

Determine the nitrogen content and crude protein content in accordance with either ISO 16634:--, Clause 9, or ISO 20483:2013. For details on the determination of protein content using the Kjeldahl method, see Reference [10] in the Bibliography. For details concerning the use of the Dumas method, see References [15] and [16].

Calculate the crude protein content of the dry product by multiplying the value of the nitrogen content by the conversion factor specified in ISO 20483:2013, Annex C and Table C.1, that is adapted to the type of cereals or pulses [11][12] and to their use.

## 6.4  Gelatinization time

Determine the gelatinization time, ${t}_{90}$, for rice kernels during cooking. An example of a typical curve is given in Figure C.1. Three typical stages of gelatinization are shown in Figure C.2.

Report the results as specified in Clause 7.

## 6.5  Husked rice yield

### 6.5.1  Determination

CAUTION

Only use paddy or parboiled rice for the determination of husked rice yield.

Determine the husked rice yield in accordance with ISO 6646:2011.

### 6.5.2  Precision

#### 6.5.2.1  Interlaboratory test

The results of an interlaboratory test are given in Annex D for information

#### 6.5.2.2  Repeatability

The absolute difference between two independent single test results, obtained using the same method on identical test material in the same laboratory by the same operator using the same equipment within a short interval of time, shall not exceed the arithmetic mean of the values for $r$ obtained from the interlaboratory study for husked rice in more than 5 % of cases:

$r=1%$  (1)

where

$r$

is the repeatability limit.

#### 6.5.2.3  Reproducibility

The absolute difference between two single test results, obtained using the same method on identical test material in different laboratories by different operators using different equipment, shall not exceed the arithmetic mean of the values for $R$ obtained from the interlaboratory study in more than 5 % of cases:

$R=3%$  (2)

where

$R$

is the reproducibility limit.

# 7  Test report

For each test method, the test report shall specify the following:

1. all information necessary for the complete identification of the sample;

2. a reference to this document (i.e. ISO 17301-1);

3. the sampling method used;

4. the test method used;

5. the test result(s) obtained or, if the repeatability has been checked, the final quoted result obtained;

6. all operating details not specified in this document, or regarded as optional, together with details of any incidents which may have influenced the test result(s);

7. any unusual features (anomalies) observed during the test;

8. the date of the test.

# 8  Packaging

The packaging shall not transmit any odour or flavour to the product and shall not contain substances which may damage the product or constitute a health risk.

If bags are used, they shall comply with the requirements of ISO 8351-1:1994, Clause 9, or ISO 8351-2, as appropriate.

# 9  Marking

The packages shall be marked or labelled as required by the country of destination.

# Annex A(normative)Determination of defects

## A.1  Principle

Extraneous matter, broken kernels, damaged kernels and other kinds of rice are separated manually according to the following types: husked rice, milled rice, husked parboiled rice and milled parboiled rice. Each type is then weighed.

## A.2  Apparatus

The usual laboratory apparatus and, in particular, the following.

A.2.1  Sample divider,consisting of a conical sample divider or multiple-slot sample divider with a distribution system, e.g. “Split-it-right” sample divider, such as that shown in Figure A.1.

A.2.2  Sieve,with round perforations of diameter 1,4 mm.

A.2.3  Tweezers.

A.2.4  Scalpel.

A.2.5  Paintbrush.

A.2.6  Steel bowls,of diameter 100 mm ± 5 mm; seven per test sample.

A.2.7  Balance,which can be read to the nearest 0,01 g.

See Clause 5.

## A.4  Procedure

### A.4.1  Preparation of test sample

Carefully mix the laboratory sample to make it as uniform as possible, then proceed to reduce it, using a divider (A.2.1), until a quantity of about 30 g is obtained.

All parts of kernels which get stuck in the perforations of a sieve should be considered to be retained by the sieve.

## A.5  Determination

Weigh, to the nearest 0,1 g, one of the test samples obtained in accordance with A.4.1 and separate the different defects into the bowls (A.2.6). When a kernel has several defects, classify it in the defect category for which the maximum permissible value is the lowest (see Table 1).

Weigh, to the nearest 0,01 g, the fractions so obtained.

## A.6  Calculation

Express the mass fraction of each defect using Formula (A.1):

$w=\frac{{m}_{D}}{{m}_{s}}$  (A.1)

where

$w$

is the mass fraction of grains with a particular defect in the test sample;

${m}_{D}$

is the mass, in grams, of grains with that defect;

${m}_{S}$

is the mass, in grams, of the test sample.

## A.7  Test report

Report the results as specified in Clause 7.

# Annex B(informative)Determination of the waxy rice content of parboiled rice

## B.1  Principle

Waxy rice kernels have a reddish brown colour when stained in an iodine solution, while non-waxy rice kernels show a dark blue colour.

## B.2  Apparatus

The usual laboratory apparatus and, in particular, the following.

B.2.1  Balance,capable of weighing to the nearest 0,01 g.

B.2.2  Glass beaker,of capacity 250 ml.

B.2.3  Small white colour bowls,or any white colour container of a suitable size.

B.2.4  Wire sieve,with long rounded apertures of (1 mm $\begin{array}{c}+0.02\\ 0\end{array}$ mm) × (20 mm $\begin{array}{c}+2\\ -1\end{array}$ mm).

B.2.5  Stirrer rod.

B.2.6  Tweezers or forceps.

B.2.7  Tissue paper.

## B.3  Reagents

WARNING

Direct contact of iodine with skin can cause lesions so care should be taken in handling iodine. Iodine vapour is very irritating to eyes and mucous membranes.

B.3.1  Deionized water,Grade 3 quality as specified in ISO 3696:1987.

B.3.2  Iodine stock solution,containing a mass fraction of 4,1 % iodine and 6,3 % potassium iodide in deionized water such as Lugols.3)

B.3.3  Iodine working solution,obtained by diluting the stock solution (B.3.2) two times (by volume) with deionized water (B.3.1).

Prepare fresh daily.

## B.4  Sampling

Sampling shall be carried out in accordance with Clause 5.

## B.5  Determination

B.5.1  Weigh a portion of about 100 g of milled rice and put it into a glass beaker (B.2.2).

B.5.2  Add enough iodine working solution (B.3.3) to soak the kernels, and stir (B.2.5) until all the kernels are submerged under the solution. Let the kernels soak in the solution for 30 s.

B.5.3  Pour the rice and solution into a wire sieve (B.2.4), and shake the basket slightly in order to drain out the solution. Then place the wire sieve on a piece of tissue paper (B.2.7) to absorb the excess liquid.

B.5.4  Pour the stained kernels into a bowl (B.2.3). Using tweezers or forceps (B.2.6), separate the reddish brown kernels of waxy rice from the dark blue kernels of non-waxy rice.

B.5.5  Weigh the waxy rice portion (${m}_{1}$) and the non-waxy rice portion (${m}_{2}$) to the nearest 0,1 g.

## B.6  Calculation

Calculate the mass fraction, expressed as a percentage, of the waxy rice, ${w}_{wax}$, using Formula (B.1):

${w}_{wax}=\frac{{m}_{1}}{{m}_{1}+{m}_{2}}×100$  (B.1)

where

${m}_{1}$

is the mass, expressed in grams, of the waxy rice portion;

${m}_{2}$

is the mass, expressed in grams, of the non-waxy rice portion.

## B.7  Test report

Report the results as specified in Clause 7, giving the results calculated using B.6, Formula (B.1).

# Annex C(informative)Gelatinization

Figure C.1 gives an example of a typical gelatinization curve. Figure C.2 shows the three stages of gelatinization.

Figure C.2 — Stages of gelatinization

# Annex D(informative)Results of interlaboratory test for husked rice yields

An interlaboratory test [14] was carried out by the ENR [Rice Research Centre (Italy)] in accordance with ISO 5725-1 and ISO 5725-2, with the participation of 15 laboratories. Each laboratory carried out three determinations on four different types of kernel. The statistical results are shown in Table D.1.

Table D.1 — Repeatability and reproducibility of husked rice yield

Description Rice sample
Arborio Dragoa) Balilla Thaibonnet
Number of laboratories retained after eliminating outliers 13 11 13 13
Mean value, g/100 g 81,2 82,0 81,8 77,7
Standard deviation of repeatability, ${s}_{r}$, g/100 g 0,41 0,15 0,31 0,53
Coefficient of variation of repeatability, % 0,5 0,2 0,4 0,7
Repeatability limit, $r$ (= 2,83 ${s}_{r}$) 1,16 0,42 0,88 1,50
Standard deviation of reproducibility, ${s}_{R}$, g/100 g 1,02 0,20 0,80 2,14
Coefficient of variation of reproducibility, % 1,3 0,2 1,0 2,7
Reproducibility limit, $R$ (= 2,83 ${s}_{R}$) 2,89 0,57 2,26 6,06

a)  Parboiled rice.

# Annex E(informative)Extraneous information

This appendix is not in the original Rice model document, and is inserted to illustrate elements absent from that document: block quotes, source code, and examples.

This International Standard gives the minimum specifications for rice (Oryza sativa L.) which is subject to international trade. It is applicable to the following types: husked rice and milled rice, parboiled or not, intended for direct human consumption. It is neither applicable to other products derived from rice, nor to waxy rice (glutinous rice).

— ISO, ISO 7301:2011, Clause 1

## Appendix 1  Sample code

EXAMPLE — Sample Code

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# Bibliography

[1]  ISO 3696:1987, Water for analytical laboratory use – Specification and test methods

[2]  ISO 5725-1, Accuracy (trueness and precision) of measurement methods and results – Part 1: General principles and definitions

[3]  ISO 5725-2, Accuracy (trueness and precision) of measurement methods and results – Part 2: Basic method for the determination of repeatability and reproducibility of a standard measurement method

[4]  ISO 6322-1, Storage of cereals and pulses – Part 1: General recommendations for the keeping of cereals

[5]  ISO 6322-2, Storage of cereals and pulses – Part 2: Practical recommendations

[6]  ISO 6322-3, Storage of cereals and pulses – Part 3: Control of attack by pests

[7]  ISO 7301:2011, Rice – Specification

[8]  ISO 14864:1998, Rice – Evaluation of gelatinization time of kernels during cooking

[9]  IEC 61010-2:1998, Safety requirements for electric equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use — Part 2: Particular requirements for laboratory equipment for the heating of material

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