An outbound river barge is loaded with rice at the Riceland Food facility in West Memphis, AR on Sept. 1, 1996. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) offers inspection services for rice upon request on a fee basis for both domestic and export shipments. Rice inspection services are divided into two basic types: inspection for grade or factor analysis without grade. Inspection for grade involves analyzing the sample according to the quality factors listed in the Official U.S. Standards for Rice and certifying the applicable numeric grade designation, the quality factors responsible for the grade assignment, and any other quality factors the customer requests. Factor analysis involves the analysis of quality factors requested by the applicant for service without the certification of an applicable numeric grade designation. Factors requested by applicants might include free fatty acid, total oil and free fatty acid, stain as a count, broken in brown rice, false smut, and aflatoxin. Official inspections result in the issuance of an official certificate, which reports the grade of the rice. U.S. and international buyers rely on official USDA inspection certificates to provide accurate, official descriptions of the grade, class, and condition of the inspected rice. Official certificates are receivable by all offices and all courts of the United States as prima facie evidence of the truth of the statements stated thereon. USDA photo by Bill Tarpenning.
May 18, 2014
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