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R68. Agriculture and Food, Plant Industry.

Rule R68-5. Grain Inspection.

As in effect on July 1, 2018

Table of Contents

R68-5-1. Authority.

Promulgated under authority of Section 4-2-103(g).

R68-5-2. Grain Inspection Fees.

Fees shall be charged for the inspection and grading services as determined by the department pursuant to 4-2-103(g). A current list of approved fees may be obtained, upon request from the department:

A. Location:

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Grain Inspection

P.O. Box 1519 - 128 17th Street

Ogden, UT 84402

Phone (801) 392-2292

B. Hours. Regular working hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

C. Days Not Worked. Saturdays, Sundays, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Holidays are considered overtime hours.

R68-5-3. Utah Standards For Safflower.

A. Safflower (carthamus tinctorius), for purposes of this rule, shall be construed to include all types and varieties of Safflower.

B. Moisture. The moisture, or water content in Safflower shall be tested in the following manner:

1. Basis of determination.

A moisture determination shall be made on a representative portion from the representative sample, before the removal of foreign material or dockage, by testing exactly the amount of 225 grams of safflower seed product.

2. Certification.

The percentages of moisture content shall be reported on the pan-ticket and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food-Grain Inspection Certificate, and shall be expressed in whole and tenths of a percent, rounded to the nearest tenth percent.

C. Dockage.

All matter other than whole Safflower Seed which can be removed from a test portion of the original sample, shall be removed by the use of an approved device, and also by handpicking a portion of the machine-cleaned sample to remove all remaining material other than Safflower and other grains.

1. Basis of determination.

A dockage determination test shall be made using approximately 750-850 grams or 1 1/8 to 1 1/2 quarts cut from the original sample.

a. The person making the test shall first determine the mechanically separated dockage. This involves a separation procedure using a Carter Dockage Tester.

b. An arbitrarily handpicked portion of approximately 75 grams shall be cut from the mechanically cleaned Safflower Seed.

2. The following process shall be used to determine dockage with the Carter Dockage Tester.

a. The air control shall be set at number 9 (wide open).

b. The feed control shall be set at number 6.

c. In the Riddle Carriage, the plastic seed riddle, part number 35898, shall be used.

d. A number 2 sieve shall be used in the top sieve carriage.

e. If there is a sieve in the middle or the bottom sieve carriage, it shall NOT be used.

3. Dockage will consist of:

a. Any material removed by the aspirator (air collecting pan).

b. Coarse material, except whole Safflower Seed that passed over the riddle (riddle collecting pan). Whole kernels of Safflower Seed that passed over the riddle shall be returned to the cleaned sample.

c. Any material that passed through the number 2 sieve (bottom collecting pan).

d. Any material other than Safflower seed and other grains removed by handpicking a machine cleaned portion of approximately 75 grams.

4. Certification.

The percentage of dockage shall be reported on the pan ticket and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food-Grain Inspection Certificate. The percent of dockage shall be stated in terms of whole or half percentages.

D. Test weight per bushel.

1. Basis of determination.

A test weight per bushel shall be performed on a representative portion ranging in size from 1 to 1 1/2 quarts or 750-850 grams after the removal of the mechanically separated dockage.

2. Certification.

The test weight per bushel shall be reported on the sample pan ticket and the Utah Department of Agriculture-Grain Inspection Certificate in whole and half pounds.

E. Hulls.

Hulls shall have less than 1 third (1/3) of the kernels attached.

1. Basis of determination.

A determination for testing the percentage of kernels attached to hulls shall be performed using approximately 30 grams cut from the work portion after the removal of dockage.

2. Certification.

The percentage of kernels attached to hulls shall be reported on the pan ticket and the Utah Department of Agriculture-Grain Inspection Certificate, and shall be expressed to the nearest tenth percent.

F. Dehulled kernels and broken seed.

Dehulled kernels and broken seed shall consist of Safflower or pieces of seed in which the hull has been completely removed from Safflower Seed that have 1 third (1/3) or more of the kernels attached, and also in cases of Safflower seeds that have been so broken that the kernel has been exposed.

1. Basis of determination.

A determination of dehulled and broken seed will be reported on the pan ticket and the Utah Department of Agriculture-Grain Inspection Certificate to the nearest tenth percent.

2. Certification.

The percentage of dehulled and broken seed will be reported on the pan ticket and the Utah Department of Agriculture-Grain Inspection Certificate to the nearest tenth percent.

G. Other grains.

Other grains shall consist of any other grain or domestic kernels which are not removed in the dockage.

1. Basis of determination.

A test to determine the percentage of other grains present in the product, will be performed on approximately 30 grams cut from the work sample after the removal of dockage.

2. Certification.

The percentage of other grains will be reported on the pan ticket and the Utah Department of Agriculture-Grain Inspection Certificate to the nearest tenth percent.

H. Damaged and heat-damaged Safflower Seed.

Amounts of damaged Safflower total kernels and pieces of kernels that are heat damaged, sprout damaged, frost damaged, green or otherwise materially damaged shall be assessed. Heat damaged means Safflower kernels and pieces of kernels that have been materially discolored and damaged by heat.

1. Basis of determination.

A test to determine the percentage of damaged and heat damaged Safflower kernels will be performed using approximately 30 grams cut from the work portion after the removal of dockage.

2. Certification.

The percentage of heat damaged Safflower Seed and damaged Safflower Seed (total) shall be reported on the pan ticket and the Utah Department of Agriculture-Grain Inspection Certificate, and shown to the nearest tenth percent.

I. Split damage.

A check for split damage in Safflower Seed shall be conducted noting any break, fissure, crack, or tear in the seed kernels, husk or cover.

1. Basis of determination.

A test to determine the percent of split, damaged Safflower kernels will be performed on approximately 30 grams cut from the work portion after the removal of dockage.

2. Certification.

The percentage of split damaged Safflower seeds shall be reported in the split section and included in the damaged Safflower section on the Utah Department of Agriculture-Grain Inspection Certificate, and shown to the nearest tenth percent.

J. Safflower Seed claiming a UTAH grade shall meet the requirements in the following table:

                                                     TABLE

                                         Utah Safflower Seed Grade Requirements

                                                       Sample
Grade                 Utah 1     Utah 2     Utah 3     Grade

Minimum Limit
Test wt. Per bushel   40.0 lbs   38.0 lbs   35.0 lbs     *

Maximum Limit
Stones                 2          6          6           *
(per 100 grams)
Hulls                  1          2          5           *
Dehulled Kernels       2          4          8           *
and Broken Seed
Splits                 2          5          8           *
Other Grains           0.5        2          3           *

Damaged
Safflower Seeds
Sprout                 1          2          4           *
Heat                   0.0        0.2        1           *
Total                  3          5          5           *

*Sample grade Safflower shall consist of a Safflower-seed group
which:
     i.  Does not meet the requirements for grade Utah 1 through
Utah 3, or
     ii.  In approximately a 750-850 gram sample, contains 7 or
more stones, or
     iii.  Has a musty, sour or commercially objectionable
foreign odor, or
     iv.  Contains more than 2.5% of earth pellets after the
mechanical separation of dockage.

NOTE: 1.  Slightly or badly weather stained Safflower Seed may
not be rated higher than grade Utah 2 or Utah 3 for purposes of
inspection under this rule.
                                                            

KEY

inspections

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

December 16, 1997

Notice of Continuation

January 30, 2018

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

4-2-103(g)


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R68, please contact the promulgating agency (Agriculture and Food, Plant Industry). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at https://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html.