Standard on Soybeans for Feedstuff

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Posted on: 25 Dec 2011

This report contains an UNOFFICIAL translation of a National Standard of People's Republic of China, GB/T 20411-2006 for Soybeans for Feedstuffs. The standard was published on August 3, 2006 and was n

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 11/17/2011 GAIN Report Number: CH11052 China - Peoples Republic of Post: Beijing Standard on Soybeans for Feedstuff Report Categories: FAIRS Subject Report Approved By: Scott Sindelar Prepared By: M Melinda Meador and WU Xinping Report Highlights: This report contains an UNOFFICIAL translation of a National Standard of People's Republic of China, GB/T 20411-2006 for Soybeans for Feedstuffs. The standard was published on August 3, 2006 and was not notified to the World Trade Organization. The standard has not been applied to soybean imports since its implementation. Executive Summary: This report contains an UNOFFICIAL translation of a National Standard of People's Republic of China, GB/T 20411-2006 of Soybeans for Feedstuffs. The standard was published on August 3, 2006 and was not notified to the World Trade Organization. Note othat the standard specifies an impurities content of no more than 1.0 percent(≦1.0%) for soybeans for feedstuff. The standard has not been applied to soybean imports since its implementation. General Information: BEGIN TRANSLATION National Standard of the People’s Republic of China GB/T 20411-2006 Soybean for feedstuffs Issued on August 3 2006 Implemented on November 1 2006 Issued by General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of People’s Republic of China and National Association of Standardization Administration of China Foreword This Standard is formulated on the basis of NY/T 135-1989 Soybean for Feedstuffs. The main technical differences between this Standard and NY/T 135-1989 Soybean for Feedstuffs are as follows: --Indicators of unsound kernel, moldy kernel and heat damage kernel are added; --Indicator of permitted urease activities is deleted; --Indicators of crude fiber and crude ash are deleted. NY/T 135-1989 Soybean for Feedstuffs shall be replaced from the implementation date of this Standard. This Standard was proposed by the Ministry of Agriculture of People’s Republic of China. This Standard is under the jurisdiction of National Feedstuff Standardization Technical Committee. This Standard was drafted by National Feedstuff Supervision and Inspection Center (Wuhan), Harbin Pufan Feedstuff Limited Company, Shandong Liuhe Group. The main drafters of this Standard were Yang Haipeng, Lu Deqiu, Lv Mingbin, Guo Jiyuan, Yang Lin, Liu Xiaomin. This Standard was first promulgated in 1989 as National Standard GB 10384-1989 before adjusted as Agricultural Industrial Standard in 1997. Soybean for feedstuffs 1. Scope This Standard specifies terms and definitions, quality requirement, sampling, inspection method, packaging, labeling, transport and storage, etc. of soybean for feedstuffs. This Standard is applicable to the purchase, storage, transport, processing and sales of soybean for feedstuffs. 2. Normative references cited Through reference in this Standard, provisions of the following documents constitute provisions of this Standard. For dated documents, their subsequent amendments (excluding corrigenda) or revised editions are not applicable to this Standard. However, parties that have reached an agreement based on this Standard are encouraged to investigate the possibility of applying the most recent editions of these documents. For undated documents, their most recent editions are applicable to this Standard. GB 1352 Soybean GB/T 6432 Methods for Measuring Crude Protein in Feedstuffs GB/T 6435 Methods for Measuring Moisture in Feedstuffs GB 13078 Hygienic Standard for Feedstuffs 3. Terms and definitions The following terms and definitions are applicable to this Standard. 3.1 Unsound kernel Unsound kernel contains damaged soybean that is still of use for feedstuff 3.1.1 Immature kernel Kernel significantly different from normal kernels: its seed is not plump and at least 1/2 of kernel surface is shrunken or the green part of cotyledon is or above 1/2 of the surface (excluding green- seed soybean). 3.1.2 Injured kernel Kernel injured by insects with cotyledon damaged. 3.1.3 Spotted kernel Kernel with spotted surface, whose cotyledon is damaged. 3.1.4 Sprouted kernel Kernel whose sprout or radical has broken through seed capsule or kernel which has swollen due to absorption of moisture. 3.1.5 Moldy kernel Kernels with moldy surface or cotyledon 3.1.6 Frostbite kernel Kernel whose seed becomes transparent or whose cotyledon has frozen and is dark green due to frost. 3.1.7 Heat-damaged kernel Kernel whose cotyledon has changed in color and damaged due to heat. 3.1.8 Broken kernel Kernel whose broken cotyledon accounts for at least 1/4 of its volume. 3.2 Impurities Substances passing a F3.0mm circular screen; soybean with no use for feedstuffs; non-soybean substances. 4. Requirements 4.1 Color and odor is normal. 4.2 Impurities content is no more than 1.0% (≦1.0%) 4.3 Moldy soybean is no more than 2.0% (≦2.0%). 4.4 Moisture is no more than 13% (≦13%). 4.5 Unsound kernel and crude protein is adopted as indicators for grade determination (Table 1). Table 1 Quality Indicators for Soybean for Feedstuffs grade unsound kernel(%) crude protein(%) in total heat-damaged kernel 1 ≦15 ≦0.5 ≧36 2 ≦15 ≦1.0 ≧35 3 ≦30 ≦3.0 ≧34 4.6 Requirements in GB12078 must be complied with. 5. Sampling For sampling, GB/T1352 shall be followed. 6. Methods for inspection 6.1 For the testing of color, odor, impurities and unsound kernel, GB/T 1352 shall be followed. 6.2 For the testing of crude protein, GB/T 6432 shall be followed. 6.3 For the testing of moisture content, GB/T6435 shall be followed. 7. Packaging, labeling, transport and storage or the packaging, labeling, transport and storage, GB/T 1352 shall be followed. END TRANSLATION
Posted: 25 December 2011

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