- Codex Alimentarius Standard 171-1989
Standard for certain Pulses including Peas, Lentils, Beans, Chick peas.
- 3.1 Quality factors - general
- 3.1.1 Pulses shall be safe and suitable for human consumption.
- 3.1.2 Pulses shall be free from abnormal flavour, odours, and living insects.
- 3.1.3 Pulses shall be free from filth (impurities of animal origin, including dead insects) in amounts which may represent a hazard to human health.
- 3.2 Quality factors - specific
- 3.2.1 Moisture content
- 3.2.2 Extraneous matter is mineral or organic matter:
- seeds of other species
- dead insects
- fragments or remains of insects
- other impurities of animal origin).
- 188.8.131.52 Toxic or noxious seeds
- Crotolaria (Crotalaria spp.)
- Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.)
- Castor bean (Ricinus communis L.),
- Jimson weed (Datura spp.),
- and other seeds that are commonly recognized as harmful to health.
- 4. CONTAMINANTS
- 4.1 Heavy metals Pulses shall be free from heavy metals in amounts which may represent a hazard to health.
- 4.2 Pesticide residues Pulses shall comply with those maximum residue limits established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission for this commodity.
- 4.3 Mycotoxins Pulses shall comply with those maximum mycotoxin limits established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission for this commodity.
- USDA Standards for Pulses such as Peas,
Split Peas, Feed Peas, Lentils, and Beans.
These standards cover characteristics for the following types of beans and pulse:
Pea beans, Blackeye beans (cowpeas of the Blackeye variety),
Cranberry beans (Speckled Cranberry and Horticultural Pole),
Great Northern beans,
Small White beans,
Flat Small White beans,
White Kidney beans,
Light Red Kidney beans,
Dark Red Kidney beans,
Small Red beans (Red Mexican, California Red, and Idaho Red),
Large Lima beans,
Baby Lima beans,
Garbanzo Beans, Pea, Lentils, Split Green, and Pigeon Peas.
- Sound beans
- Total Defects (excludes contrasting classes and splits)
- Damaged beans
- Foreign Material (total including stones)
- Goat Heads Tribulus terrestris
- Stems, pods, berries and other vegetable matter
- Dissolvable soil, dirt balls
- Glass, metal, or plastic
- Allergens (soybeans or wheat)
- Seed size per 100 grams
- Contrasting class
- Classes that blend
- Flavor and odor
- Weevily beans
- Clean-cut weevil-bored beans
- Live weevils
- Well screened