Agrifood Commodities Inspection

QIMA, through CIS, offers comprehensive inspection services for agrifood commodities, to ensure that the product you paid for strictly conforms to the agreed specifications.

Quality Control Tailored for the Agrifood Commodities Industry

Agricultural commodities, also known as agrifood commodities, are staple products that make up the foundation of food for people and animals around the globe. They include various grains and flours, rice, sugar, pulses, oil and oil seeds, animal feeds and more. In today’s complex agricultural supply chains, commodities often travel thousands of miles from their farms of origin and it is more important than ever to ensure their quality and safety at every stage.

QIMA, through CIS, offers inspection of agrifood commodities prior to shipment, either at your supplier’s facilities or at another location specified by you. Our independent inspections ensure that the commodities you purchased strictly conform to the specifications you and your supplier agreed on: from source to destination.

We cover dry and liquid bulk cargo, bagged cargo and raw products in the following categories:

  • Grains: milling wheat, durum wheat, barley, corn, sorghum, oats, rye, buckwheat
  • Wheat by-products: wheat flour, semolina
  • Pulses: peas, beans, lentils
  • Rice: short and medium grain, long grain (white and parboiled), paddy rice
  • Sugar: beet sugar, cane sugar
  • Foodstuffs: frozen and canned foods, milk powder
  • Oils: sunflower oil (crude and refined) soya bean oil, rapeseed oil
  • Oil seeds: soya bean, sunflower seeds, rapeseeds, canola, sesame seeds
  • Animal feed: feed wheat, yellow maize, corn, sorghum, soya bean meal, sunflower meal, wheat bran, cotton seeds, corn gluten meal, DDGS

Solutions for Agrifood Commodities Quality and Safety

Our commodities inspection service programs can be adapted to the specific needs of your business and supply chain. Services offered include:

  • Inspection and approval of ship-holds to ensure suitable conditions for loading cargo
  • Inspection and approval of hatch covers to ensure they are watertight
  • Initial and final draft survey to establish in-taken weight/out-turn weight
  • Supervision throughout loading and discharging
  • Sampling during entire loading and/or discharging operations and preparation of contractual samples
  • Preparation of sub-lot samples and final composite samples
  • Conducting analysis of sub-lot samples during loading and/or discharging operations
  • Conducting analysis of final composite samples
  • Checking packing and marking
  • Random weight check of bags
  • Damage assessment, if any
  • Photographic reports
  • Certification of quality, quantity and condition

Contact a QIMA/CIS specialist today to discuss a tailor-made commodities inspection program