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Fair average quality (FAQ) analysis of paddy and rice: a relook.

Bhashyam, M. K. and Hirannaiah, B. V. and Meera, M. S. and Aswathanarayana, K. N. and Ali, S. Z. (2006) Fair average quality (FAQ) analysis of paddy and rice: a relook. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 43 (2). pp. 213-218.

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Fair average quality (FAQ) norms for paddy and milled rice are being laid out by the Central Government every year before the start of the procurement season. Rice varieties are classified as 'Grade A' and 'Common' based on shape length:breadth (L:B ratio) for fixing the procurement price of paddy and for trading of milled rice. Studies were conducted in different States involving more than 175 samples collected from different mandis, godowns and mills and subjected to FAQ analysis, parboiling and milling quality studies. Estimation of cracked grains % in paddy and determination of husk content in sound paddy, naked brown rice, dehusked grains after shelling and milling were analysed. It was observed that the present norm of fixing the under milled grains a flat 12%, for all types viz. 'Grade A' and 'Common' and for raw and parboiled categories seem to be deficient due to the fact that the surface topography/contour of brown rices differs. Similarly, tentatively fixing a maximum limit of 0.5% of the presence of brown rice would help in minimizing the damage to rice during storage, parboiling and milling. A relook at these issues, would greatly help in streamlining the procurement system of paddy, and trading of milled rice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: MILLING-; PRICING-; RICE-; INDIA-; QUALITY-
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 21 Cereals > 01 Rice
Divisions: Grain Science and Technology
Depositing User: Users 16 not found.
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2011 11:21
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 08:12
URI: http://ir.cftri.res.in/id/eprint/7510

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