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Ukrainian mustard seeds meet high European quality requirements (summarized interview with chief commercial officer of the company SIAIVO Taras Shkurko)

24-12-2015

In general, the production of mustard seeds in Ukraine is rather chaotic  than purposeful. However, seeds of yellow mustard are quite high in demand worldwide, in particular at the European market of oilseeds, and Ukraine, being the leader in the export of this commodity, still has the status of a reliable supplier of high-quality seeds.

The quality of the mustard, regardless of its type or the importing country must meet the following demands: moisture – max 9%, weed impurity – max. 1%, mineral admixture is not allowed; the seeds also should not contain rapeseed and other so-called "dark inclusions"; the seeds can't be moldy, musty or have untypical for mustard smell and color; the surface must be clean, smooth. Extremely important is compliance with microbiological criteria (absence of Salmonella, E. coli, yeast, etc.), seeds should be safe with regard to the pesticide residues, toxins, heavy metals and radionuclides and should not contain genetically modified organisms.

Our experience shows that Ukrainian mustard seeds meet the highest requirements regarding the quality of the discerning European consumers.

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