Food and Agriculture Ministry introduces new grain analyzing equipment


The Ministry of Food and Agriculture reported that it has received equipment for determining the protein, moisture, and gluten content of wheat and grain within 30 seconds to one minute, on Monday.
The Ministry introduced the Inframatic 9500 (IM9500) grain analyzer from Perten Instruments in Sweden, and conducted its first test. The instrument uses advanced chemometric calibrations to convert a signal into constituent results concerning the content of moisture, protein, oil, and ash.
Previously, the Crop Promotion Fund (CPF) spent 30 to 40 minutes on analysis with its older equipment, but now by equipping six CPF branches with the new grain analyzers they will speed up the process for a single analysis.
The Executive Director of the CPF M.Tsolmon said, “By introducing new equipment we will be able to service farmers with less inconvenience. Starting from this year, we will categorize wheat by its gluten content. The grain analyzer will have an important role in this work. Yesterday we held training for laboratory assistants at our six branches, and starting from today, we are conducting analysis by utilizing the new equipment. Previously, farmers and flour producers were disputing wheat gluten content, but now this issue is resolved.”

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