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ASTM D8400-21

Standard Guide for Assessing Spoilage of Hemp Seed Intended for Human Consumption

1.1This guide covers the recommended steps for a visual assessment of spoilage in hemp seed intended for human consumption. Additional recognized laboratory tests can be completed as necessary to augment this guide.

1.2This guide applies to plant breeders, hemp seed producers, storage facilities, laboratories, and processors. This guide does not apply to hemp seed intended for planting.

1.3Units - The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.4This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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