TYPES OF RICE AND EXPORT STANDARDS

Standards for THAI HOM MALI RICE

THAI HOM MALI RICE means Kao Dok Mali 105 variety and RD 15 variety only.
THAI HOM MALI RICE is divided into two types: White Rice and Cargo Rice

White Rice is divided into 8 kinds.
Cargo Rice is divided into 6 kinds.

THAI HOM MALI RICE pertains to the following standards:
  • Containing not less than 92.0 percent of THAI HOM MALI RICE
  • Having a moisture content not exceeding 14.0 percent
  • Having the general characteristics of a long grain rice with naturally little chalk
  • Not containing any live insects
  • Having the kernel sizes as follows;
    • the average length of the whole kernel without any broken part is not less than 7.0 mm.
    • the ratio of the average length to the average width of the whole kernel without any broken part is not less than 3.2:1
    • Having the chemical properties as follows;
    • amylose content is not less than 13.0% and does not exceed 18.0% at the moisture content of 14.0%
    • alkali spreading value of white rice kernels is at level 6-7 
          Besides, each kind of THAI HOM MALI RICE shall contain the mixed rice and milling degree in accordance with the determined standard. 

          In the case where there is a sale and purchase of standardized THAI HOM MALI RICE by sample, which means mixed THAI HOM MALI RICE (MIXED THAI HOM MALI RICE or MIXED THAI JASMINE RICE or MIXED THAI FRAGRANT RICE or any other names that have the same meaning, whether or not they contain a word that means Thai), such THAI HOM MALI RICE shall meet the standards specified which THAI HOM MALI RICE must make up not less than 80% of the rice, and white rice or Cargo Rice of other varieties which are mixed or blended with, as the case may be, must not be lesser quality than those of the type, kind or class of THAI HOM MALI RICE. Exporters of standardized commodities shall provide the details in their application for the Certificate of Conformity which must be clearly marked in English with the wording MIXED THAI HOM MALI RICE or MIXED THAI JASMINE RICE or MIXED THAI FRAGRANT RICE or any other names that have the same meaning on its packaging which must show the mixture ratio of the THAI HOM MALI RICE which other rice such as White Rice or Cargo Rice which are not THAI HOM MALI RICE, as the case may be.