The CRA Carbohydrate Check Sample Program (CCSP) is designed for the corn refining industry and users of refined corn products. It allows laboratories testing corn wet-milled products to compare the precision of their testing methods with the performance of other labs doing the same types of analysis. Validation through a check sample program offers an important tool in maintaining analytical accuracy.

Sample Types

High Fructose Corn Syrup 42, 55
Corn Syrup 36DE, 42DE, 63DE, 40DE High Maltose
Corn Starch Regular, Acid Thinned, Bleached, Cationic
Co-Products Whole corn, 60% Corn Gluten Meal, Corn Germ Meal, 21% Corn Gluten Feed
Dry Citric Acid Anhydrous
Dry Maltodextrin 5DE, 10DE, 18DE, 24DE Maltodextrin Corn Syrup

Shipping Schedule

Participants will be emailed a confirmation of their enrollment receipt and an invoice (if paying by Credit Card/EFT/Wire Transfer or Check) once the registration is received. Once enrolled in the program, subscribers will receive samples every six weeks starting in mid-January. Participants will receive information on logging into the Quickbase system for results entry at approximately the same time as the participant’s first samples are shipped. Results will be due four weeks from the day the samples are mailed out. The 2018 schedule is available here:

Series Number Sample Mailing Date Results Due Date
1 January 17, 2018 February 16, 2018
2 February 28, 2018 March 30, 2018
3 April 11, 2018 May 11, 2018
4 May 23, 2018 June 22, 2018
5 July 5, 2018 August 3, 2018
6 August 15, 2018 October 5, 2018
7 September 26, 2018 November 16, 2018
8 November 7, 2018 December 7, 2018