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 Syrup42, 55
Corn Syrup36DE, 42DE, 63DE, 40DE High Maltose
Corn StarchRegular, Acid Thinned, Bleached, Cationic
Co-ProductsWhole corn, 60% Corn Gluten Meal, Corn Germ Meal, 21% Corn Gluten Feed
Dry Maltodextrin5DE, 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-February. Participants will receive information on logging into the Silliker 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 2024 schedule is available here:

Series NumberSample Mailing DateResults Due Date
1January 31, 2024March 6, 2024
2March 6, 2024April 10, 2024
3April 17, 2023May 22, 2024
4May 29, 2024July 3, 2024
5July 10, 2024August 14, 2024
6August 21, 2024September 25, 2024
7October 2, 2024November 6, 2024
8November 13, 2024December 18, 2024