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Göteborg: 23 June 2020

Updated guidelines for the carriage of seed cake in containers

Seed Cake is the term used for pulp, meals, cake, pellets, expellers and other similar cargo where edible vegetable oils have been removed from oil-bearing seeds, cereals or commodities with similar properties. Seed Cake is described in the IMDG Code as the residue remaining after oil has been extracted by a solvent process or expelled mechanically from oil-bearing seeds.

The term Seed Cake used in these Guidelines includes any type of pulp, meals, cake, pellets, expellers or other cargo where oil has been removed from oil-bearing seeds, cereals or commodities with similar properties. It should be noted that the term Seed Cake includes any type of seed meal that falls under the above definition.

The practices set out in the document below, are intended to improve safety during the carriage of Seed Cake and to ensure that it is properly declared, packaged and carried and have been prepared by Working Groups of CINS (Cargo Incident Notification System).

Guidelines for the carriage of seed cake in containers.pdf

For more information, please see Member Alert 23 January 2020


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