Grasses are herbaceous annual and perennial monocotyledonous plants of different kinds, cultivated extensively for their ears (heads) of starchy seeds used directly for the production of food. Grasses used for animal feed are classified under Class C: Primary Animal feed commodities, Group 051.
The plants are fully exposed to pesticides applied during the growing season.
Type 3 Grasses Group 020 Group Letter Code GC
Group 020. Cereal grains are derived from the ears (heads) of starchy seeds produced by a variety of plants, primarily of the grass family (Gramineae).
Buckwheat, a dicotyledonous crop belonging to the botanical family Polygonaceae and two Chenopodium species, belonging to the botanical family Chenopodiaceae are included in this group, because of similarities in size and type of the seed, residue pattern and the use of the commodity.
The edible seeds are protected to varying degrees from pesticides applied during the growing season by husks. Husks are removed before processing and/or consumption.
Cereal grains are often exposed to post-harvest treatment with pesticides.
Portion of the commodity to which the MRL applies (and which is analysed): Whole commodity. Fresh corn and sweet corn: kernels plus cob without husk. (For the latter group see 012 Fruiting vegetables, other than Cucurbits).
For Fodders and straw of cereals, see Class C, Type 11 Group 051
Group 020 Cereal grains
Code NumberCommodity GC 0080 Cereal grains
Seeds of gramineous plants as listed below, and Buckwheat and Chenopodium spp. as listed
GC 00811Cereal grains, except Buckwheat, Cañihua and Quinoa
GC - Acha, see Hungry Rice
GC - Adlay, see Job’s Tears
GC - African millet, see Millet, Finger
GC 0640 Barley
Hordeum vulgare L.:
syn: H sativum Pers.
GC - Brown-corn millet, see Millet, Common
GC 0641 Buckwheat
Fagopyrum esculentum Moench:
syn: F. sagittatum Gilib.
GC - Bulrush millet, see Millet, Bulrush
GC 0642 Cañihua
Chenopodium pallidicaule Aellen
GC - Cat-tail millet, see Millet, Bulrush
GC - Chicken corn, see Sorghum
Sorghum drummondii (Steud.) Millsp. & Chase
GC - Corn, see Maize
GC - Corn-on-the-cob (Codex Stand. 133-1981), see Fruiting vegetables (other than Cucurbits), Group 012
GC - Corn, whole kernel (Codex Stand. 133-1981), see Fruiting vegetables (other than Cucurbits), Group 012: Sweet corn (kernels)
GC - Dari seed, see Sorghum
GC - Durra, see Sorghum
ssp. Sorghum durra (Forsk.) Stapf.
GC - Durum wheat, see Wheat
ssp. Triticum durum Desf.
GC - Emmer, see Wheat
ssp. Triticum dicoccum Schubl.
GC - Feterita, see Sorghum
ssp. Sorghum caudatum Stapf.
GC - Finger millet, see Millet, Finger
GC - Fonio, see Hungry Rice
GC - Foxtail millet, see Millet, Foxtail
GC - Fundi, see Hungry Rice
GC - Guinea corn, see Sorghum
spp. Sorghum guineense Stapf.
GC - Hog millet, see Millet, Common
GC 0643 Hungry rice
Digitaria exilis Stapf.: D. iburua Stapf.
GC 0644 Job’s tears
Coix lacryma-jobi L.
GC - Kaffir corn, see Sorghum
ssp. Sorghum caffrorum Beauv.
GC - Kaoliang, see Sorghum
ssp. Sorghum nervosum Bess. ex Schult.
Zea mays L., several cultivars, not including Popcorn and Sweetcorn
GC 0646 Millet
Including Barnyard Millet, Bulrush Millet, Common Millet, Finger Millet, Foxtail Millet, Little Millet: see for scientific names, specific commodities listed as Millet, followed by a specific denomination
GC - Millet, Barnyard, see Millet
Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) Beauv.:
syn: Panicum crus-galli L.:
E. frumentacea (Roxb.) Link:
syn: Panicum frumentaceum Roxb.
GC - Millet, Bulrush, see Millet
Pennisetum typhoides (Burm. f.) Stapf. & Hubbard:
syn: P. glaucum (L.) R. Br.: P. americanum (L.) K. Schum.: P. spicatum (L.) Koern.
GC - Millet, Common, see Millet
Panicum miliaceum L.
GC - Millet, Finger, see Millet
Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.
GC - Millet, Foxtail, see Millet
Setaria italica (L.) Beauv.:
Syn: Panicum italicum L.: Chaetochloa italica (L.) Scribn.
GC - Millet, Little, see Millet
syn: T. sativum Lam.: T. vulgare Vill.: Triticum spp., as listed
GC 0655 Wild rice
Zizania aquatica L.
GC 0658 - GC 0659 (inclusive) Reserved
Grasses for sugar or syrup production
Type 3 Grasses Group 021 Group Letter Code GS
Group 021, Grasses for sugar or syrup production, includes species of grasses with a high sugar content especially in the stem. The stems are mainly used for sugar or syrup production, and to a small extent as vegetables or sweets. The leaves, ears and several wastes of the sugar or syrup manufacturing process are used, among others, as animal feed (see Group 052: Miscellaneous fodder and forage crops).
Group 021 Grasses for sugar or syrup production
Code NumberCommodity GS 0658 Sorgo or Sorghum, Sweet
varieties and cultivars of Sorghum of which the stems contain considerable amounts of sweet juice. Among others cultivars of