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Corn articles (including corn abrasive) : corn cob articles (including corn cob powder)

Effective 2 July 2019

Preferred Term: corn cob articles (including corn cob powder)

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Corn cob can be used in handicrafts, and corn cob powder is used as an abrasive. Corn cob products must be free of corn kernels.

Broken corn kernels that contain the white endocarp may still be capable of germination. The endocarp is the part of a seed that germinates. In corn kernels the endocarp is the white part at the base of the kernel that is or was attached to the cob. If this part of the kernel is intact then even if the corn kernel is broken it is still capable of germination.

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