International Sugar Journal

ICUMSA 45 – There’s more to white sugar than colour [Full subscriber]

Abstract ICUMSA 45 is a term that is frequently found in trade descriptions of white sugar, but its meaning is not clear.  There is an implication that the term refers to a certified product or quality, but the use of the ICUMSA 45 term is not well-defined or consistent.  A review of relevant and recognised international standards describing white sugar (Codex, EU regulation) clearly shows that there is not a product defined as ICUMSA 45.  Recommended methods to determine white sugar quality are most often those defined by ICUMSA, but ICUMSA does not certify products, so use of the ICUMSA…

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