|Effective Date||July 2011|
|Approving Officer||General Manager|
|Product classification||10% Apple Juice Drink|
|Mixing Ratio||Dilute 1 Part Concentrate + 5 Parts Water|
Water, Cane Sugar, Apple Juice, Citric Acid and Flavorants
Preservatives: Sorbic Acid (E-200), Benzoic acid (E-210), Sulphur dioxide (E-220)
Non-nutritive sweeteners: Acesulfame K, Sodium Cyclamate
|Typical Nutritional Values - serving size = 250ml|
|Unit||Per 100ml||Per 250ml|
|Total Fat||g||Not present||Not present|
|Cholesterol||mg||Not present||Not present|
|° Brix (Refractometer) - concentrate||51.1 - 51.9 Brix|
|° Brix (Refractometer) - ready to drink||9.9 - 10.1 Brix|
|Pesticides and heavy metal residues||Meet all applicable statutory regulations for pesticides and heavy metal residues|
|Storage temperature||Cool Dry Place out of direct sunlight (6 months, preferably less than 10°C|
|ADDITIVES / ALLERGENS|
|Preservatives (calculated)||Sulphur dioxide(348ppm), Benzoic acid(1024ppm) and Potassium Sorbate(1019ppm)|
|Colouring||Approved by S.A. Health regulations. Contains no Tartrazine.|
|MICROBIAL ANALYSIS / SPECIFICATIONS|
|Total plate count||< 100cfu/ml|
|Yeast and moulds||< 50cfu/ml|
|Pathogenic Microorganisms||Absent in 1 gram concentrate|
Minimum of 6 months at 25°C for concentrate, maximum of 14 months at 4 to 7°C.
A 30 day shelf life should be achievable in RTD if packed under hygienic conditions and maintaining the cold chain throughout 4 to 7 °C
Shelf life is reduced by 50% for every increase of 10 °C, and products should therefore be kept at a cool temperature.
Shelf life can be increased if more preservatives are added at time of packaging. Increasing shelf life with more Sulphur dioxide and/or Benzoic Acid would have an adverse effect on taste of the product.
Special handling instructions: Handle product with care to prevent leaking of concentrate. Upon opening, make sure to decant in a hygienic manner.
Preservatives might cause allergic reactions to sensitive people.
The diluted ready to drink juice has a 10% juice content, calculated according to S.A. Regulations, R286 of 1980
INTENDED USE STATEMENT:
The product is intended to be used by other food companies that dilute the concentrate at the specified dilution to produce products for the consumer market. This product is not for consumption directly by consumers.
This product is “not genetically modified” and “not derived from a genetically modified organism” as defined by the EC Directives 1830/2003/EC on labelling and traceability and 1829/2003/EC on genetically modified food and feed and any amending legislation.
Contaminants and residues (Pesticides /Heavy Metals/ Veterinary residues):
The product complies with the Government Notice No.R.1518 of 9 September 1994 in terms of section 15(1) of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, 1972 (Act No 54 of 1972).
R.246 of 11 February 1994: Regulations governing the maximum limits for pesticide residues that may be present in foodstuffs.
R.1809 of 3 July 1992: Regulations governing the maximum limits for veterinary medicine and stock remedy residues that may be present in foodstuffs.
R.500 of 30 April 2004: Regulations relating to maximum levels for metals in foodstuffs.
R.911 of 28 September 2001: Regulations governing certain solvents in foodstuffs (benzene and methanol)