|Effective Date||October 2015|
|Approving Officer||General Manager|
Preserved Concentrated Lemon Juice is a smooth, thick pale yellow viscous liquid, prepared from cleaned, mature and sound Lemon fruit (Citrus Limon Burm var. Eureka) by mechanical processes and treated by physical means only and chemically preserved. Not prepared from GM Fruit and production complies with good manufacturing practices.
|° Brix (Uncorrected)||29.5 - 30.5 °Brix|
|Acidity (As % Citric Acid)||18 - 31|
|Ratio (Acid Corrected)||1.5 - 2.7|
|Additives||Sulphur Dioxide (E-220) and Sodium Benzoate (E-210)|
|Foreign matter||Free from foreign matter. Black specks < 1/100ml|
|Taste and odour||Typical Eureka Lemon|
|Particle Size (mm)||< 0.5mm (FMC / JBT Corporation)|
|Visual appearance||Thick Pale Yellow Viscous Liquid|
|Total plate count||< 300cfu/ml|
|Yeast and moulds||Yeasts < 100cfu/ml, Moulds < 20cfu/ml|
|Drum size||Sound 50 litre and 210 litre steel open head drums|
|Liners||2 liners, one inside the other. Each liner individually tied with cable ties|
|Storage temperature||< 10°C ideal. Product heat sensitive|
|Shelf life||14 months from production date|
|Weight||Nett: 56.3 kg for 50 litre drums and 230kg in 210 litre drums|
|Safeguarding||Drums closed to minimise tampering (Bags wire closed, drums bolted, Embossed amp; numbered tab seal)|
|Lettering||Waterproof writing onto labels for drums with name of supplier, fruit type, production date and Brix|
INTENDED USE STATEMENT
The product is intended to be used as an ingredient by other food companies that produce products for the consumer market. This product is not for consumption directly by consumers. Once opened the product should be stored cool at <10°C and processed within 24 hours. The product is destined for both local and international markets.
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)
Preparation and/or handling before use or processing:
Clean lids of drums before opening to remove any foreign material on top.
Open aseptic bag in a hygienic way in a closed environment before use.
The product is frozen and do not contain any of the listed allergens below:
Herbal and botanical extracts
Polyols, isomalts, polydextrose
Cereals containing gluten and their products such as wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt and their Hybridised strains.
Crustacea and crustacean products (shrimp, prawn, crab, lobster and crawfish or crayfish).
Molluscs and mollusk products
Egg and egg products.
Fish and fish products
Milk and milk products
Peanut and peanut products.
Soybeans and products
Product Contain Sodium Metabisulphite - Preservative
The product is Kosher and Halaal Suitable