|Effective Date||October 2014|
|Approving Officer||General Manager|
Lemon Juice is a smooth, 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.
Origin: South Africa
|° Brix (Uncorrected)||7.5 ± 0.5 °Brix|
|Acidity (As % Citric Acid)||4.7 - 5.3|
|Ratio (Acid Corrected)||1.3 - 1.7|
|Pulp % (By centrifuge @ 1490 rpm)||6 - 12|
|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||< 10cfu/ml|
|Yeast and moulds||< 10cfu/ml|
|Drum size||Sound 200 litre steel open head drums|
|Packaging||Aseptic bag + one liner|
|Storage temperature||< 10°C ideal. Product is heat sensitive|
|Shelf life||14 months from production date when stored at chilled conditions in original unopened container|
|Transport||Transport in clean, covered trucks at ambient temperature|
|Safeguarding||Drums closed to minimise tampering (Bags wire closed, drums bolted, Embossed & numbered tab seal)|
|Lettering||Thermal printed label as per SGF / EU requirement.
Manufacturing date, Processor, Brix, shelf life, mass
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.
|Arsenic (ppm)||< 0.2|
|Zinc (ppm)||< 5|
|Cadmium (ppm)||< 0.05|
|Antimony (ppm)||< 0.15ppm|
R.911 of 28 September 2001: Regulations governing certain solvents in foodstuffs (benzene and methanol)
R.1145 of 8 October 2004: Regulations governing tolerances for fungus-produced toxins in foodstuffs (mycotoxins)
|Patulin (ppb) 8 Brix||< 50ug/kg|
|Other toxins||None detected|
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 aseptically packed 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
The product is Kosher and Halaal Suitable