|Effective Date||September 2012|
|Approving Officer||Quality Manager|
NFC (Not From Concentrate) Orange Juice is a fermentable (but unfermented) Yellowish Orange, cloudy liquid prepared from clean, mature and sound orange fruits (citrus var sinensis) extracted by mechanical processes and with thermal treatment just enough to inhibit enzymes and reduce the microbial load.
|° Brix (acid corrected)||8.7 - 10.7°B (natural)|
|Acidity (as citric acid)||1.1 - 1.7 %|
|Foreign Matter||Free from foreign matter.|
|Taste and odour||Typical orange juice, no off odours|
|Visual appearance||Cloudy yellow orange liquid|
|Screen Size||<0.6 mm|
|Total Plate Count||< 10cfu/ml (commercially sterile)|
|Yeasts and Moulds||< 10cfu/ml (commercially sterile)|
|Lactobacilli||< 10cfu/ml (commercially sterile)|
|Heat Resistant Moulds||< 10cfu/ml (commercially sterile)|
|Drum Size||200L Open head steel drums|
|Liners||One liner inside drum + Aseptic foil bag|
|Nett Mass||210 kg|
|Safe guarding/Tamper evidence||The Aseptic bag has a tamper evident bung, The drums are sealed with nut and bolt.|
|LABELLING / IDENTIFICATION|
|Information||Produced by, Product, Additives, Product Code, Drum Number, Fill Date, Storage condition, Country of Origin, Brix, Nett Mass, Shelf Life.|
|SHELF LIFE / STORAGE CONDITIONS|
|Shelf Life||14 Months from production date in original unopened container.|
|Storage Conditions||Store at below 15°C, out of direct sunlight in a cool dry area.|
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 refrigerated at <10°C and processed within 48 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.
Pesticides and Heavy Metals:
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)
R.1145 of 8 October 2004: Regulations governing tolerances for fungus-produced toxins in foodstuffs (mycotoxins)
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
Sulphur dioxide and sulphites
Preservatives are handled on the premises in a separate processing line. Allergen control program in place
The product is Kosher and Halaal Suitable