|Effective Date||October 2014|
|Approving Officer||General Manager|
Papaya pulp is a fermentable (but unfermented) smooth orange to red, cloudy and viscous liquid prepared from clean, mature and sound papaya fruits (Carica papaya L. Caricaceae) extracted by mechanical processes and thermally treated.
Origin: South Africa
|°Brix (Refractometer)||< 8|
|Acid (% Citric)||0.2 - 0.45|
|Heavy metals||Arsenic (ppm) < 0.2|
|Copper(ppm) < 5|
|Lead(ppm) < 0.3|
|Tin(ppm) < 200|
|Zinc (ppm) < 5|
|Sum of copper and Zinc < 20|
|Solids (%) at 8 Brix||< 40|
|Arrival temperature||Non aseptic: <0°C; Aseptic < 25°C|
|Additives and food intolerances||None|
|Foreign Matter||Free from all, black specs <10/100ml|
|Taste and Odour||Typical papaya, no off odours|
|Particle size||< 0.6|
|Visual appearance||Yellow/orange/pinkish/ red (PlasconA13-7, A10-6)|
|Total plate count||<300cfu/ml||<10cfu/ml (commercially sterile)|
|Yeasts and Moulds||<100cfu/ml||<10cfu/ml (commercially sterile)|
|Lactobacilli||<50cfu/ml||<10cfu/ml (commercially sterile)|
|Heat Resistant Moulds||<10cfu/ml||<10cfu/ml (commercially sterile)|
|Drum size||200L Open head steel drums|
|Liners||Aseptic: One liner inside drum + Aseptic foil bag
Frozen: 2 plastic liners inside drum
|Safe guarding/Tamper evidence||The Aseptic bag has a tamper evident bung, The drums are sealed with nut and bolt.
Frozen: Liners closed with cable tie.
|LABELLING / IDENTIFICATION|
|Information||Produced by, Product, Additives, Product Code, Drum Number, Fill Date, Storage condition, Country of Origin, Brix, Nett Mass, Shelf Life.|
|Ink/Paints||Water resistant to withstand freezer/thawing conditions|
|Labelling||One label per drum (face outwards if palletised)|
|SHELF LIFE / STORAGE CONDITIONS|
|Shelf Life||14 Months from production date in original unopened container|
|Storage Conditions||Store at below 25°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 chilled 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.
This is aseptically packed product and contain none 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