|Effective Date||October 2014|
|Approving Officer||General Manager|
Frozen Red Grapefruit Juice is a smooth, red viscous liquid, prepared from cleaned, mature and sound Star Ruby grapefruit (Citrus Paradisi var. Star Ruby) by mechanical processes and treated by physical means only. Not prepared from GM Fruit and production complies with Good manufacturing practices.
Origin: South Africa
|° Brix (refractometer)||9°Brix ± 1|
|Acidity (As % Citric Acid)||0.9 - 1.3|
|pH||2.8 - 3.1|
|Pulp %||<5 %|
|Foreign matter||Free from foreign matter. Black specks < 1/100ml|
|Taste and odour||Typical Red Grapefruit|
|Visual appearance||Red Viscous Liquid with smooth texture and without any separation|
|Total plate count||< 10cfu/ml|
|Yeast and moulds||< 10cfu/ml|
|Heat resistant spores||< 10cfu/ml|
|Drum size||Sound 200 litre steel open head drums|
|Liners||1 liners and an aseptic bag|
|Storage temperature & Stacking||< 10°C for prolonged periods of storage. Ambient suitable for short periods (1 month).|
|Shelf life||14 months from production date if stored at < 10°C in original unopened container. Product is heat sensitive. If stored at ambient, it should be for short periods of time (1 month)|
|Transport||Transport in clean, covered trucks at ambient temperature|
|Weight||Nett: 213 kg|
|Safeguarding||Drums closed to minimise tampering (Bags wire closed, drums bolted)|
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 at cold temperature of <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 frozen 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