|Effective Date||October 2015|
|Approving Officer||General Manager|
The concentrate is a dark violet liquid prepared from sound, mature blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) that has been mechanically crushed, pasteurised and packed aseptically or frozen.
Country of origin: Poland
|°Brix (Refractometer)||64 - 65° Brix|
|Acid (% Citric)||13.30 - 18.5|
|Ratio||3 - 5|
|Pesticides and heavy metal residues||Meet all applicable statutory regulations for pesticides and heavy metal residues|
|Storage temperature||< -18°C (Frozen) < 10°C (Aseptic)|
|Foreign matter||Free from all|
|Taste and odour||Aromatic, typical blackcurrant|
|Texture||Fresh, mild acidic|
|Visual appearance||Violet, no brown off colour|
|Total plate count||<100cfu/ml||<10cfu/ml|
|Yeast and moulds||<100cfu/ml||<10cfu/ml|
|Heat resistant moulds||<10cfu/ml||<10cfu/ml|
|Drum size||200 litre steel openhead drums|
|Liners||2 plastic liners, one inside the other. Each individually tied|
|Shelf life||14 months from date of manufacturing if stored in ambient temperature. 20 months from production date if stored in cool storage of less than 10C, and 30 months from date of manufacturing if stored at frozen temperature -18C.|
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 24 hours. The product is destined for both local and international markets.
|Nett Mass||Nett mass of each drum: 250 kg|
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 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