|Document Number||QSPEC 016|
|Effective Date||November 2012|
|Approving Officer||General Manager|
The Passifloraceae species consists of a variety of related species such as fragrant granadilla, Red granadilla, Yellow granadilla, sweet granadilla, sweet calabash, Banana Passion fruit and Giant Granadilla. Some cultivars are subtropical and prefer frost-free climates, while other cultivars grow in more harsh conditions. Hybrids between purple and yellow fruit, yields colours intermediate between the two forms. Purple fruit is less acid, richer in aroma and flavour
Origin: South Africa
|°Brix corrected||Min 50⁰Brix|
|% Acidity||8.5 - 16.5%|
|Ratio||3 - 6|
|Storage temperature||Deep frozen : -18 °C|
|Foreign Matter||Free from all|
|Taste and Odour||Fresh well matured granadilla without off flavours|
|Total plate count||< 300cfu/ml|
|Yeast and moulds||< 50cfu/ml|
|Drum Size||50 litre blopacks/ 200 litre drum|
|Liners||2 plastic liners, one inside the other, closed with cable ties|
|Shelf Life||30 months from production date if stored at frozen temperatures in original unopened container|
|Nett Mass||Nett mass of each drum: 225 kg|
|Lettering||Waterproof writing onto labels for drums|
|Information||Name of supplier, fruit type, production date, Brix|
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 local 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.
The product is packed frozen 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