|Effective Date||July 2018|
|Approving Officer||General Manager|
Ice Tea is manufactured from carefully selected ingredients, using real tea extracts and natural tea flavours. The natural tea components make the product cloudy; it also combines to form a sediment which easily breaks up and disappears when shaken before consumption. Ice Tea is an excellent thirst-quencher to keep the body hydrated. Furthermore, it contains antioxidants that fight free radicals (a by-product of normal cell function), which weakens the body's natural defences and lead to ageing, the declining of the immune system and the onset of a wide variety of diseases.
|Product classification||Ice tea|
|Mixing Ratio||Dilute 1 Part Concentrate + 4 Parts Water|
Water, Citric acid, Non-nutritive sweeteners (Acesulfame K, Sodium cyclamate),
Preservatives (Potassium sorbate , Sodium benzoate), Rooibos tea extract,: Sorbic Acid (E-200), Benzoic acid (E-210)
Trisodium citrate (E-331), flavouring, colouring
|Serving size: 200ml (ready to drink. Diluted 1:4)|
|Unit||Per 100ml||Per serving 200ml (Diluted: 1:4)|
|Of which Total Sugar (g)||g||0||0|
|Total Fat (g)||mg||0.01||0.025|
|Of which Saturated Fat (g)||mg||0||0|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||g||0.01||0.025|
|CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS|
|° Brix (Refractometer) - concentrate||2.1 – 3.1|
|° Brix (Refractometer) - ready to drink||0.4 – 0.5|
|Storage temperature||Cool Dry Place out of direct sunlight (6 months) , preferably less than 10̊C|
|ADDITIVES / ALLERGENS|
|Preservatives||Sodium benzoate and Potassium Sorbate|
|Colouring||Approved by S.A. Health regulations|
|MICROBIAL ANALYSIS / SPECIFICATIONS|
|Total plate count||< 100cfu/ml|
|Yeast and moulds||< 50cfu/ml|
|Pathogenic Microorganisms||Absent in 1 gram concentrate|
|Colour||Dark brown to almost black|
|Appearance||Clear, viscous, smooth with tea extract sediment.|
|Taste/Flavor||Typical tea with a hint of Rooibos|
|Item||Packaging||Net volume (litre)||Net weight (Kg)|
|1 litre||PET bottle labelled and marked||1 litre||1.00977|
|Colour||Double LDPE blue liner in RSC kraft box and marked||20 litre||20.195|
|Colour||Double LDPE blue liner in blopack and marked.||50 litre||50.49|
|Item||Packaging per carton||Net volume (litre)||Net weight (Kg)|
|1 litre||12 PET bottles labelled and marked||12 litre||12.12|
Six months (unopened) for 1 litres, at ambient (30ºC) under required storage conditions.
Nine months (unopened) at ambient (30ºC) under required storage conditions.
14 months (unopened) at cool storage (below 15ºC) and required storage conditions.
14 days (opened) under hygienic conditions.
STORAGE AND TRANSPORT
Store at ambient (<30ºC) and lower temperature (above 0ºC) in clean, dry, well ventilated area, away from direct sunlight and heat. Transport in clean, dry vehicles, used for foodstuffs and ambient or refrigerated temperature.
LABELLING AND TRACEABILITY
Following appears on label: Product name, mixing ratio, net mass, supplier contact details, allergens. Following appears on bottles: Best before date and batch number.
Suitable for : strict, lacto and ovo vegetarian diet.
GENETIC MODIFIED STATUS
GMO and GMO derivatives free
|LEGISLATION AND STANDARDS COMPLIANCE:|
|Authenticity||GNR 286: Regulations relating to classification, packaging, marketing of juice and drinks intended for sale in South Africa as contained in the Agricultural|
|Hygiene||Prerequisite programs on Food safety: ISO -TS 22002-1 R.692 of 16 May 1997: Regulations governing microbiological standards for foodstuffs and related matters|
|Contaminants and Residues:||Heavy metals – Compliance with GNR 500/2004 and GNR 545/2008 and amendments. Regulations relating to maximum levels for metals in foodstuffs ad contained in Foodstuffs, Cosmetic and disinfectant act 54 of 1972.
Pesticide residues – compliance with GNR 246/1994 and GNR 46/2013 and amendments. Regulations relating to maximum limits for pesticides residues that may be present in foodstuffs as contained in the Foodstuffs and disinfectant act of 1972.
Mycotoxins – Compliance with GNR 1145/2004. Regulations governing tolerance for fungus produced toxins in foodstuffs as contained in foodstuffs, Cosmetic and Disinfectant Act 54 of 1972 and amendments.
R2527 of 13 November 1987: Governing emulsifiers, stabilisers and thickeners and the amounts thereof that foodstuffs may contain.
R.1008 of 21 June of 1996: Regulations relating to food colourants.
R733 of 10 September 2012: Regulations relating to the use of sweeteners in foodstuffs.
R.1295 of 16 October 1998: Regulations governing preservatives and antioxidants.
|Food allergen information||Compliance with GNR 146 of March 2010, Regulations relating to the labelling and advertising of foodstuffs as contained in the foodstuffs, cosmetic and Disinfectant Act 54 of 1972 and amendments.|
|Metrology||Compliance with Trade Metrology Act 77 of 1973 and amendments.|