Naturally Sun-dried

Seedless Chemical Free Thompsons

Dark brown to black, evenly coloured, free-flowing seedless dried grapes with high natural sugar content and a characteristically, strong caramelized sweet flavour from being naturally dried in the direct sunlight.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS - Chemical Free Thompsons

Physical Specification

Description

 

Remarks

Ingredients

 

Raisins (99.5%), Sunflower oil (0.5%)

Oil

 

High oleic, non-hydrogenated sunflower seed oil

Moisture Content

 

14 - 17% Max (AOAC Official Method 972-20)

Low Moisture Content

 

13 - 14% Max (AOAC Official Method 972-20)

Water Activity Value

 

0,55 - 0,62 aw  (Method ISO 7238; EN 1132; ISO 2917)

PH level

 

3.5 - 4.0  Accredited external laboratory (In-house Method)

Colour

 

Brown to dark brown

Appearance

 

Reasonably even colour, free flowing brown to dark brown dried seedless grapes

Flavour / Odor

 

Natural sweet flavour, no objectionable odors or flavours

Insect infestation

 

Nil

Shelf life

 

1 year from packing date

Allergens

 

None

Storage conditions

 

Cool, dry area  

Kosher Status

 

Product is certified as Kosher Parev by the Orthodox Union.

Halaal Status

 

Product is certified as Halaal by the National Independent Halaal Trust (NITH).

MSDS Statement

 

This product is a food ingredient manufactured in compliance with California Food and Drug regulations.

It does not contain any hazardous substances or preparations, and as such does not require a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

Non GMO Statement

 

Product is 100% free from genetically modified organisms

Country of Origin

 

South Africa

 

Berry Count

Midget

 

400 - 550

Medium/Select

 

200 - 280

Bold

 

120 - 200

Jumbo

 

< 120

Microbiological Parameters

ANALYSIS

METHOD

LIMITS

Bacillus cereus

WI-AN-081 based on ISO 7932:2004

< 100 cfu/g

Coliforms

WI-AN-043 based on ISO 4832:2006

< 200 cfu/g

E. coli

WI-AN-041 based on ISO 16649:2001

No Growth

Enterobacteriaceae

WI-AN-044 based on ISO 21528:2004

< 100 cfu/g

Listeria monocytogenes

WI-AN-079 (Precis Method)

Negative per 125g

Mould

WI-AN-084 based on ISO 21527:2008

<1 500 cfu/g

Salmonella app

WI-AN-040 based on ISO 6579:2002

Negative per 375g

Staphylococcus aureus

WI-AN-045 based on ISO 6888:1999

No Growth

Total Plate Count

WI-AN-046 based on ISO 4833:2003

Max 10, 000 cfu/g

Yeasts

WI-AN-084 based on ISO 21527:2008

< 1 500 cfu/g

 

Chemical Parameters

ANALYSIS

METHOD

LIMITS

Aflatoxin (B1, B2, G1, G2)

WI-AN-017 (HPLC)

Max 4 ppb

Aflatoxin B1

WI-AN-017 (HPLC)

Max 2 ppb

Heavy Metals

WI-AN-030 (ICP-MS)

Local: R.588 of 15 June 2018
Export: Regulation as per country of destination

Ochratoxin A

WI-AN-061 (HPLC)

Max 10 ppb

Pesticide Residue

LC/MS Multi-residue

Non Detectable

Sulphur Dioxide (SO₂)

WI-AN-039 based on AOAC 990.28

Non Detectable

Limits of Metal Detection
Metal

Metal Detector
(in-line)

Metal Detector
(final packaging)

Ferro

1.6 mm

3.5 mm

Non-Ferro

1.6 mm

4.0 mm

Stainless Steel

2.0 mm

4.5 mm

 

End Product Packaging Specifications

Each box is properly and legibly marked.

Information on carton

Packer Name & Address, Nett Weight, Kosher Stamp

Information on label

Product, Weight, Lot number, Packing code, Packing date, Best before

Nett Weight

10kg

12.5kg

30LBS

Packaging

Plastic bag within export carton box, sealed with coloured tape

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