Frozen Strawberry

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IQF STRAWBERRIES: 2014,

 

1. GENERAL PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

 

Product: Frozen strawberries 'IQF'

Origin: Egypt

Class : A

Variety : Camarosa / Festival ( as customer request )

Size : 24 36 mm

Product description: whole.

Process: washed, sorted, IQF, packed

Production date : 2014

Packing available: 10 K.G in bags into carton box,

25 K.G in p.p bags, 1 K.G in bags into carton box 8 K.G (according costumer request).

 

2. PHYSICAL AND SENSORIAL CHARACTERISTICS

- Appearance: whole, typical, uniform variety

- Color: typical, without oxidation

- Aroma: typical of strawberry

- Taste: typical of strawberry

- Consistency: Firm

Foreign materials :

animal (insects, worms, larvae): - not permitted

vegetable : calyx or fragment - up to 3mm max./1 kg fruit

stalks or fragment - up to 3mm max./1 kg fruit

Leave and stalk <1cm     max 5%

other fruits - not permitted

rot / mould - not permitted

overripe - < 2%

under ripe - < 1%

deformed fruits - < 1%

distorted - < 1%

pink fruits - < 7%

others: wood / earth / straw etc. - not permitted

 

3. CHEMICAL SPECIFICATIONS

- Brix: Min. 7,0

- pH: 3,60 - 3,80

- Acidity (in citric acid): 0.02 : 0.03 %

 

  

4. MICROBIOLOGICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Total plate count: < 50000 cfu / g

Total coliforms: Max 10 / GM

Yeasts < 1.000 cfu/g

Moulds < 1.000 cfu/g

Salmonella absent

E. Coli  absent

Listeria monocyt. absent

 

Total Quality tolerance

Unripe fruit

Max 1%

Overripe fruit

Max 2%

Mechanicaly demaged fruit

Max 7%

Mouldy fruit

Max 0,1%

Leave and stalk <1cm

Max 5 %  

Fruit with remain of stalks

Max 2 %  

Humidity

90 – 92%

Brix

7 – 9 %

P.H

3.6 : 3.8 %

Citric Acid

0.02 : 0.03 %

Coliform

Max 10/GM

Salmonella

Free

E.Coli

Free

 

 

 

5. CONTAMINANTS AND LEGISLATIVE REFERENCES

Food contaminants (heavy metals, pesticides, mycotoxins, radioactivity, dioxins.) within the European

directives and regulation limits.

Product without additives such as anti foam agents, preservatives, artificial aromas or colors, and without

GMO products.

 

  

 

6. PACKING / TRANSPORT / STORAGE

Packing: Primary packaging: plastic bag without staples or other

metallic items

Secondary packaging: Carton bag without staples or other metallic items,

closed with Transparent tape.

Palletization: Epal pallet 80x120cm.

Transport: goods must be transported in clean vehicles, without smell and residues of the previous

.

Storage: at a temperature of -18°C .

 

 

7. OTHER CONDITIONS

shelf life: 18 months after production date

 

 

 

 

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