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Specifications For IQF Blackberries

1. Definition of product : 100% IQF Blackberries, cultivated, Variety Hull, Chesters.
2. Definition of goods: Fully mature ripe berries which are quick frozen and contain a minimum of 9
5% whole fruit, max 5% broken, products to be fully inspected.

3. Process of manufacture:
(1) Berries is clearly washed before frozen and metal detected before packed.
(2) Berries is inspected manually to remove FM and stalks, leaves and mouldy berries.
(3) Berries is individually quick frozen, later the core temperate of each berries reaches minus 18DC.
(4) Berries is packed in food grade polylined cartons then stored at minus 18DC.or less till dispatch to end users.

4. Packaging:
(1) Pack size: 1x10kg per Carton.
(2) Pack type: Corrugated export standard outer case, no nails, flaps are to be sealed with self adhesive freezer stable tape, the cartons is waterproof, new polythene food grade liner.
(3) Labeling: Normal one includes: Product Description, Country of Origin, Weight, Product Date(dd-mm-yy), Best Before date.

5. Storage and shelf life conditions: products must be kept at a temperature of minus 18DC or less to maintain it's required condition and attain a shelf life of 24 months in unopened packs.

6. Physical Description:
Color: from dark red to black
, max 5% pure red colour.
Odour: Typical of blackberries, free from foreign taints and odours.
Flavour: Characteristic of blackberries.
Appearance: blackberries is whole, individual,
berries to be uniformly ripe, no rotten, mouldy and overripe, no clumps.

Stems: max 5 pieces per 10kg.

Leaves: max 2 pieces per 10kg.

Other extraneous matter: Metal/glass/plastic/stone/sand/soil or any other FMV/EVM: Non-existence.

Contamination: pesticides, fungicides, metals, mycotoxines, radioactivity, according to Australia standard and China National Standards. Contains no added sugar, colour, preservative or flavouring.

Brix: 6-8

Shelf life: 2 years from production at min –18C.

7. Chemical Description:
Product is free from additives and preservatives, product complies with
Europe and USFDA legislation currently in force regarding the use of pesticides in food products.

8. Microbiological Description:

(1) T.V.C.<50,000CFU/G
(2) Yeast <2
(3) Moulds <2
(4) Salmonella Spp NIL
(5) Pathogenic bacteria NIL
(6) Coliforms NIL
(7) E.coli NIL

Product is to be microbiologically sound and fit for human consumption.

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