P&J Tomato paste by Paste & Juice
GENERAL DESCRIPTION Tomato paste of 36-38% Brix produced by cold break processing.
The product is prepared by fresh specially mature red Egyptian tomatoes (Lycopersicum esculentum) selected to suit P&J specification. Additives None permitted
2. DETAILED TECHNICAL DATA
2a. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Brix (Soluble solids) 36-38% Viscosity Bostwick at 12.5% Bx, at 20°C
not more than 11 cm for 30 seconds Colour at 12.5% Bx, at 20°C BCR a/b
not less than 2.10 Red tile L 25.9 A 33.9 B 14.9 Sieve Size 1.2 mm + 0.6 mm
Taste, aroma and flavour
Good taste and flavour characteristic of processed tomato paste. Free from any foreign flavours such as mould, tin etc. Free from off-odors and off-flavors
Texture Homogenous and even in texture
2b. CHEMICAL REQUIREMENTS pH 12.5% Bx, at 20°C
less than 4.5
Titratable acidity 12.5% Brix at 20º C
not more than 1.75% as acetic acid at Potentiometric end point titration (pH 8.1) Lycopene Approx. 40 mg/ 100mg Heavy metals In conformity with FAO/WHO and Egyptian food standards. Pesticides In conformity with FAO/WHO and Egyptian food standards. Radiation None.
3. MICROBIOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS Pathogenic micro-organisms None Micro-organisms which cause spoilage None Howard mould count Product mould filaments in not more than 40% of the positive fields according to the Howard method.
4. PACKAGING 4a. Primary i. Aseptic bags The product is aseptically filled in approximately 220 liter, metallised foil film bags (Scholle). The bags are examined concerning blown bags or any other type of damage. The product is then put into large polyethylene bags. ii. Drums The product is closed well and packed in about 220 kgs, clean steel drums, coated by food grade paint.All drums are cleaned before loading. 4b. Secondary i. Palletisation 4 drums placed per pallet and each shall be fastened with a synthetic tape. Pallets are clean, undamaged and of good construction. A fumigation certificate or declaration that the wooden pallets are fully in poplar wood valid for non EU producers, can be provided.. ii. Shrinkwrap The drums are covered additionally with a shrinkwrap foil (approx. 50 cm long) to protect them from soiling and displacement.
5. LABELLING Each drum shall have the following information: Name of company, address and trademark Name of product Statement “Made in Egypt” Date of production Durability ( shelf life) Net weight
Gross weight Brix-value Color Bostwick pH Drum’s number
6. STORAGE CONDITIONS
The product must be stored at room temperature in a dry place, protected from direct sunlight and heat, without having any noticeable change in product quality.
7. SHELF LIFE
Shelf life is 24 months when kept under proper storage conditions.
Paste and Juice company is one of the largest companies operating in the Egyptian food industry today. The company was established in 1995 and since then has developed a long and successful experience in manufacturing pulps, pastes and fruit juices for its own brands and also a variety of products tailored separately for private labeling. Headquartered ...
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