Description of the product:

Blueberry juice concentrate clear is produced solely from the edible part of sound and ripe named fruit (Vaccinium myrtillus L).  Product is made using enzymes, clarifying agents (except of gelatin), without addition of sugars, sweeteners, extracts, acids, flavourings, preservatives and other additives. GMO-derived products as well as genetic engineering, nanotechnology and their products are not used in production. Product is preserved exclusively by physical means except using ionizing radiation treatment. Product is made in compliance with the requirements of TU U 15.3 32475074-007 “Fruit and Vegetable Juice Concentrates. Technical Requirements” and in conformance with the relevant Reference Guidelines of the A.I.J.N. Code of Practice and the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) as described in the Codex Alimentarius/W.H.O

Sensorial evaluations:

Appearance Clear viscous syrupy liquid, without admixtures and foreign inclusions
Colour Dark violet
Taste Typical for blueberry juice, slightly changed within the thermal processing, without off-tastes
Flavour With slight blueberry flavor, without off-flavour

Analytical specifications:

In the source product Unit Min Target Max Test method
Remarks
Soluble solids content ˚Brix refr. 64,5  65,5 GOST 28562 COA1
Titrable acidity (as malic acid @ pH 8,1 end-point) % 5,5  7,5 DSTU 4957 COA1
In juice diluted to10.0Brix (refr.)
Turbidity NTU  < 2,5 5,0 GOST 8756.11
Stability NTU  < 1,0 1,5 heat-cold test
Color index (A520/A420) % 2,0 > 2,5 Spectrophotometry 10 mm cuvette
Sediment % absen DSTU 7000
Mineral, plant, and foreign impurities % absent DSTU 4913
Ethanol content g/l < 2 3 DSTU ISO 2448
Pectin free 1:2 ethanol test
COA1 - Mentioned in Certificate of Analysis for each delivery

Food safety specifications:

In juice diluted to 10.0Brix (refr.) Unit Target Max Test method
Hydroxymethyl furfural (5-HMF) mg/l 20 GOST 29032
Patulin mg/kg 0,01 DSTU 4947
Toxic elements
Lead (Pb) mg/kg 0,05 GOST 26932, DSTU ISO 6633, GOST 30178
Arsenic (As) mg/kg 0,1 GOST 26930, DSTU ISO 6634
Cadmium (Cd) mg/kg 0,03 GOST 26933, DSTU ISO 6561, GOST 30178
Mercury (Hg) mg/kg 0,01 GOST 26927, DSTU ISO 6637
Copper (Cu) mg/kg 5,0 GOST 26931, DSTU ISO 7952, GOST 30178
Zinc (Zn) mg/kg 5,0 GOST 26934, DSTU ISO 6636-2, DSTU ISO 6636-3, GOST 30178
Pesticides
Hexachlorocyclohexane (α-, β-, γ-isomers) mg/kg absent 0,05 GOST 30349
DDT and its metabolites mg/kg absent 0,1 GOST 30349
Radionuclides
Strontium-90 Bq/kg 50 МВ 5778
Cesium-137 Bq/kg 500 МВ 5779
The specification complies with the Ukrainian Medical and Biological Requirements and Sanitary Norms of Quality for Food Raw Materials and Food Products N 5061-89 of 01.08.89, State Sanitary Norms “Acceptable Levels of Radionuclides 137Cs and 90Sr in food and potable water”. Target levels for nitrates and toxic elements are in compliance with AIJN Code of Practice, and ones for pesticides are within the limits indicated in the relevant EC Directives.

Microbiological specifications:

Unit Max Test method
Aerobic Plate Count cfu/g 1000 GOST 10444.15
Yeasts cfu/g 500 GOST 10444.12, GOST 28805
Moulds cfu/g 500 GOST 10444.12, GOST 28805
Coliforms cfu/g absence GOST 30518
Pathogens, including Salmonella cfu/25g absence DSTU EN 12824

Storage, transportation, labeling:

Product is packed in stainless steel tanks or in sealed drums with food grade polyethylene bag.

Shelf life and storage temperature:

- 24 months frozen at the temperature no higher than -18 ºC;

- 12 months at the temperature no higher than + 5 ºC.

Product should be transported at a temperature corresponding to the temperature of storage.

Labeling of packed product should be in compliance with the contract.

Usage:

For industrial use in production of food intended for general purpose. The product is clear and stable and it does not need an additional filtration after reconstitution.