DRIED SULTANA RAISIN SPECIFICATIONS

SIZES

Jumbo

Standard

Medium

Small

Small Small

Berries per 100 gr.

Up to 240

241 – 340

341 – 500

501 – 650

651 and Over

 

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

QUALITY

RTU

Extra

Grade A

Grade B

Damaged Berries per 100 gr.

0,5%

1%

2%

3%

Undeveloped Berries per 100 gr.

0,3%

0,5%

1%

2%

Sugared Berries per 100 gr. (Before May)

0,3%

0,5%

1%

2%

Sugared Berries per 100 gr. (After May)

1%

2%

2,5%

3%

Mouldy Berries per 100 gr.

0,5%

1%

1,5%

2%

Free capstems (piece/100 gr.)

1

2

3

Attached capstems (piece/100 gr.)

0,5

1

3

4

Embeded stems (piece/12,5 kg box)

1

2

3

5

Foreign Material (piece/12,5 kg box)

0

0

0

0

Stalks (4 – 10 mm) (piece/12,5 kg box)

1

1

2

3

Stalks (> 10 mm) (piece/12,5 kg box)

0

1

1

2

Lump (gr/12,5 kg box)

5

5

5

5

Stone (piece/mton)

1

2

3

5

QUALITY

PROCESS TYPE

ABBREVIATIONS

RTU

W-C-4LS-HPB

W

Washed

Extra

W-C-2LS-HPB

C

Machine Cleaned

Grade A

W-C-2LS

LS

Laser Scanned

Grade B

W-C-LS

HPB

Hand Picking Belt

CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Moisture (%)

Min. 13%

Max. 17%

Oil (%)

Min. 0,3%

Max. 0,5%

Oil Type

Vegetable Oil ( GMO Free )

Ochratoxin A

10 ppb

Pesticide Residues

( Bromopropylate, Cylorpyrifos, Cypermethrin, Parathion-methyl, Flufenoxuron )

Max residue levels according to EU Legislation or Codex as applicable**

Heavy Metals

 

( Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic, Zinc, Mercury )

Max residue levels according to EU Legislation or Codex as applicable**

 

** Max. levels according to EU Legislation no : 472/2002

MICROBIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES

Total Viable Count

Max. 10 000 cfu/gr

Mould

Max. 10 000 cfu/gr

Yeast

Max. 1 000 cfu/gr

Coliform

Max. 10 cfu/gr

Salmonella

Not found

E.coli

Not found

Listeria Monocytogenes

Not found

Alive Insects

Not found

PESTICIDE RESIDUES

( MRL’s according to EU Legislation no: 406/2001, directive: 2003/118, 2002/79, 98/82 )

Bromopropylate

Chlorpyrifos

Cypermethrin

Parathion-methyl

Flufenoxuron

0,05 mg/kg

0,5 mg/kg

0,5 mg/kg

0,02 mg/kg

0,05 mg/kg

 

HEAVY METALS

( Max. levels according to EU Legislation no: 466/2001 )

Lead (Pb)

Cadmium

Arsenic

Zinc

Mercury

0,2 ppm

0,05 ppm

1 ppm

50 ppm

Expected to be below 1 ppm

ORIGIN : Turkey

APPEARANCE : Composed of the berries with the general appearance of the

representative type

TASTE : Typical raisin taste without any foreign taste

SMELL : Typical raisin aroma without any smell or off-odors

CONSISTENCY : Firm, not sticky, free flowing

PACKAGING

  • The cardboard should be clean and strong.

  • The polyethylene bag should not be dirty or torn.

  • The products are packaged in cardboard with inner poly liner and cardboards are sealed with tape.

STORAGE CONDITIONS

  • The packaged raisins should not be exposed to sun or rain.
  • The carton packages should not be stowed to cause any deformation to each other.

  • Maximum nine cartons should be stowed on top of each other incase the packed products are stored on pallets.
  • Packed materials should not be stored more than 35 days at temperature over 30°C.