White grape juice concentrate is produced from the concentration of juice obtained from the white grapes of the Vinifera variety. The juice is obtained by the pressing of fresh white grapes free from rot and/or fermentation. The juice shall be processed to remove skins, seed and other extraneous matter, enzyme clarified and concentrated.
The product shall not be adulterated or misbranded within the meaning of the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act, including the Pesticide Chemical & Food Additive Amendments to such Act. The processed product contains no residues of any pesticide chemical in excess of the tolerance for such pesticide chemical in such product established under the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act.
The processor should obtain written statements from the growers that only pesticides registered for use in the United States of America were used and that no illegal or unsafe residues remain on the crops.
All ingredient components, in-process product, finished product, and food contact packaging shall be handled in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices. The concentrate shall be practically free of foreign matter, off odor, rot, visible mold, insects, and insect fragments.
TEST PARAMETERS METHOD
*Brix 65.0 minimum Refractometer 20° C AOAC Official Method 932.12 Solids (Soluble) in Fruits & Fruit Products.
*Acid 0.8 – 1.2
*pH 2.6 –3.8
OD 430 0.075 – 0.15 Measure at single strength
Path length 10 mm
*Turbidity <5.0 NTUs Dilute to 16.0 brix –Heat to 195 -200?F Cool to ~68?F *SO2 less than 50 ppm
HMF less than 20
Visual Yeast <500,000 cells/mL Stained (dead)
Identification None Live
Defects 2.0% maximum Dilute to 16.0° brix Insoluble solids centrifuge and record
%ISS any sediment.
ORGANOLEPTIC ANALYSIS:(reconstituted brix)
Flavor Clean and bland, slight fruity note
No fermented flavor or cooked flavors.
Odor No musty, earthy or off notes
Visual color Clear, water-white
*Yeast/Mold < 100/g FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual 8th ed.
T.P.C. 1000/g maximum AOAC Official Method 966.23 Total Plate Count
Coliforms Negative FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual 8th ed.
NEW STEEL DRUMS, WITH DOUBLE POLYLINER, ASEPTIC FILLING, 60 GALLONS (227 LITERS, 305 NET KG)
WOODEN BINS, WITH DOUBLE POLYLINER, ASEPTIC FILLING, 285 GALLONS (1078 LITERS, 1450 NET KG)
FLEXYTANK – 4160 GALLONS (15735 LITERS, 21.180 NET KG)
PESTICIDE RESIDUES: In conformance with Code of Federal Regulations, 2002. Title 40 Part 180: Tolerances & Exemptions from Tolerances for Pesticide Chemicals in Food.