PRODUCT SPECIFICATION
SUN DRIED SULPHURED APRICOTS
ORIGINATED FROM MALATYA
SUPER SPECIAL CLEANED

General Description:Sound, mature, Specially Selected USA Grade Sulfured Sun Dried Malaya Apricots, which have been pitted, washed, cleaned, The Apricots have been thoroughly cured and Sulphur Dioxide has been added. Super Special cleaned apricots are mechanically washed and statically inspected three times. All Apricots are controlled by our food engineers and also controlled officially by the Phytosanitary and Standard Authorities before shipments, which are giving us the certificates, which permit us to affect the export.

* ALL GOODS ARE PASS THROUGH METAL DETECTORS BEFORE AND AFTER PACKAGING.

 

Physical & Chemical Standards

Flavour

Typical of dried apricots, free from off or objectionable flavors.

Color

 Yellow to orange.

Odor

 Typical of dried apricots, free from off or objectionable flavors.

Size 

All Size

Moisture

Between 18-22 %   (25% maximum)

Sulphur Dioxide

2750-3000ppm max. for USA Markets
2000-2500 ppm 
2000 ppm -max / < (For Europen Markets)

 

General:The fruit must be sulphured and pitted Malatya variety uniform in size and color, free from visible sugaring and live mite or insect and fermentation.

Defects:

  Discolored (by weight)

1.0%

  Worm eggs, filth & cocoon (by weight)

0.2%

  Pit fragments

0.02 % max

  Foreign material (by weight) 

0.002%

  Foreign Material (dangerous)

Absent 

  Living insect, worm & mites (in total lot)

Absent

 

Microbiological Standards:

  Standard Plate Count

5,000/g maximum

  Coliforms

10/g maximum

  Yeasts & Moulds 5,000/g maximum

5,000/g maximum

  E.Coli 

10/g maximum

 

 

Country of Origin

Turkey

Recommended Storage & Handling

Store in a cool dry ( +/-5/8 degrees C), free from toxic chemical Odorous, insect and rodent infestation.

Shelf life

In original unopened packaging under recommended storage condition: 10 months.

 

PRODUCT SPECIFICATION
SUN DRIED INDUSTRIAL APRICOTS
SUPER SPECIAL CLEANED

General Description:Sound, mature Industrial Grade Malatya apricots, which have been pitted, washed, cleaned, diced then sun dried. The apricots have been thoroughly cured and sulphur Dioxide added. Super Special cleaned apricots are mechanically washed and statically inspected three times.

* ALL GOODS ARE PASS THROUGH METAL DETECTORS BEFORE AND AFTER PACKAGING.

Physical & Chemical Standards

Flavour

Typical of dried apricots, free from off or objectionable flavours.

Color

 Yellow to orange.

Odor

 Typical of dried apricots, free from off or objectionable flavors.

Size 

All Requested  Size of Buyers
(Exps / 3*5 mm / 5*7 mm / 8*10 mm )

Moisture

Between 18-22 %  (25% maximum)

Sulphur Dioxide

  3,000ppm max.or buyers requested quantities.

 

General:The fruit must be sulphured and pitted Industrial Grade Malatya apricots.

 Variety: Uniform in size and color (for diced); free from visible

Defects:

  Discolored (by weight)

2-3.0%

  Worm eggs, filth & cocoon (by weight)

0.5%

  Pit fragments

0.02 % max

  Foreign material (by weight) 

0.002%

  Foreign Material (dangerous)

Absent 

  Living insect, worm & mites (in total lot)

Absent

 

Microbiological Standards:

  Standard Plate Count

5,000/g maximum

  Coliforms

10/g maximum

  Yeasts & Moulds 5,000/g maximum

5,000/g maximum

 

 

Country of Origin

Turkey

Recommended Storage & Handling

Store in a cool dry ( +/-5/8 degrees C), free from toxic chemical Odorous, insect and rodent infestation.

Shelf life

In original unopened packaging under recommended storage condition: 8 months.

  

NEW CROP NATUREL SUN-DRIED APRICOTS
SPECIFICATIONS, WHICH RESPECT TO AFI & FTS STANDARDS.

 

SERIOUS DAMAGE

STANDARD

EXTRA QUALITY

INSECT DAMAGES  

MAX. 4%

MAX. 3%

MITES ( MACROSCOPIC ) 

NONE 

NONE

VISIBLE MOULD MAX. 1% 

MAX. 1%

NONE

ROT SPOT/DECAY

 MAX. 1%

NONE

IMBEDDED LIGHT DIRTH 

MAX. 3% 

MAX. 2%

HEAVY DIRT

AX. 1%

MAX. 0,50%

FERMENTATION 

NONE

NONE

MAXIMUM ACCEPTABLE
TOTAL SERIOUS DAMAGES

MAX. 5%

 MAX. 3%

DEFECTS

SPECLED

MAX. 4%

MAX. 2%

SCAP/ HAIL DAMAGES

MAX. 4%

MAX. 2%

BRUISED /BLEMISH

MAX. 4%

MAX. 2%

 BLOCKED

MAX. 2%

MAX. 1%

 VERY VET APRICOTS

MAX. 4%

MAX. 2%

FOREIGN MATTER

MAX. 3%(in 12,5kg)  

MAX. 1,5%(in 12,5kg)

ALIVE/DEAD INSECTS/WORMS

 NONE

 NONE

MOISTURE

 22% 

22-23%

 

SIZES

TYPES

SIZE 1  

81/100 PASTE

SIZE 2 

101/120 DICED

SIZE 3

121/140

SIZE 4

141/160

SIZE 5

161/180

SIZE 6

181/200

SIZE 7

201/220

SIZE 8

221/+

 

SERIOUS DAMAGES    :    TOLERANCES BY WEIGHT

INSECT DAMAGES

0.4%

MITES (MACROSCOPIC)

NONE

VISIBLE MOLD

 0.5%

ROT SPOT / DECAY

 0.4%

 IMBEDDED LIGHT FILTH

 <2 mm 1.0%

HAEVY FILTH

 > 2mm 0.15%

FERMENTATION 

  NONE

 

 

MAXIMUM TOLERANCE FOR COMBINATED SERIOUS DAMAGE

2.5%

DEFECTS:

 

SUGARED 

NONE

DISCOLORED 

4.0%

SPECLED 

2.5%

SCAB/HAIL MARKS 

1.5%

BRUISED/BLEMISHED 

2.0%

VERY MOISTURED APRICOTS

1.5%

BLOCKED (3-4PIECES BLOCK) 

1.5%

FOREIGN MATTER-ODOR-TASTE 

NONE

MAXIMUM TOLERANCE FOR COMBINATED DEFECTS 

7,5%

MOISTURE

20-23%

SULPHURE DIOXIDE

 FOR EUROPE : MAX. 2000 PPM
 FOR USA : 2500 - 3000 PPM.
(DETERMINED BY MONIER & WILLIAMS METHOD)

PITS/ PITS FRAGMENTS

NONE

NONE ALLOWENCE FOR INSECT/RODENT INFESTATION,FERMENTATION DUE TO MOLD AND OR YEAST GROWTH. 

ALL GOODS ARE PASS THROUGH METAL DETECTORS BEFORE AND AFTER PACKAGING.

MICROBIOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS:

TOTAL VIABLE PLATE COUNT

 >10.000 UFC/G

SALMONELLA SSP. 

NIL/G

YEAST AND MOULD

 <100 UFC/G

E COLI

<100 UFC/G

ENTERBACTERIES 

<10 UFC/G

ION RADITION

 NO USED

ALL THE APRICOTS ARE CONTROLLED STRICLY BY OUR FOODS AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS , BEFORE AND AFTER PROCESS AND PACKING..

 

  SUN DRIED DICED APRICOT  
SUPER SPECIAL CLEANED

General Description: Sound, mature Industrial Grade Malatya apricots, which have been pitted, washed, cleaned, diced then oven or sun dried(at 80 degrees Celsius). The apricots have been thoroughly cured and Sulphur Dioxide has been added. Super Special cleaned apricots are mechanically and statically inspected and hand picked selected three times.

* ALL GOODS ARE PASS THROUGH METAL DETECTORS BEFORE AND AFTER PACKAGING.

 

Physical & Chemical Standards

Flavour

Typical of dried apricots, free from off or objectionable flavors.

Color

 Yellow to orange.

Odor

 Typical of dried apricots, free from off or objectionable flavors.

Size 

W/O sizing / Uncalibrated

Moisture

Between 18-22 % (25% maximum)

Sulphur Dioxide

3,000ppm max./2000ppm max./ Any level on request of buyer.

 

General:The fruit must be sulphured and pitted Industrial Grade Malatya variety uniform in size and color(for diced); free from visible sugaring and live mite or insect and fermentation.

Defects:

  Discolored (by weight)

3.0%

  Worm eggs, filth & cocoon (by weight)

0.5%

  Pit fragments

Max 0.02%

  Foreign material (by weight) 

0.002%

  Foreign Material (dangerous)

Absent 

  Living insect, worm & mites (in total lot)

Absent

 

Microbiological Standards:

  Standard Plate Count

5,000/g maximum

  Coliforms

10/g maximum

  Yeasts & Moulds 5,000/g maximum

5,000/g maximum

  E.Coli 

10/g maximum

  Foreign material (by weight) 

0.002%

  Foreign Material (dangerous)

Absent 

  Living insect, worm & mites (in total lot)

Absent

 

 

Country of Origin

Turkey

Recommended Storage & Handling

Store in a cool dry ( +/- 8 degrees C), free from toxic chemical Odorous, insect and rodent infestation.

Shelf life

In original unopened packaging under recommended storage condition: 8 months.