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GENERAL INFORMATION:

Production Area:

The coastline of the Aegean Sea in Turkey has the most fertile areas to grow tomatoes.

Total Crop Size:

Approximately 16.000 tones/year in Turkey.

Production Period:

Between July-October.

Process Types:

Salted or Sulfur Dioxided (SO2) treated tomatoes Halves, Strips (Jullienne Cut), Diced, Ready-to-Eat (RTE)

PACKAGING:
For Halves, Strip, Diced types of sun-dried tomatoes packed in vacuum packs of 3 x 5 kgs Net in one 15 kgs carton.
Quantity in 1 x 20’’ FCL: 12.180 kgs Net (812 cartons)
Quantity in 1 x 40’’ FCL: 22.500 kgs Net (1500 cartons)

 

1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION  
7. STORAGE & SHELF LIFE The goods must be stored under the conditions of max. 4°C
Sound, whole, ripe, red tomatoes are selected, washed, halved, de-seeded, dewatered, sun dried under controlled conditions and inspections prior to packing. The resultant product is a uniform red colour. Flavour, reconstituted, is characteristic of fresh tomato without off tastes. The product may be further chopped to any size required by the customer.
2. SENSORIAL ANALYSIS  
2.1. Color Red
2.2. Odour Characteristic free of foreign odour
2.3. Taste Characteristic  
3. PHYSICAL ANALYSIS (in 1000 g)  
3.1. Size (diced) 3x3mm, 5x5mm, 10x10mm or accordingly
customers request such as 1/8inch, 1/4inch,
powder, Julienne cut / Strips
3.2. Sun burnt, over dried, discolored % Max 5
3.3. Insect Damaged % Max 2
3.4. Living Insects and Living worms % Nil
3.5. ForeignMaterial (characteristic – chaff, leaf, stalk, etc.) Pc/kg 3
3.6. ForeignMaterial (non characteristic) % Nil
3.7. Dirt attached % Min 1
3.8 Damaged % Max 2
Total Tolerance % 9
4. CHEMICAL ANALYSIS  
4.1. Sulphur Dioxide 2.500ppm
4.2. Moisture Content % 18 – 20 (% 10 – 12 for powder)
4.3. Activity of Water 0,8 – 0,95
4.4. Salt % 4,0 – 7,5 (max)
5. MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS  
5.1. Total bacteriological count [/g] 50.000 max.
5.2. Mould / Yeast [/g] 1.000 max.
5.3. Coliform count / E.coli [/g] 10 max. / [1g] Negative
5.4. Salmonella 25g Negative
6. PACKAGING The goods are packed in a clean and sound condition as corrugated cardboard with inner polybag protection. No material is used which is not suitable for food products. Labeling is done according to EC rules.