Beans

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Quick frozen Green Beans are the product prepared from fresh, clean, sound, succulent pods of the plants which has been trimmed, washed, cut, sufficiently blanched to ensure adequate stability of color, flavour during normal marketing cycles and which conform to the characteristics of the species Phaseolus vulgaris L. or Phaseolus coccineus L.

Description

The IQF Beans should posses good color, flavor, body, and to be manufactured under highly sanitary conditions. The product should be packed in food grade packing material and stored & distributed at temp below -18°C.

Specification

Tolerance of Defects:
Sr no. Parameters Acceptable Limits
Physical Characteristics
1. Color Green
2. Odor No off odor
3. Taste Characteristic
4. Texture Tender – Non fibrous
5. Size 10 , 15 or 20mm (as per requirement)
6. Shape Diagonal cut (approximately 45o to the longitudinal axis)
7. Major Blemish Below 1%
8. Minor Blemish Below 3%
9. Stem end Below 0.5%
10. Small pieces Below 20%
11. Fibrous Units Below 1.0%
12. Infected Nil
13. Extraneous Vegetable Matter Nil
14. Foreign Material Nil
Chemical Characteristics
1. Peroxidase – ve
Microbiological Standards
1. Total Plate Count Less than 100000 cfu/g
2. Coliform Less than 1000 cfu/g
3. Yeast & Mould Less than 1000 cfu/g
4. E Coli Absent in cfu/g
5. Salmonella Absent in 25g
6. Staphylococcus Aureus Absent in 25g
7. Listeria Monocytogens Absent in 25g
Packaging: Bulk packing in HDPE 30 kg Bags with food grade inner liner, Consumer packing as per customer requirement
Shelf Life: 18 months from date of manufacturing
Storage Condition: -18 oC or below
Delivery: In refrigerated vans to maintain product temperature below -18 oC