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CODEX Standard for Grape Juice

 

Sl. No.

Parameter

Allowance Limit

1.        

Soluble Solids

15% mass/mass

2.        

Ethanol content

5 g/Kg

3.        

Volatile acids

0.4 g/Kg

4.        

Organoleptic properties

Colour, aroma and flavour characteristic to the varieties of origin

5.        

Use of Concentrates

Permitted, provided the concentrate is originated from same variety source

6.        

Use of CO2

May be carbonated

7.        

Food additives

-Citric Acid, Malic acid, CO2

Limited by GMP

8.        

-L-ascorbic acid

-Processing Aids

400mg/kg in the final product

9.        

Approved Clarifying & filtering agents
X Precipitated CaCO3, Potassium tartrate, Ca(OH)2, Vegetable carbon, N2, CO2

Maximum level 

Limited by GMP

10.    

Contaminants

Maximum level

11.    

 Arsenic (As)

0.2mg/kg

12.    

 Lead (Pb)

0.3mg/kg

13.    

 Copper (Cu)

5mg/kg

14.    

Zinc (Zn)

5mg/kg

15.    

Iron (Fe)

15mg/kg

16.    

Tin (Sn)

150mg/kg

17.    

Sum of copper, zinc and iron

17mg/kg

18.    

Sulphur Dioxide

10mg/kg

19.    

Mineral impurities insoluble in 10% HCl

20mg/kg

20.    

Hygiene

Covered by the provisions as per the International code of Hygienic practice

21.    

Weights and measures: Fill of container

Minimum fill 90%

22.    

Labeling

         Name of the food

         List of ingredients

         List of additional  ingredients

         Additional requirements

         Shelf- life

         Storage instructions, etc.

23.    

Method of analysis and sampling

As per the methods of Codex Alimentarius Commission