Sourced from China, our watermelon kernels have a minimum shelf life of 12 months from the date of manufacture and are 99.5% pure.
The watermelon kernels are 6mm+ in size, with a flat oval shape and whitish beige. The texture is firm and free flowing. The taste and odour characteristic of the product is without taints and non-fresh characteristics.
Extraneous vegetable material makes up <0.05%, broken (smaller than ½) seeds/kernels <5% and discoloured seeds/kernels < 2%. The product is free from unhulled seeds/kernels, glass, metal, plastic, wood, stones, mud balls, insect damage and infestation.
Packaged in 2 x 12.5kg blue vacuum packed bags in cartons, featuring the company name, product name, batch number, pack weight, BBE date and country of origin, the product should be stored in a cool and dry place at ambient temperatures.
The microbiological and chemical specification is*:
- Aerobic plate count (TVC) <50,000 cfu/g
- Aflatoxin B1 <2 µg/kg
- Cadmium <0.1mg/kg
- E.coli <8,000 cfu/g
- Lead <0.2mg/kg
- Moisture <7.5%
- Moulds <8,000 cfu/g
- Salmonella Absent in 25g
- Sum of Aflatoxin (B1, B2, G1, G2) <4 µg/kg
- Sum of pesticide is in line with current EU legislation (No. 396/2005)
- Yeasts <8,000 cfu/g
* The above specification was correct at the time of publishing but should be used as guidance only. For the current specification please contact us.
Please note: We recommend further testing before a ‘free from’ guarantee is made as we cannot guarantee our products have no minor traces from cultivation or transport contamination.