Concord Grape Juice Product Specification

Product Specifications

  • Concord Grape Juice, Not From Concentrate

    Product Specification -- Effective: 3/8/05; Supersedes: New

    Product and Process Description:

    Not From Concentrate (NFC) Concord Grape Juice is a dark purple, highly flavorful grape juice. It is produced from mature, unfermented Eastern US (Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt) Concord Grapes (Vitus Labrusca) by pressing into juice, then clarifying, and detartrating. No water, other grapes, grape juices, sugars, or sulfites have been added.

    NFC Concord Grape Juice has been processed in accordance with good manufacturing practices under strictly sanitary conditions that meet the requirements of the U.S Food and Drug Administration (21 CFR Parts 110 - GMP and 120 - HACCP) and New York State Dept. of Agriculture and Markets. It is the product of USA.

    Product Specifications:

    Brix 14.7 - 17.0 at 20 degrees C
    Titratable Acidity 0.50 - 1.30 w/w % as Tartaric Acid
    pH 2.7-3.7
    Color > 7.5 corrected absorbance at 520 nm when diluted with pH 3.2 McIlvanes buffer
    Color Ratio >= 1.8 (abs 520 nm/ abs 430 nm)
    Color - visual Purple - Red, No Brown Cast
    Turbidity < 50 NTU
    Insoluble Solids < = 1%
    Sulfite < 10 ppm
    Organoleptic Full bodied aroma and flavor; no off flavors
    Total Plate Count <100 CFU/mL Maximum
    Yeast and Mold Count <100 CFU/mL Maximum
    Total Coliforms <10 CFU/mL Maximum


    Packaging:

    Standard packaging is sealed bulk truck tankers. Juice is also available in a reconditioned open top metal drum with a Brammall seal. Each drum is lined with two food grade polyethylene liners each tied with a self-locking cable ties. Drums are filled to 50.0 gallons (weight varies with actual Brix).

    Shelf Life and Storage:

    NFC grape juice should be processed within two weeks of receipt when stored at 30-40F. Shelf life may be extended by pasteurization.

  • Concord Grape Puree Concentrate, 45 Brix

    Product Specification -- Effective: 5/5/05; Supersedes: New

    Product and Process Description:

    45 Brix Concord Grape Puree Concentrate is a dark purple, pulpy, very viscous, highly flavorful grape puree concentrate. It is produced from mature, unfermented Eastern US (Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt) Concord Grapes (Vitus Labrusca) by removing stems/ seeds/ other large particulates, then pulping the flesh and skins through a screen, and evaporating. Essence has been returned. No other grapes, grape juices, sugars, or sulfites have been added. It does not contain any genetically modified organisms or any major allergens.

    45 Brix Concord Grape Puree Concentrate has been processed in accordance with good manufacturing practices under strictly sanitary conditions that meet the requirements of the U.S Food and Drug Administration (21 CFR Parts 110 - GMP and 120 - HACCP) and New York State Dept. of Agriculture and Markets. It is the product of USA.

    Product Specifications:

    Brix 45 +/- 5 Brix at 20 degrees C
    Titratable Acidity 2.0 - 3.5 w/w % as Tartaric Acid
    pH 2.7-3.7
    Color Dark purple - red, No brown cast
    Sulfite < 10 ppm at 16 Bx
    Organoleptic Full bodied aroma and flavor typical of Eastern Concord grapes; no off flavors
    Total Plate Count <100 CFU/mL
    Yeast and Mold Count <100 CFU/mL
    Total Coliforms <10 CFU/mL


    Packaging:

    Standard packaging is a reconditioned open top metal drum with a Brammall seal. Each drum is lined with two food grade polyethylene liners each tied with a self-locking cable ties. Drums are filled to 50.0 gallons (501 lb net). Puree concentrate is also available by request before the September harvest in 5 gallon pails.

    Shelf Life and Storage:

    The shelf life at <0 degrees F is two years, limited by good stock rotation practices. Grape puree concentrates may develop some sugar and/or tartrate crystallization over long storage periods.

  • Concord Blend Grape Juice Concentrate, 500 color

    Product Specification -- Effective: 3/8/05; Supersedes: 8/17/04

    Product and Process Description:

    Concord Blend Grape Juice Concentrate is a purple/ red, flavorful grape juice concentrate standardized to Brix, acid, color, and flavor. It is produced from mature, unfermented Eastern US (Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt) Concord Grapes (Vitus Labrusca) by pressing into juice, then clarifying, detartrating, evaporating and returning essence. It is standardized by blending with other red and/ or white grape concentrates, which may be domestic or import origin, depending on customer requirements. No sugars, acids, or sweeteners have been added.

    Concord Blend Grape Juice Concentrate has been processed in accordance with good manufacturing practices under strictly sanitary conditions that meet the requirements of the U.S Food and Drug Administration (21 CFR Parts 110 {GMP} and 120 {HACCP}).

    Product Specifications:

    Brix 67.5 - 68.5 at 20 degrees C
    Titratable Acidity 2.0 - 3.0 w/w % as Tartaric Acid
    pH 2.7-3.7
    Color 500 - 600 color; color = (abs @ 520 x 2000)/ sample wt when 2 g diluted into 100 mL with pH 3.2 McIlvanes buffer
    Color Ratio >= 1.6 (abs 520 nm/ abs 430 nm)
    Color - visual Purple - Red, No Brown Cast
    Turbidity < 50 NTU at 16 Bx
    Insoluble Solids <= 1% at 68 Brix
    Sulfite < 10 ppm at 16 Bx
    Organoleptic Full bodied grape aroma and flavor; no off flavors
    Total Plate Count <100 CFU/mL Maximum
    Yeast and Mold Count <100 CFU/mL Maximum
    Total Coliforms <10 CFU/mL Maximum


    Packaging:

    Standard packaging is a reconditioned open top metal drum with a Brammall seal. Each drum is lined with two food grade polyethylene liners each tied with a self-locking cable ties. Drums are filled to 50.0 gallons (556 lb net). Concentrate is also available in bulk tankers or 5 gallon pails.

    Shelf Life and Storage:

    The shelf life at 30-45 degrees F is one year. Grape concentrates may display minor sugar crystallization over long storage periods at storage temperatures below 45 degrees F.

  • Concord Grape Juice Concentrate, 68 Brix

    Product Specification -- Effective: 2/16/05; Supersedes: 8/13/04

    Product and Process Description:

    68 Brix Concord Grape Juice Concentrate is a dark purple, highly flavorful grape juice concentrate. It is produced from mature, unfermented Eastern US (Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt) Concord Grapes (Vitus Labrusca) by pressing into juice, then clarifying, detartrating, evaporating and returning essence. No other grapes, grape juices, sugars, or sulfites have been added.

    68 Brix Concord Grape Juice Concentrate has been processed in accordance with good manufacturing practices under strictly sanitary conditions that meet the requirements of the U.S Food and Drug Administration (21 CFR Parts 110 - GMP and 120 - HACCP) and New York State Dept. of Agriculture and Markets. It is the product of USA.

    Product Specifications:

    Brix 67.5 - 68.5 at 20 degrees C
    Titratable Acidity 2.5 - 4.5 w/w % as Tartaric Acid
    pH 2.7-3.7
    Color > 7.5 corrected absorbance at 520 nm when diluted with pH 3.2 McIlvanes buffer
    Color Ratio >= 1.8 (abs 520 nm/ abs 430 nm)
    Color - visual Purple - Red, No Brown Cast
    Turbidity < 50 NTU at 16 Bx
    Insoluble Solids <= 1% at 68 Brix
    Sulfite < 10 ppm at 16 Bx
    Organoleptic Full bodied aroma and flavor; no off flavors
    Total Plate Count <100 CFU/mL Maximum
    Yeast and Mold Count <100 CFU/mL Maximum
    Total Coliforms <10 CFU/mL Maximum


    Packaging:

    Standard packaging is a reconditioned open top metal drum with a Brammall seal. Each drum is lined with two food grade polyethylene liners each tied with a self-locking cable ties. Drums are filled to 50.0 gallons (556 lb net). Concentrate is also available in bulk tankers or 5 gallon pails.

    Shelf Life and Storage:

    The shelf life at 30-45 degrees F is one year. Grape concentrates may display minor sugar crystallization over long storage periods at storage temperatures below 45 degrees F.