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COCOA POWDER

 

GHANA ORIGIN

PRODUCT

NATURAL COCOA POWDER

 

 

 

 

QUALITY DESCRIPTION: SUITABLE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION, NON-ALKALINE.

                                            FREE FROM ALL HARMFUL OR TOXIC SUBSTANCES

 

            ORGANALEPTIC, PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

 

 

PARAMETERS

APPEARANCE

FINE POWDER, FREE FROM LUMPS

 

COLOUR

LIGHT BROWN

 

ODOUR AND TASTE

TYPICAL COCOA SMELL, MUST NOT TASTE MOULDY OR BURNT, NO FLAVOUR ADDITIVE

 

MOISTURE

4.00% (MAX)

 

FAT

10.00 - 12.00%

 

PH (10% SOLUTION)

5.20-5.60

 

FINENESS

98.50% (MIN) FINENESS THROUGH A 200 MESH SEIVE (75 MICRONS)

 

TOTAL ASH

5.00-6.40%

 

WATER SOLUBLE ASH

3.00% (MAX)

 

WATER INSOLUBLE ASH

3.40% (MAX)

 

ACID INSOLUBLE  ASH

0.20%(MAX)

 

SHELL CONTENT IN NIBS

1.75% (MAX)

                       

            MICROBIOLOGICAL QUALITY

 

TOTAL PLATE COUNT

5000 CFU PER GRAM (MAX)

 

YEAST

50 CPU PER GRAM (MAX)

 

MOULDS

50 CFU PER GRAM (MAX)

 

ESCHERICHIA COLI

ABSENT IN 1.0G

 

ENTEROBACTERIACEAE

ABSENT IN 1.0G

 

SALMONELLA

ABSENT IN 1.0G

 

            PACKAGING

 

MATERIAL

IN A 4-PLY KRAFT PAPER BAG WITH INNER POLYTHENE LINER

 

NET WEIGHT

25.0KG

 

            STORAGE

 

CONDITIONS

STORE COOL AND DRY AT 20˚C (MAX) AT 60% RELATIVE HUMIDITY (MAX)

 

SHELF LIFE

TWO (2) YEARS IN ORIGINAL PACKAGING WHEN STORED IN THE ABOVE STORAGE CONDITION.