Green Diced Tomatoes
Diced green tomatoes in green tomato juice produced at The Morning Star Packing Company begins with green tomatoes that are washed, sorted and diced. The green tomatoes in green tomato juice are aseptically processed and filled into an aseptic bag. The product shall be processed in accordance with good manufacturing practices. The product shall conform in every respect to the provisions set forth under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, and shall meet the standards established by the California Department of Food and Agriculture unless otherwise specified below.
Chemical and Physical (at time of pack)
|Flavor and Odor||+||Typical green tomato flavor and aroma. No off flavors.|
|Drained Weight||Target 55%; 45% minimum||Using #8 Screen|
|Diced Size||/8” x ½” x 3/8”|
|pH||4.00 ± 0.40|
|Brix||4.0 ± 1.5°Brix|
|Color||+||Typical for green tomatoes.|
Meets CFR Title 21 requirements for commercial sterility.
Howard Mold Count ≤ 12 %
The product is to be kept from freezing and not stored at temperatures above 110 F.