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Sultanas: Packing, Transporting And Risk Factors


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Sultanas: Packing, Transporting And Risk Factors

  1. 1. Sultanas Raisins General: Product information Packaging Transport Container transport Cargo securing Risk factors and loss prevention: Temperature Odor Humidity/Moisture Contamination Ventilation Mechanical influences Biotic activity Toxicity / Hazards to health Gases Shrinkage/Shortage Self-heating / Spontaneous combustion Insect infestation / Diseases
  2. 2. Product information Product Name German Sultaninen English Sultanas French Raisins de Smyrne Spanish Pasas gorronas Scientific Vitis vinifera CN/HS number * 0806 20 12 (* EU Combined Nomenclature/Harmonized System)
  3. 3. Product description Sultanas belong to the grapevine family (Vitaceae) and are native to the Caspian Sea. Currants, sultanas and raisins, including those still on the bunch, are known collectively as quot;raisins. The difference between these three dried fruits is explained below: Sultanas: seedless, large-berried and light yellow. Larger than currants and smaller than raisins. Currants: seedless, small-berried, purple/black color. Their name derives from the Greek city of Corinth. Raisins on the bunch: seeded, large-berried, generally with stalk.
  4. 4. To produce: the grapes are grown on the sultana grapevine. The grapes are harvested when overripe. They are then either air-dried or increasingly dried in special drying plants. Most sultanas are bleached, sulfured after drying and mechanically destalked in order to extend their storage life and prevent subsequent discoloration. Such treatment must be indicated appropriately on the packaging. Treatment with vegetable oils is intended to prevent the sultanas from sticking together. Due to their very high sugar content, sultanas are very sweet and similar in flavor to honey. Quality / Duration of storage Sultanas should not exhibit any signs of reduced quality, such as mold, rot, discoloration, maggot or mite infestation, clumps of fruit. Contamination by dirt etc. must also remain within reasonable limits.
  5. 5. Various sources state maximum duration of storage as follows: Temperature Rel. humidity Max. duration of storage Source 4 - 20°C 60 - 70% 12 months [1] 7°C 50 - 60% 12 months [5] Intended use Sultanas are intended to be eaten raw and are used as an ingredient in nut mixes, bakery products, muesli and desserts. Figures Figure 1 Figure 2
  6. 6. Countries of origin This Table shows only a selection of the most important countries of origin and should not be thought of as exhaustive. Europe Turkey, Greece, Spain, Cyprus Africa South Africa Asia Iran, Afghanistan America USA, Mexico Australia Australia
  7. 7. Packaging Raisins are packaged in paperboard cartons or wooden boxes. When packaged in corrugated or millboard cartons, the product should be transported on pallets. The packaging size should be so selected that the dimensions of the individual area modules or area module multiples are conformed to the conventional pallet sizes (800x1200 mm and 1000x1200 mm) and cargo units may thus be produced. Transport Symbols General cargo Temperature-controlled
  8. 8. Means of transport Ship, truck, railroad Container transport Standard containers / refrigerated containers are used, subject to compliance with lower limits for water content of goods, packaging and container flooring. Cargo handling Since the packages are sensitive to impact, appropriate care must be taken during cargo handling. In damp weather (rain, snow), the cargo must be protected from moisture, since this may lead to mold, rot, fermentation and tackiness.
  9. 9. Stowage factor 1.35 - 1.56 m³/t (cartons) [1] 1.28 - 1.39 m3/t (boxes) [11] Stowage space requirements Cool, dry, good ventilation Segregation Marker pen, oil crayon, oiled paper, packing paper Cargo securing In order to ensure safe transport, the cargo must be stowed and secured in the means of transport in such a manner that it cannot slip or shift during transport. If loss of volume and degradation of quality are to be avoided, the packages must not be damaged by other articles or items of cargo.
  10. 10. Risk factors and loss prevention RF Temperature Sultanas require particular temperature, humidity/moisture and possibly ventilation conditions (SC VI) (storage climate conditions). The favorable travel temperature range is 4 - 20°C [1]. Chemical reactions proceed very rapidly at temperatures > 25°C. Heat and pressure cause candying and agglomeration, syrup formation and fermentation in sultanas. Heat generally causes the risk of discoloration and hardening and the product should thus be stowed away from heat sources. At temperatures < 10°C, mite growth is inhibited.
  11. 11. RF Humidity/Moisture Sultanas require particular temperature, humidity/moisture and possibly ventilation conditions (SC VI) (storage climate conditions). Humidity/water Designation Source content Relative 60 - 70% [1] humidity 50 - 60% [5] 17 - 20% [1] Water content 14 - 18% [5] Maximum equilibrium 65% [1] moisture content
  12. 12. Sultanas are strongly hygroscopic (hygroscopicity). Figure 3 Poor drying (water content > 20%) results in mold and the sultanas become inedible. At relative humidities > 70%, sultanas become tacky, grow mold and may support yeast growth. Fermentation may also occur. At relative humidities < 60%, sultanas become tough and hard.
  13. 13. The product must be protected from all forms of moisture (seawater, rain and condensation water) to prevent mold growth, rotting, fermentation and tackiness. In order to prevent wetting of the product by sweat from hold or container surfaces, it should be protected with dunnage . If a fermentation process is initiated, it may eventually affect the entire cargo. RF Ventilation Sultanas require particular temperature, humidity/moisture and possibly ventilation conditions (SC VI) (storage climate conditions). If the product is at quot;shipping drynessquot;, i.e. if there is no risk of degradation by mold etc. due to water content, ventilation is not required. If this is not the case, the following ventilation measures should be implemented: Recommended ventilation conditions: air exchange rate: 6 changes/hour (airing)
  14. 14. RF Biotic activity Sultanas display 3rd order biotic activity. They belong to the class of goods in which respiration processes are suspended, but in which biochemical, microbial and other decomposition processes still proceed. RF Gases No risk. RF Self-heating / Spontaneous combustion No risk.
  15. 15. RF Odor Active Sultanas have a slight, behavior pleasant odor. Passive Sultanas are highly odor- behavior sensitive. RF Contamination Active Excessive temperatures may behavior result in the formation of syrup, which may contaminate other goods. Passive Sultanas are extremely behavior sensitive to contamination.
  16. 16. RF Mechanical influences The packages must be secured appropriately in the hold or container so that they cannot move during transport. In the case of container transport, it is also important for the goods to be secured in the door area so that they cannot fall out of the container when the doors are opened. RF Toxicity / Hazards to health Mite infestation may cause gastrointestinal conditions if the product is eaten. Inhalation of mite dust may cause asthma attacks and frequent contact with mites may result in skin conditions. RF Shrinkage/Shortage The normal weight loss due to a reduction in the moisture content of the product is approx. 1%.
  17. 17. RF Insect infestation / Diseases Sultanas are very frequently infested by pests. Under appropriate temperature and humidity conditions, there is a risk of infestation by maggots, mites, moths (dried fruit moth, meal moth, tobacco moth) and beetles (sap beetles, sawtoothed grain beetles and flour beetles). Mite infestation may be determined by examination with a magnifying glass: mites may be distinguished from crystallized glucose because they are whitish, slow moving dots. Development from the egg to imago (fully formed insect) takes approx. 10 days. A fumigation certificate must be provided. Source : The Transport Information Service (TIS) from the German Insurance Association (GDV e.V.)
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  20. 20. Our Commitments & Values Our Commitments to our esteemed Customers : We believe that our customers come first, and that you are entitled to expect excellent customer service from us. We strive to give you this through personal accountability and professional commitment, working with you to ensure that our products and services meet your needs. Our Corporate Values are: • Guaranteed Product Qaulity • Multi-Level Reliabilitiy • Flexibility with Customers needs • Competitive prices • Timely delivery • Accurate service before and after sale
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