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Pickled fruits and vegetables; (HS: 2001); (ICS: 67.080.20)

SI 58 part 3 - Pickled or soured canned vegetables: Pickled fruits and vegetables (6 page(s), in English; 16 page(s), in Hebrew)

Revision of the Mandatory Standard SI 58 to be replaced with SI 58 part 3, dealing with pickled fruits and vegetables. The old standard's scope covered all types of pickled or acidified canned vegetables. In this revision, the scope will be divided into different kinds of vegetables; each will be covered a different standard's part. This proposed part adopts the Codex Alimentarius Standard CXS 260 - 2007 and will apply to all types of fruits and vegetables except pickled cucumbers, kimchi, table olives, sauerkraut, chutneys and relishes. The adopted standard includes a few changes that appear in the standard's Hebrew section as follows:  

·         The standard's scope does not apply to products intended for further processing;

·         Adds to the standard's scope a requirement that hermetically sealed products shall also comply with the requirements of Israel Mandatory Standard SI 143;

·         In sub-section replaces the reference to a codex standard with reference to proposed Israel Mandatory Standard SI 441 part 3;

·         Replaces sub-section dealing with basic ingredients and requires compliance with Israel's Public Health Regulations (The sanitary quality of drinking water and drinking water facilities) 5773-2013 or WHO latest document of Guidelines for drinking-water quality. Additional additives should comply with the relevant Mandatory Standard; for example, olive oil should comply with SI 191, salt with SI 411, oil with SI 216, and vinegar with SI 1160;

·         Replaces items (1)-(9) in sub-section dealing with optional ingredients;

·         Replaces sub-section 3.1.3(h) dealing with other permitted ingredients and requires that sugars and syrups should comply Israel Mandatory Standard SI 356 and honey with SI 353;

·         Changes sub-section;

·         Adds a remark to section 3.3 dealing with classification of defective;

·         Replaces section 3.4 dealing with the lot acceptance;

·         Replaces section 4 dealing with food additives and apply instead Israel's Public Health Regulations (Food) (Food Additives) 5761-2001;

·         Replaces section 5.1 dealing with mycotoxins and apply Israel's Public Health Regulations (Food) (Mycotoxins in foods) 5756-1996 instead;

·         Replaces section 5.2 dealing with pesticide residues and apply Israel's Public Health Regulations (Food) (Pesticide residue) 5751-1991 instead;

·         Replaces section 5.3 dealing with heavy metals and apply instead the Ministry of Health's guidelines for heavy metals and tin MRLs from 01-05-2016 and its updates;

·         Replaces section 6 dealing with hygiene and apply instead Israel's Public Health Regulations (Food) 5775-2015;

·         Changes a few requirements included in section 7.1 dealing with the fill of container;

·         Replaces all labelling requirements appearing in section 8 and instead apply the requirements of Israel Mandatory Standard SI 1145, with a few exceptions;

·         Deletes a few requirements of section 9 dealing with methods of analysis and sampling and allows compliance with Israel Mandatory Standard SI 143.

Both the old standard and the new revised standard will apply for at least two years from the entry into force of this revision. During this period products may be tested according to the old or the new revised standards.

All sections of the proposed standard will be mandatory after entry into force of this revision.