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QUESTION AND ANSWER 1 1.What is definition of product ?     These standards refer to apricots dried (naturally) or dehydrated, obtained from mature fruits, botanical name: Prunus Armeniaca L. .  
QUESTION AND ANSWER 2 2.What is the quality requirements ? In all categories, dried apricots must be: 2.1 Whole (with or without kernel) or halves; 2.2 Healthy and especially without mould, without visible evidence of attack by insects or by other parasites and without living insects in any stage of development; 2.3 Clean, without any visible foreign matter; 2.4 Without foreign smell (*) and / or flavour; 2.5 Fleshy, with an elastic and flexible pulp. The moisture content must not be over 20%. However, at the request of customer, moisture content could be in the range of 20-25% or 25- 30%, with the reserve of special processing treatment utilisation (for assuring shelf-life) and mentions in the section "Marks" . The manufacturing and state of dried apricots should be such to enable them to support transport and handling and assure their arrival in good conditions to the delivery point. .
QUESTION AND ANSWER 3 3.What is grade of product ? The dried apricots are graded as follows: 3.1 "Extra category": Dried apricots shipped under this category must be of superior quality. If the product is whole, it must be without kernel. The colour has to be characteristic to the product and homogenous (colour "apricot") without any part which are black, discoloured or with texture defects. The halves must have a clean / net cutting (by knife). 3.2 "Category I": Dried apricots shipped under this category must be of good quality. If the product is whole, must be without kernel. The colour has to be characteristic to the apricots. Tolerance: slight appearance or colour defects (discoloured) and small cuttings of skin but with the condition that all these defects have no impact on product appearance, quality or shelf life. 3.3 Category II: This category covers dried apricots which cannot be classified in superior categories but are according to the minimum requirements defined in section 2. If the product is whole, it could be with kernel. Appearance and colour defects (spots, brown parts but without darkening of fruits) and slight damages of the skin are accepted with the condition that the finished product keeps its characteristics.  
QUESTION AND ANSWER 4 4.What is the size grading ? The size grading is determined by the number of fruits per pound: Category Wholes          Halves Very big                 Less than 50          Less than 100 Big      50-65                                        100-130 Medium      66-75                                        131-150 Small      76-90                                       151-180 Very small More than 90 More than 180 The size grading is mandatory for dried apricots in category "Extra" and "Category I" and has to be mentioned in section "Marks". .  
QUESTION AND ANSWER 5 5.What is the tolerance rate ? 5.1 Category Extra: 5 % in weight of fruits not answering to the quality specifications for this category but in conformity with those of "Category I". 5.2 Category I: 10% in weight of fruits not answering to the quality requirements for this category but being in conformity with those of "Category II". A maximum 0.5% in number of fruits having traces of mould or fermentation or containing dead insects or other parasites is also tolerated. 5.3 Category II: 15% in weight of fruits not answering to the quality specifications for this category but being in conformity with the minimum requirements defined in section 2. A maximum 1% number of fruits with moulds or fermentation or containing dead insects or other parasites is also tolerated. The presence of any living insect or parasite is NOT tolerated, in any of their biological cycles. In all categories, a tolerance is accepted for size grading - 10% in weight of fruits in each pack - in conformity with size from immediately superior and / or inferior size grade identified. Tolerance in moisture level. - It is accepted a variation of 1% more or less as compared to the level indicated in section "Marks". .
QUESTION AND ANSWER 6 6.What is the homogeneity? The content of each shipping or consumer pack must be homogenous and must contain only dried apricots of same origin, quality and size. The visible part of the pack must be representative of all the content.  
QUESTION AND ANSWER 7 7.What is the packing method ? The content of each shipping or consumer pack must be protected against any external or internal deterioration / damages. The packing and material must be new, clean, free from any foreign body, according to the specifications, in line with consumer requirements.  
QUESTION AND ANSWER 8 8.What is the Marks Rules  ? All packages of dried apricots must bear: 8.1 Indication as to contents and their origin: (country of origin name) Dried Apricots; 8.2 Indication as to the category: Extra, I or II; 8.3 Indication as to size grade: very big, big, medium, small or very small and type: wholes or halves; 8.4 The packer's mark as specified by local authorities; These indications must be made clearly and legibly by means of indelible ink or branded outside the package in letters of 2 cm height; 8.5 Indication as to the moisture content, if above 20%, i.e. "Moisture content 20-25 % " or "Moisture content 25-30%"; 8.6 Indication as to the net weight of the package.  
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QUESTION AND ANSWER 9 9.What is the  HS CODE NUMBER OF DRIED   APRICOTS AND APRICOT KERNELS  ?  DRIED APRICOTS HS CODE NUMBER:                       0813.10.00.00.00 APRICOT KERNELS HS CODE NUMBER 1212.99.70.00.14
DRIED APRICOTS HS CODE NUMBER : 0813.10.00.00.00
APRICOT KERNELS HS CODE NUMBER : 1212.99.70.00.14
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          MALATYA DRIED APRICOTS        We are as Malatya Apricot Kernel Factory as well ,one of the Best Sulphured Dried Apricot Manufacturings.Our compnay is one of the Biggest Diced Dried Apricots Manufacturers . At the same time ,we produce and process Conventional  Dried Apricots and succeeded in entering among Conventional Dried Apricots Exporters .Malatya Dried Apricots manufacturing is one of the Unsulphured Diced Apricots Producers.Futhermore, In  Industrial Dried Apricots Exporters list It is listed among first five companies .
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