Roasted and chopped hazelnut kernels

Crushed hazelnuts

The specifications of the finished products manufactured by “AGRO WEST” company

1. Product name:

    Roasted and chopped hazelnut kernels

2. Size (diameter):

    0-2 mm, 1-3 mm, 2-4 mm, 3-5 mm, 4-6 mm

3. Product description:

    Uniformly sized, shaped and colored fragments of roasted and chopped hazelnut kernels

4.  General requirements:

    Roasted and chopped hazelnut kernels must meet the requirements of present specifications and the Directive № 25 of the government of Azerbaijan, dated 30.04.2010 as well as to TŞ AZ 3156503-02-2011 standards.

5.  Packaging:

    Heat-sealed vacuum bags are made of wrapping film materials and packed in corrugated boxes with the net weight of 25 kg, 20 kg, 12.5 kg, 10 kg, 5 kg, 1 kg, 0.5 kg

6. Marking of packaging:

    The marking is applied contains the following data on packing in English and Russian languages:
    - Name of the product
    - Manufacturer’s name, address and country of origin
    - Product batch number
    - Date of harvest and packing
    - Gross and net weight

7.  Storage:

    Stored in packed form in clear and dry warehouses with the relative humidity level of air not exceeding 55-60% and at temperature   from   +10C to +20C

8. Shelf life:

    Guaranteed shelf life is 12 months if stored under specified storage conditions.

The characteristics and applied standards of the goods

1. Organoleptic properties Parameter Roasted and chopped  hazelnut kernels

Size (diameter): 0-2 mm, 1-3 mm, 2-4 mm, 3-5 mm, 4-6 mm

Regulatory document taken as the basis for related testing procedures
Appearance Uniformly sized, shaped and colored fragments of roasted hazelnut kernels TŞAZ  3156503-02-2011
Taste and smell A taste and smell characteristic of roasted hazelnut kernels; no foreign taste and smell TŞAZ  3156503-02-2011
Color Varies from cream-white to gold color; having a cream tint on the points of fracture TŞAZ  3156503-02-2011


crispy TŞAZ  3156503-02-2011
Moisture, %, max. 2,5 TŞAZ  3156503-02-2011
Existence of mouldy and rancid hazelnut kernel fragments, damaged by pests and yellowed fragments Unacceptable TŞAZ 3156503-02-2011
Kernel fragments with unseparated husk, %/ max. 15,0 TŞAZ 3156503-02-2011
Allowed variation from predetermined sizes, %  of the total quantity. Max. 5,0 TŞAZ 3156503-02-2011



2. Physical and chemical parameters




3. Microbiological parameters






4. Safety profile, mg/kg, max.

Contamination by nutshell fragments and foreign matters (stone and etc.) unacceptable TŞAZ 3156503-02-2011
Existence of live pests (insects and their larvas) unacceptable TŞAZ 3156503-02-2011
Peroxide value, mol, O2/kg 3,5 GOST 51487-99
Acid value, ml, potassium hydroxine /g 1,0 GOST  50457-92
weight percentage of fat,  % not less than 59,0 GOST 5899-85
Coliforms detected in 0.1 g of the product 0.1 GOST 30518-97,

GOST 50474-93

Pathogens detected in  25 grams of the product, including Salmonella Unacceptable GOST  50480-93, GOST 30519-97
Molds, CFU (colony-forming units)/g 500 GOST 10444.12-88

GOST 26670-01

Toxic agents
Mass concentration of lead 0.5 GOST 26932-86
Mass concentration of arsenic 0.3 GOST  26930-86
Mass concentration of cadmium 0.1 GOST 26933-86
Mass concentration of quicksilver 0.05 GOST 26927-86
Mass concentration of B1 aflatoxin, mu/kg, max. 0.005 GOST 30711-01,
hexa-chloro-cyclo-hexane, mu/kg, max 0,5 СанПиН 42-123-4540
dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane and its metabolites mg/kg, max. 0,15 СанПиН 42-123-4540
cesium -117, max. 200 МУК
Strontium – 90, max. 100 МУК

9. Organization of pallets:

    Corrugated boxes on pallets – dry, clean and without foreign smell
    - placing the underlying cards between the pallet surface and load
    - a pallet may contain only one lot of the product
    - a pallet with loaded product is covered with stretch film
    - delivery of products on europallets (800 x 1200 mm)

10. Transportation:

    Transportation is in covered trucks. The carrying vehicle is examined for cleanness, dryness and existence of insects and foreign smell. Each vehicle has a certificate of hygiene.