Hazelnut paste

hazelnate paste

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

1. Product name:

    Hazelnut paste

2. Product description:

    Homogenous, finely dispersed paste is made of hazelnut kernels, 100%

3. General requirements:

    Hazelnut paste must meet the requirements of present specifications and the Directive № 25 of the government of Azerbaijan, dated 30.04.2010 as well as to GOST 16835-81 standards.

4. Packaging:

    Plastic pails with hermetically closed covers; with the capacity of 15 and 10 kg
    Plastic barrels with the capacity of 200 – 230 kg

5. Marking of packaging:

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

6. Storage:

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

7. Shelf life:

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

The characteristics of the class of goods and applied standards 

1. Organoleptic properties Parameter Hazelnut paste Regulatory document taken as the basis for related testing procedures
Appearance Homogenous,  Finely dispersed paste made exclusively of hazelnut kernels, no added oils, fats and other flavouring agents 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 brown color, depending on the degree of roasting TŞAZ  3156503-02-2011


Homogenous and fluent TŞAZ  3156503-02-2011
Moisture, %, max. 2.5 TŞAZ  3156503-02-2011
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3. Microbiological parameters



4. Safety profile, mg/kg, max.

Content of irregular kernels, %, min.
degree of fineness (in accordance with Reutov scale), %, max
Peroxide value, mol, O2/kg 3.0 GOST 51487-99
Acid value, ml, potassium hydroxine /g 1,0 GOST 50457-92
Weight percentage of fats, %, max. 67 ГОСТ 5899-85
Coliforms detected in 0.1 g of the product Unacceptable 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 Less than 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

8. Piling on pallets:

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

9. Transportation:

    Shipped in covered trucks. The carrying vehicle should be examined for cleanness, dryness and existence of insects and foreign smells. Each vehicle shall have a relevant certificate of hygiene.