Food and Drug Regulations
B.11.134. [S]. Apricot Nectar, Peach Nectar or Pear Nectar
(a) shall be the unfermented but fermentable pulpy product, intended for direct consumption, obtained by blending the total edible part of sound and ripe apricots, peaches and pears, as the case may be, concentrated or unconcentrated with water and, subject to subparagraph (e)(i), a sweetening ingredient;
(b) shall contain
(i) in the case of peach nectar and pear nectar, not less than 40 per cent by weight of the fruit or the equivalent derived from the concentrated fruit, and
(ii) in the case of apricot nectar, not less than 35 per cent by weight of the fruit or the equivalent derived from the concentrated fruit;
(c) shall contain not less than 13 per cent soluble solids by weight expressed as °Brix on the International Sucrose Scales and calculated by refractometer at 20°C and uncorrected for acidity;
(d) shall not contain more than 3 g/kg (3000 ppm) of ethanol and 10 mg/kg (10 ppm) of hydroxy methyl furfural; and
(e) may contain
(i) honey if no other sweetening ingredient is employed,
(ii) citric acid and malic acid at levels consistent with good manufacturing practice,
(iii) lemon juice, and
(iv) vitamin C.
- SOR/79-660, s. 2.
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