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The Jam and Similar Products (Wales) Regulations 2018

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PART 8Sweetened chestnut purée

38.  Sweetened chestnut purée is a mixture, brought to a suitable consistency, of water, sugar and puréed chestnuts.

39.  Notwithstanding paragraph 38, a permitted sweetener may be used in the manufacture of sweetened chestnut purée either wholly or partially as a replacement for sugar.

40.  Not less than 380 grams of puréed chestnuts must be used for the manufacture of every 1,000 grams of the finished product.

41.  As well as the ingredients mentioned in paragraphs 38 and 39, the product may contain an authorised additional ingredient provided that, where there are restrictions in Schedule 2 relating to the use of that additional ingredient, it is used as specified in Schedule 2.

42.  Any raw materials used to manufacture the product in accordance with this Part that are mentioned in Schedule 3 must not have been treated except using an authorised treatment.

43.  The product must have a soluble dry matter content of 60% or more as determined by refractometer at 20°C except for—

(a)a product in respect of which sugar has been wholly or partially replaced by a permitted sweetener; and

(b)a product in respect of which a reduced sugar claim is made in accordance with the conditions laid down in Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

44.  In this Part “chestnuts” (“castan”) means the fruit of the sweet chestnut tree (Castanea sativa).

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