|Cherries are fun to eat. They make
us feel good. When things turn out better than we hoped
they would, or when something exceeds our expectations,
those extras are "the cherries on top". When life is good
and we're really happy, "Life is just a bowl of cherries."
Fruit Company manufacturing
facilities, raw product origination and finished product
processing conform to all federal regulations within the
meaning of the U.S. federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act
of 1938 and amendments, thereto including Good Manufacturing
Practices, 21 CFR Part 110. Drained, filled and net weights
comply with Federal, State and local weight and measures
standards. Processing conforms to Kosher and Halal standards.
The Company has in place a HACCP program encompassing
all aspects of the manufacturing process. This program
includes a traceability and recall program. Each jar is
coded with a “Manufactured Date” and code
designating type of product and size of cherry. Shipping
cartons are labeled with brand, product type, cherry size,
jar code and customer-requested information.
Maraschino Cherries with stems, without stems and/or halves
products are made from mature, well-formed, clean and
sound, U.S. No. 1 sweet cherries (Prunus avium). Cherries
are stabilized and firmed in sulfur dioxide and calcium
salts-based brine prior to processing. Processing includes
some or all these steps: inspecting, cleaning, sorting
by size, bleaching, pitting, slicing, coloring, sweetening
and flavoring. Finished products are packed in flavored
(filtered) syrup in wide mouth jars.
Labeled Ingredients and Content Percentage
(grouped and rounded)
Sweet Cherries (50%), Water (30%), Corn Syrup, High Fructose
Corn Syrup, Sugar (20%), Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Natural
and Artificial Flavors, Preserved with Sodium Benzoate
and Potassium Sorbate, Red 40, Sulfur Dioxide as a Preservative
(less than 0.5%).
All ingredients are approved for use by FDA and are within