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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Evaluate the quality of a fruit juice, fruit juice concentrate or fruit -milk mixture, as indicated by its Brix-acid ratio 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9149  Evaluate the quality of a fruit juice, fruit juice concentrate or fruit -milk mixture, as indicated by its Brix-acid ratio 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2004-10-13  2005-11-30  SAQA 0556/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-11-30   2009-11-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
120244  Evaluate the quality of a fruit juice, fruit juice concentrate or fruit milk mixture as indicated by its Brix-acid ratio  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • demonstrate knowledge of determining the Brix-acid ratio,
  • prepare for the determination of the % total soluble solids (?Brix) and titratable acidity,
  • determine the % total soluble solids (?Brix), titratable acidity and Brix-acid ratio,
  • report on the quality of a fruit juice, fruit juice concentrate or fruit-milk mixture in terms of its Brix-acid ratio.

    This unit standard is for anyone who works in a food laboratory and needs to determine the Brix-acid ratios of fruit juice, fruit juice concentrates or fruit-milk mixtures.

    This unit will contribute to the full development of the learner within the food or beverage manufacturing environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of manufacturing and assembly. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the food or beverage manufacturing and processing environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Description of required skills:
    Determination of the titratable acidity.
    Determination of the % total soluble solids (Brix).
    Knowledge of basic physics and chemistry principles NQF 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this unit standard is for anyone who works in a food laboratory and needs to determine the Brix-acid ratios of fruit juice, fruit juice concentrates or fruit-milk mixtures.

    The context of this unit standard is described in the range statements under the assessment criteria.

    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process requires a range of well-developed skills and offers a significant choice of procedures. Some relevant theoretical knowledge, interpretation of available information, discretion and judgement, as well as a range of known responses to familiar problems are employed. The application of this unit standard is to qualify the person for certification in skilled occupations and sub-trades. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of determining the Brix-acid ratio. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. "% Total soluble solids (Brix)" is defined according to standard food principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Acidity of fruit juices, fruit juice concentrates or fruit milk mixtures is defined according to standard food principles 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The definition refers to the different natural acidities in fruit juice.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. "Brix-acid ratio" is defined according to standard food principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The purpose and importance of determining the Brix-acid ratio as a quality control test are explained according to standard food principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The explanation refers to:
  • Legal requirements,
  • Consistency of product composition,
  • Taste profiles,
  • Profitability of production.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for the determination of the % total soluble solids (Brix) and titratable acidity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Preparation of equipment and personal preparation is done according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparations include:
  • Hygienic practices,
  • Wearing of protective clothing and safety gear.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The sample is marked and maintained in such a way that it meets the requirements for the % total soluble solids (Brix) and titratable acidity tests. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Equipment and reagents for the tests are prepared according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The samples for determination of the % total soluble solids (Brix) and titratable acidity are prepared according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine the % total soluble solids (Brix), titratable acidity and Brix-acid ratio. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Two (2) samples must be analysed in duplicate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The % total soluble solids (Brix) of each sample is determined according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The % titratable acidity of each sample is determined according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The equipment and reagents are handled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The % total soluble solids (Brix) of each sample is established without error. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The % titratable acidity of each sample is established without error. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The Brix-acid ratio of each sample is calculated according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Evaluations are carried out in the designated area and according to site schedules, instructions and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. The purpose of working in line with site schedules is explained according to standard food principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    9. Samples are evaluated safely, and with the most economic use of time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    10. The equipment is left clean and ready for re-use in the designated area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    11. The work area is left in a safe and clean condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    12. Problems are solved within scope of work. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Report on the quality of a fruit juice, fruit juice concentrate or fruit-milk mixture. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Report on the quality of a fruit juice, fruit juice concentrate or fruit-milk mixture in terms of its Brix-acid ratio. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Results are recorded according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The specifications for the Brix-acid ratio of the product are identified according to site-specific standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The results of the determinations on the product are used to make a conclusion on its quality according to site-specific standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Deviations from the specifications for the Brix-acid ratio of the product are explained according to standard food principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The potential causes of recording inaccurately are explained according to standard food principles.. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The purpose of accurate documentation is explained according to standard food and legislation principles. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner`s competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication, using verbal (language) and/or writing skills.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions.
  • Practical demonstration of determining the Brix-acid ratio of a fruit juice, fruit juice concentrate or fruit-milk mixture. Two (2) samples must be analysed in duplicate. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Identifying and solving problems within scope of work.

    Evident in the following specific outcome:
  • Determine the quality of raw milk. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Working in line with site-schedules.

    Evident in the following specific outcome:
  • Determine the quality of raw milk. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Preparing for analysis of the samples.

    Evident in the following specific outcome:
  • Prepare for milk quality tests. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Performing the titratable acidity and Brix tests and evaluating the results.

    Evident in the following specific outcomes:
  • Determine the quality of raw milk.
  • Report on the quality of raw milk in terms of its acceptability for further processing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Keeping records.

    Evident in the following specific outcomes:
  • Report on the quality of raw milk in terms of its acceptability for further processing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Performing the titratable acidity and Brix tests safely.

    Evident in the following specific outcome:
  • Determine the quality of raw milk. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large.

    Evident in all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 120244, which is "Evaluate the quality of a fruit juice, fruit juice concentrate or fruit milk mixture as indicated by its Brix-acid ratio", Level 3, 3 credits.

    1. Legal requirements:

    The following acts and/or codes, current and future regulations and amendments will be applicable:
  • Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, No. 54 of 1972,
  • Health Act, No 63 of 1977,
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993,
  • SABS Food Hygiene Management Code 49: 1989.

    2. Definition of terms within this unit standard:

    Terminology and clarification/ explanation/ definition.

    Standard operating procedures:
    Refer to company procedures, prescribed procedures from the manufacturer, personal and food safety procedures, good manufacturing practices, best practices, applicable legislation, time frames, recipes and specifications. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  20214   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Dairy Primary Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-12-05  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20212   National Certificate: Food Laboratory Practices: Dairy Laboratory Analyst  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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