Specialty Sugar

We offer four types of Specialty Sugar with very specific size-availabilities.

Cordial Sugar

Our Cordial Sugar is a low color, floc-free granulated sugar. It is made by crystallizing a purified and filtered thick juice syrup removed from sugar beets or sugarcane, which is then dried and screened to produce a fine granulated sugar meeting our rigid Cordial standards.


Applications
  • Cordials
  • Liquors
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Specialty candies
Available Industrial Sizes

50 pound bags
2000 pound supersacks

50 pound bags  2000 pound supersacks  

General Requirements

This food grade product is manufactured in accordance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices and complies with the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and all other FDA regulations as well as any applicable state statutes and regulations.

Analysis/Typical Analysis

SedimentNMT** 2 ppm
AshNMT** 0.015%
MoistureNMT** 0.035%
ColorWhite, NMT** 20 IU/RBU
FlocNegative
IronNMT** 0.05 ppm
TurbidityNLT* 100% transmission at 720 nm
Taste and OdorFree of foreign taste and any objectionable odor in dry form or when a 10% solution is acidified to a pH of 2.5 with U.S.P. phosphoric acid and allowed to stand for 72 hours

*NLT = No less than
**NMT = No more than

Granulation

U.S. Sieve #Maximum
202.0% cumulative retained
1005.0% passing

Microbiological Standards

  • Product shall test negative for pathogenic microorganisms
  • May also be ordered to meet National Soft Drink Association requirements

Bottlers Sugar

To qualify as Bottlers Sugar, granulated sugar must meet the standards of the National Soft Drink Association in addition to other United Sugars Corporation specifications. Our factory and research laboratories routinely sample and perform analytical and microbiological tests.


Applications
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Soft drinks
Available Industrial Sizes

2000 pound supersacks

2000 pound supersacks  

General Requirements

  1. CONTAINERS: For protection of the product, Bottlers sugar shall not be packaged in cotton or fabric bags, but shall be  packed in multi-wall paper bags or equivalent sanitary packages or bulk containters.
  2. CONTAINER IDENTIFICATION: Each container shall be marked or coded to make it possible for the sugar producer to identify
    the place of production and date of packaging.
  3. DESIGNATION OF TYPE: Each container shall be marked Bottlers.
  4. ASH: The ash content of Bottlers sugar shall not be more than 0.015%.
  5. COLOR: The solution color of Bottlers sugar shall not be more than 35 RBU (reference base units).
  6. SEDIMENT: The sediment content of Bottlers sugar shall not be more than shown on a prepared sediment disk  (approximately 2 ppm) available from the National Soft Drink Association, 1101 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036,  upon request.
  7. TASTE AND ODOR: Bottlers sugar shall have no obviously objectionable taste or odor in either dry form or in a 10% sugar  solution acidified to pH 2.5 with U.S.P. phosphoric acid.
  8. MICROBIOLOGICAL: Bottlers sugar shall not contain more than:
    200 Mesophilic bacteria per 10 grams
    10 Yeast per 10 grams
    10 Mold per 10 grams
  9. LOC EVALUATION OF BEET SUGARS: Beet sugar shall be evaluated for floc-producing substances by Spreckel’s Qualitative  Floc Test Procedure. Sugars showing positive floc test results shall not be labeled and sold as Bottlers grade sugar.
  10. SAMPLING: Bottlers sugar shall be adequately sampled by the producer immediately prior to packing to assure compliance  with these standards.

Quality specifications for Bottlers Sugar were established in 1975 by the National Soft Drink Association.

Canners Sugar

United Sugars offers many of our granulated and liquid sugars in a “Canners” grade. To qualify as “Canners” Sugar, Granulated and Liquid Sugars must meet the bacterial standards of the National Food Processors Association in addition to other United Sugars Corporation specifications. Our factory and research laboratories routinely sample and perform analytical and microbiological tests.


Applications
  • Canned goods
Available Industrial Sizes

50 pound bags
2000 pound supersacks

50 pound bags  2000 pound supersacks  

General Requirements

National Food Processors Association Bacterial Standards for Canners Grade Sugar

Total Thermophilic Spore Count: For the five samples examined, there shall be a maximum of not more than 150 spores and an average of not more than 125 spores per 10 grams of sugar.
Flat Sour Spores: For the five samples examined, there shall be a maximum of not more than 75 spores and an average of not more than 50 spores per 10 grams of sugar.
Thermophilic Anaerobic Spores: These shall be present in not more than three (60%) of the five samples and in any one sample to the extent of not more than four (>65%) of six tubes inoculated by the standard procedures.
Sulfide Spoilage Spores: These shall be present in not more than two (40%) of the five samples and in any one sample to the extent of not more than 5 spores per 10 grams. This would be equivalent to two colonies in the six inoculated tubes.
Bacterial standards from the National Food Processors Association were established in 1931 with subsequent updating.

National Formulary Sugar

United Sugars offers many of our granulated sugars in a “National Formulary” grade. Each lot is certified to be in accordance with National Formulary monograph requirements for sucrose.


Applications
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Soft drinks
Available Industrial Sizes

50 pound bags
2000 pound supersacks

50 pound bags  2000 pound supersacks  

General Requirements

This food grade product is manufactured in accordance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices and complies with the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and all other FDA regulations as well as any applicable state statutes and regulations. It also complies with the specifications in the current USP/NF monograph.

Analysis/Typical Analysis

SedimentNMT** 2 ppm visual
MoistureNMT** 0.035%
ColorWhite
OdorFree from foreign odors
SmoothnessFree from hard lumps
SolutionPractically clear (10% solution)
Specific RotationBetween 65.9 and 67.0 degrees on a dry basis
Residue on Ignition (Ash)NMT** 0.05%
Chloride2.0 grams show no more chloride than 0.10 ml of 0.020N hydrochloric acid (0.0035% of Cl) [NF test procedure.]
Sulfate5.0 grams show no more sulfate than 0.30 ml of 0.020N sulfuric acid (0.006% SO4) [NF test procedure]
CalciumClear solution [NF calcium test]
Invert SugarWeight of cuprous oxide does not exceed 112 mg by NF test procedure
Visual Speck CountNMT** 2 per 500 grams
SO2NMT** 10 ppm
Heavy MetalsNMT** 5 ppm (0.0005%)
GranulationMeets Fine Granulated Sugar granulation requirements

*NLT = No less than
**NMT = No more than

Microbiological Standards

  • No pathogenic microorganisms. Meets National Soft Drink standards.