Soft Drink and Fruit Juice Problems Solved - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081009185, 9780081018682

Soft Drink and Fruit Juice Problems Solved

2nd Edition

Authors: Philip Ashurst Robert Hargitt Fiona Palmer
eBook ISBN: 9780081018682
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081009185
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 8th July 2017
Page Count: 232
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Table of Contents

List of acronyms 

1. Introduction
2. Product development
3. Ingredients 
4. Manufacture
5. Quality issues
6. Microbiological problems
7. Shelf life and storage
8. Fruit juices & Nectars
9. Bottled waters
10. Packaging
11. Consumer problems
12. Environmental issues
13. Regulatory issues
14. Product claims, Nutrition & Health claims
15. Soft drink and fruit juice data sources



Soft Drinks and Fruit Juice Problems Solved, Second Edition, follows the innovative question and answer format of the first edition, presenting a quick problem-solving reference. Questions like: Does the use of a preservative in a product mean that it does not need to be pasteurized? How much deviation from ingredient specification is needed to cause a noticeable alteration in product quality? What kinds of organisms will grow in bottled waters? When is it necessary to obtain expert assistance in the event of a contamination incident? are all answered in detail.

The book's new introduction covers basic questions about soft drinks, their ingredients, and packaging. Additional new chapters expand on microbiological problems, shelf life and storage, and fruit juices and nectars, as well as product nutrition and health claims. Final chapters offer soft drink and fruit juice data sources.

Written by authors with extensive industrial experience, the book is an essential reference and problem-solving manual for professionals and trainees in the beverage industry.

Key Features

  • Uses a detailed and clear question and answer format that is ideal for quick reference
  • Contains additional, new, up-to-date problems and solutions.
  • Contains an expanded introduction and new sections on microbiological problems, shelf life and storage, fruit juices and nectars, product claims, nutrition and health claims, and soft drink and fruit juice data sources
  • Presents a broad scope of topics and process solutions from the experts in the beverages industry


Professionals within the beverages industry, R&D technologists, innovation teams, technicians and product development chemists. Post-doctoral researchers studying beverages industry processes, Teachers, lecturers and professors of beverages production, both under-graduate and post-graduate food science students who are undertaking projects in beverages production


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About the Authors

Philip Ashurst Author

Philip Ashurst has been involved in the beverage, brewing, flavour and extract industries in both technical and general management roles for many years. Now a consultant, he specialises in the scientific, financial and legal aspects of the beverage industry worldwide. Bob Hargitt is Technical Executive of the British Soft Drinks Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ashurst and Associates

Robert Hargitt Author

Bob Hargitt has worked in R&D and technical management roles in the brewing and soft drinks industries for over 35 years and is a Retired Technical Director of the British Soft Drinks Association, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Technical Director, British Soft Drinks Association, London, UK

Fiona Palmer Author

Fiona Palmer is a Technical Director of British Soft Drinks Association, UK. She has been in worked in R&D roles in the soft drinks sector for over 25 years, working as development manager for Britvic for 11 years. She took over from Bob Hargitt as Technical Director, British Soft Drinks Association on his retirement in 2012.

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical Director, British Soft Drinks Association, London, UK