Questions are presented under the following headings: Product development of new soft drinks and fruit juices: Initial issues affecting product development; The marketing brief; Cost constraints; Packaging issues; Manufacturing issues; Shelf-life prediction; Assessing consumer reactions to new products. Ingredients in soft drinks and fruit juices: Water as an ingredient; Fruit components as ingredients; Carbohydrate sweeteners; Intense sweeteners; Flavourings; Colourings; Preservatives; Nutraceutical ingredients; Miscellaneous additives. Manufacturing of soft drinks and fruit juices: Ingredient sourcing and storage; Mixing, compounding and related problems; Pasteurisation, homogenisation and related issues; Filling operations and related issues; Secondary packaging; Finished product storage. Quality issues in soft drink and fruit juice processing: Ingredient quality; Ingredient interactions; Ingredient specifications; Problems during manufacture and safety issues; Colour and appearance changes; Flavour deterioration; Packaging interactions; Microbiological problems; Shelf-life issues. Bottled waters: Legislation; Water extraction; Water treatment and bottling; Quality issues; Storage and distribution. Packaging, storage and distribution of soft drinks and fruit juices: Selection of packaging; Packaging defects; Problems during filling and packaging operations; Post-filling defects; Storage conditions; Distribution problems. Handling consumer complaints about soft drinks and fruit juices. Regulatory issues relating to soft drinks and fruit juices.
How do I select the right intense sweetener for my product? Do small changes in packaging need extensive trials? When do I need to institute a product recall?
Expert answers to these and further questions which arise during the development, manufacture, packaging and distribution of soft drinks, fruit juices and packaged waters can be found in this convenient reference book. Arranged in practical question and answer format, information can be found quickly and easily, whether the book is being used as a basic source of information, problem-solving manual or training tool.
The book is divided into nine main chapters reviewing issues relating to beverage ingredients, manufacturing, product quality, packaging, storage and distribution. A section on bottled waters is also included. Final chapters cover ways of handling consumer complaints, environmental and regulatory issues.
Written by authors with extensive industrial experience, Soft drink and fruit juice processing problems solved is an essential reference and problem-solving manual for professionals and trainees in the beverage industry.
- Provides solutions to a wide variety of queries commonly encountered by industry professionals
- Reviews issues relating to beverage ingredients, manufacturing product quality packaging and storage
- Thorough reference book written by authors with extensive industry experience
Professionals and trainees in the beverage industry
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- 26th August 2009
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A suitable reference and problem-solving manual for professionals and trainees in the beverage industry., Journal of Food and Nutrition Research
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.
Ashurst and Associates
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.
Former Technical Director, British Soft Drinks Association, London, UK