Soft Drink and Fruit Juice Problems Solved

1st Edition

Authors: Philip Ashurst Robert Hargitt
Print ISBN: 9781845693268
eBook ISBN: 9781845697068
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 26th August 2009
Page Count: 208
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Table of Contents

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.


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About the Author

Philip Ashurst

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

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


A suitable reference and problem-solving manual for professionals and trainees in the beverage industry., Journal of Food and Nutrition Research