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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.
Product Development. Issues Affecting Product Development. The Marketing Brief. Cost Constraints. Packaging Required. Manufacturing Limitations. Shelf-Life Predictions. Product Assessment. Beverage Ingredients: Water. Fruit Components. Carbohydrate Sweeteners. Intense Sweeteners. Flavourings. Colourings. Preservatives. Miscellaneous Additives. Manufacturing. Ingredient Sourcing and Storage. Manufacturing and Compounding Problems. Processing. Filling Operations. Secondary Packaging. Finished Product Storage. Quality Issues. Ingredient Quality. Ingredient Interactions. Specifications. Problems During Manufacture. Colour and Appearance Changes. Flavour Deterioration. Packaging Interactions. Microbiological Problems. Shelf-Life Issues. Packaging. Selection. Defects. Operational Packaging Problems. Post Filling Defects. Storage and Distribution. Storage Conditions. Distribution Problems. Consumer complaints. Environmental Issues. Regulatory and Statutory Issues.