Whether you are going into the fruit juices business for the first time, you are a vegetable juice manufacturer or a fruit juice manufacturer, you are planning to use a fruit or vegetable juice for your next big product, having the right juice education and training is necessary not only for your well being but for that of your consumer.
When consumers order juice, you want to make sure that they have the freshest product available. You want to make sure that it has not been exposed to anything that would contaminate it, and you want to make sure that it is handled appropriately once it is in your place of business.
To find out more about juice education and training:
1. Consider training and education resources for harvesting and processing juice safely.
2. Find out how to comply with Juice Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations set forth by the FDA.
3. Take advantage of training opportunities in Juice HACCP.
Learn about juice harvesting, processing and safety precautionsBefore you jump into the juice business, find out about the harvesting and processing basics of your fruit or vegetable of choice for your particular juice or juices. Information on juices harvesting and processing will help you learn the ins and outs of the depth of work the goes into processing juices.
University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center -- they invented frozen orange juice concentrate. Find out about apple harvesting and processing from the Apple Products Research & Education Council. They also offer nutritional information, the latest apple news, related sites, recipes and more. Find out from the Centers of Disease Control about the risks of drinking unpasteurized or untreated juice. Pasteurized juice means that it is heated to a temperature high enough to kill the germs in it.
Train in the safe handling of juiceThe FDA uses the principals of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) to regulate juice handling by juice processors.
NCFST lists education and training resources for Juice HACCP training. Get Juice HACCP Regulator training from the FDA.
Attend training events for your vegetable or fruit juice businessFind helpful conferences, workshops, online training, seminars and webinars that educate and train juice processors.
Penn State provides training PowerPoint presentations based on Juice HACCP workshops. The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) offers webinars, conferences and workshops dealing with the handling of juice and dairy products.