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FRUIT JUICE ANALYSIS

Objective



A number of physical and chemical measurements are used for controlling the commercial quality of fruit juice and related products. Definition and specification of fruit juice are subject to EEC Directives (75/726/EEC as amended). Some aspects which are not covered by Directives are subject to national regulations which, unfortunately, tend to differ. This situation adds further trade difficulties to those which arise from differences in the results of measurements even when standardized methods are used, e.g. nitrate determination.
For these reasons, the Fruit Juice Trade Associations have requested that the BCR program organizes intercomparisons of methods at Community level and develops, if necessary, appropriate reference materials.
Results of the work may be used by the CEN (European Committee for Standardization) which is currently issuing norms in this field.

STATUS

The project progressed by steps involving three intercomparisons covering major inorganic elements, major organic compounds and amino acids.
The production of a freeze dried orange juice reference material has been shown to be feasible and the production of a final batch will be completed in 1992.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CIVO Institutes TNO
Address

Zeist
Netherlands

Participants (26)

Coca Cola
Germany
Address

Essen
Deutsche Granini GmbH & Co KG
Germany
Address
Kammerratsheide
33609 Bielefeld
Di Giorgio International
Belgium
Address

Turnhout
Eckes
Germany
Address

Nieder-olm
Eurocitrus
Netherlands
Address

Oosterhout
Gattefosse SA
France
Address
36 Chemin De Genas
69800 Saint-priest
Industrial Research Laboratory for Fruit and Vegetable Industry
Denmark
Address

Arsley
Institut für Weinchemie und Getraenkeforschung
Germany
Address

Geisenheim
Joker
France
Address

Macon
Laboratoire de la Consommation et de la Repression des Fraudes
France
Address

Rennes
Laboratoires Associés de Recherches Agricoles
France
Address
75 Voie Du Toec
31300 Toulouse
Laboratorio G. Safina
Italy
Address

90100 Palermo
Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC)
United Kingdom
Address
Queen's Road
TW11 0LY Teddington
Landesuntersuchungsamt für das Gesundheitswesen Nordbayern
Germany
Address
Theaterstraße 23
97070 Würzburg
Looza
Belgium
Address

Borgloon
Marie Brizard & Roger International
France
Address

Bordeaux
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH FOR FOOD AND NUTRITION
Italy
Address
Via Ardeatina 546
00178 Roma
Pernod Ricard SA
France
Address
120 Avenue Du Maréchal Foch
94015 Créteil
Plasmon Dietetici Alimentari SpA
Italy
Address
Via Cadolini 26
20137 Milano
Regione Calabria
Italy
Rijksuniversiteit Gent
Belgium
Station Oenologique de l'Herault
France
Address

Montpellier
Station d'Oenologie et de Technologie Vegetale
France
Address

Narbonne
Stazione Sperimentale per l'Industria delle Essenze e dei Derivati dagli Agrumi
Italy
Address
Viale F. Tanara 31/A
43100 Parma
Technische Universität Berlin
Germany
Address
Königin-luise-straße 22
14195 Berlin
Universität Regensburg
Germany
Address

93053 Regensburg