Food Safety / Sanitation

7 Tips to Navigating the Health Department

When first getting into the business of food and beverage, it can be somewhat intimidating when you think about dealing with the health department. The good news is that the health department is usually pretty helpful and will either answer your questions or point you in the right direction to utilize resources that will help you find…

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The Truth About HPP Juice

If you have purchased a major brand of cold-pressed juice lately, chances are it has undergone the process of HPP (High Pressure Processing). Since there is some confusion about the technology I want to describe the process of HPP,  dispel a few myths, and finally discuss why HPP is important and how it has helped…

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Goodnature Now Offers Nutritional Analysis and Labeling for Cold-Pressed Juice

A constant struggle for small juice businesses is having their recipes analyzed so they can properly label their juice with nutritional content. The FDA and other government entities require that all packaged foods contain nutritional labeling. Goodnature now offers full nutritional analysis and label creation as a service. With our easy to use web form,…

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Understanding Shelf Life of Cold-Pressed Juice

When speaking to clients, we get a lot of questions about shelf life. We try not to give a definite answer because the truth is it depends on a lot of factors and it’s very complicated.  In this post I will attempt to explain the basics of what affects shelf life in raw cold-pressed juice. [Disclaimer:…

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Cold-Pressed VS Centrifugal Juice – Part 2: Nutrient Shelf Life

Experiment planned and executed by Ari Sexner, juice business consultant.  You can download the full lab report here. Introduction In the first part of this series, Cold-Pressed VS Centrifugal – Part 1: Real Nutritional Data, we tested the nutrient content of juice made on both a centrifuge and a cold-press and found that the cold-pressed juice…

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Cold-Pressed VS Centrifugal Juice – Part 1: Real Nutritional Data

Written by juice business consultant Ari Sexner, and Charlie Wettlaufer, CEO. Parts 2 and 3 of this series will include shelf life and yield testing. Introduction I have found it difficult sometimes to explain the health benefits of using a cold-press juicer over a centrifugal juicer without any hard evidence. Truth be told, eating two…

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HACCP and SSOP Example for Cold Pressed Juice

Guest post by Eric Toussant, President of GlobalCert Food Safety, LLC For HACCP consulting services, contact Ari Sexner, juice business consultant. Download the complete example HACCP plan: New Juice Co HACCP Plan.zip Download the example SSOP program: New Juice Co. Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures HACCP Program Description: HACCP – Hazardous Analysis Critical Control Points. HACCP is a…

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What is HPP and Do I Need It?

What is HPP? HPP stands for High Pressure Processing. I have heard other terms thrown around like High Pressure Pasteurization, and High Pressure Pascalization. In reality, Pascalization is the process of HPP, so the term High Pressure Pascalization is a bit redundant. Regardless of the specific words used, HPP is the process of putting tons of…

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