Fresh Citrus Juice—An Update

R. M. Goodrich

Abstract


Fresh citrus juice is an important component of road side fruit shop retail sales, and is synonymous with Florida for many tourists and native Floridians alike. Additionally, a large (30-50%) proportion of citrus fruit packed in Florida is utilized as fresh citrus juice and is produced either at the retail grocery store, at a central commissary serving several stores, or in the home by the consumer. In response to at least two salmonellosis outbreaks associated with fresh orange juice in the last 5 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued rules and proposals pertaining to fresh citrus juice safety and quality. Researchers are working to develop and validate methods of safely producing fresh citrus juice.

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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283