Safe and Sanitary Processing of Juice – Juicing Regulations
Running a juice bar, juice truck or adding on a complementary juicing operation at your supermarket you will always want check in with both local and state permit and licensing departments to ensure you are meeting all of the business and health department codes and Juice Regulations. There are different rules and guidelines if your are preparing fresh Juice-on-Demand vs if you are Bottling and Transporting the juice. If you are going to prepare and serve juice at the same location you DO NOT have to follow the HACCP guidelines, you are EXEMPT from HACCP but should obviously follow all health code regulations for safe processing of juice.
If you will be transporting or distributing your juice to another location or reseller, you will need to adhere to the HACCP guidelines. You can familiarize yourself with the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HAACP); Procedures for the Safe and Sanitary Processing and Importing of Juice by the FDA, here is the link, Juice HACCP FDA Website. You can also view a number of resources here by the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, HACCP Toolkit.
As with all parts of your business you will want to ensure the safety of your employees and customers. At Juicernet we encourage you to always take the time to get familiar with all of the safety techniques, read about the 5-log reduction standard and other saftey precautions. Always properly clean and store your produce and juice.