AIJN Analysis​

Fruit juices are at high risk of food fraud. Fruit concentrates in particular are affected by fraudulent adulteration, substitution and dilution. This applies  to special fruit and plant concentrates and extracts that are popular in the market, such as pomegranate, elderflower and birch water.

Within Europe there is a demand to change the laws on the declaration of processing aids, with particular attention being paid to using the gelatin as a clarifying aid in fruit juice production. The use of gelatin is considered misleading for consumers, although it is allowed under EU law.

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of and concerned about the use of processing aids for food and beverages in animals. “vegetarian” claims run the risk of being considered fraudulent by consumers if gelatine agents are used. Manufacturers should be aware of the risk to brands if consumers believe that the use of undeclared processing aids is fraudulent.

The A.I.J.N. is a European association that represents the interests of the fruit juice industry in the European Union. The A.I.J.N. publsihes guidelines for fruit juices, known as the Code of Practice (CoP), which provides guideline values for parameters typical of juice for the fruit and vegetable varieties. The juice can be qualified by analyzing these parameters. For example, dilution, mixing or onset of spoilage can be detected. The interpretation of the results requires a lot of experience.

GALAB offers its expertise here.

Our Services:

  • AIJN ANALYSISBrix
  • Titratable acids
  • Formol number
  • pH value
  • Relative density
  • Complete extract
  • Proline
  • Sugar, Sorbite
  • Sulphate
  • Organic acids
  • Minerals
  • Ethanol
  • Microbiology acc. to AIJN
  • Alicyclobacillus spp.

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