The Juice Summit, the annual congress of the global fruit juice industry, will not be held this year. Due to the planning uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to postpone the event for one year, according to the organizers. The new date is 6 to 7 October 2021.
The International Fruit and Vegetable Juice Association (IFU) Juice Conference in South Africa has also been postponed by one year and will now take place on 11 and 12 May 2021.
Due to the corona virus, the Technical Workshop of the IFU also had to be cancelled this year. Instead, the association now offers online training in research and development, quality, analytics and supply chain.
Interested users can register for the webinars on the IFU website. From June onwards, with the exception of August, an online event will then take place every month. Holders of a ticket for the IFU Technical Workshop will automatically receive access to the webinars.
Wednesday, June 10: Processing
Microbial safety and stability of fruit and vegetable low-acid products - Dr Barbara Franceschini, SSICA
Equipment validation challenges for low acid foods - Wilfredo Ocasio, Eurofins USA (tbc)
Water and steam quality used for processing - Davide Imperiale, SSICA
Raw material shelf life affected by processing and storage temperature - Antonio Aldini, JBT
Wednesday, July 15: Sustainability
GM developments of fruits - Nigel Halford, PhD, Rothamsted Research
Sustainability of Cartons - Martin Gehlen, Tetra Pak
Infinia project - recycling PET bottles - speaker tbc, BP
Wednesday, September 16: Quality
The ingredients of blueberries - Karin Korntheuer, HBLA und Bundesamt für Wein- und Obstbau Klosterneuburg
Categorisation of processed foods & beverages - Johan de Ryker, Fruit Juice Matters
European legislative and AIJN COP updates - Wouter Lox & Dr. Alejandra Aguilar Solis, AIJN
Thursday, October 15: Authenticity
A new rapid stable isotope method to detect addition of sugar to fruit juice - Dr Simon Kelly, International Atomic Agency
Quality and authenticity observations in the juice market - Dr Susanne Koswig, SGF
New analytical insights for lemons and limes - Markus Jungen, SGF
New techniques for the analysis of pineapple juice - Mikko Hofsommer, GfL