Sugar Quality in Soft Drink Manufacture: the Acid Beverage Floc Problem

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A floc or floccule is a small portion of matter resembling a tuft of wool or a wispy cloud. In soft drink or acidic beverage manufacture the term is used to describe a visible defect in the product. This visible defect may be particulate and sedimentary or tuft-like and suspended in the beverage, and may be attributed to microbial contamination or to water and sugar ingredients that are of unsuitable quality for beverage manufacture. Microbial contamination of soft drinks is considered to be outside the scope of this review. Simple tests of microbial contamination and a review of the microbiology of soft drinks are described by (1998).


Sugar Cane Beet Sugar Soft Drink Oleanolic Acid Complex Coacervate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sugar Research InstituteMackayAustralia

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