Opening a juice business seems pretty straight forward. You make juice, and you sell it. Easy money. Well, there are some things you need to figure out before everything can be open and operating. After working with hundreds of new juice companies, I have compiled a short list of tips that will keep you from running into many common issues.
1.Choose the right fruit juice processing equipment
Set yourself up for success. Invest in the right equipment for your business. It may be tempting to save money and buy cheap equipment, but you will lose out on labor costs and wasted produce, costing you more money in the end. Your juice equipment may be the most important investment you will make. Not sure where to start? Contact Filltech to get the fruit juice plant layout.
2.Decide what type of bottles you want to use
Decide if you want to go with glass or plastic, and find a supplier. Generally,different juice filling machines have different demand for juice bottles,plastic or glass.
Most professional fruit juice filling and packing company will also provide labeling machines. You will need to tell the supplier what type of bottles you have. PET plastic, glass, etc. Also if they are round or square, and how big the labels need to be. Make sure to get the necessary label requirements from your local health department. You can order nutrition label services here.
Pro tip: Glass bottles do a great job at giving your product a high-end feel, and keeping plastic away from your juice. However going glass comes with a price. Only choose glass if you are selling a high-end, expensive product.
Last but not least,Know your loacal health laws concerning raw juice
The laws concerning raw juice vary greatly by region. For example, in the US, the FDA states that raw juice can be sold directly to consumers via retail or delivery, but not wholesale to third parties that are going to resell it. If you want to sell wholesale, you need to process the juice by either heat pasteurization or HPP. You can, however, make the juice in a central location and sell it through multiple store locations if your company owns both the production facility and the stores. This is still considered direct to consumer. (That is what the federal law says, but local / state laws may be different, and some are changing.)
Japan has the strictest laws I have seen. A business has to make raw juice at the same location it is sold. Compare this to countries like Australia and China where there is virtually no regulation on raw juice, and companies are free to wholesale as they wish. I expect some of the regions with the more relaxed laws will begin to shift towards stricter regulations in the near future as raw juice becomes more popular.
The easiest and best way to learn about health regulations is to contact your local health department.
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