Revista de Nutrição
Print version ISSN 1415-5273
FERRAREZI, Alessandra Carvalho; SANTOS, Karina Olbrich dos and MONTEIRO, Magali. Critical assessment of the Brazilian regulations on fruit juices, with emphasis on ready-to-drink fruit juice. Rev. Nutr. [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.4, pp. 667-677. ISSN 1415-5273. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-52732010000400016.
The aim of this work was to critically assess the Brazilian regulations on fruit juices, with emphasis on ready-to-drink fruit juice. According to the Brazilian regulations, bottled fruit juices must follow specific regulations. They should be in accordance with the definition and designation that identify them, with the quality parameters established, and especially, follow the Brazilian food labeling regulations. The Brazilian regulations on bottled fruit juices have some gaps that promote their misunderstanding and marketing of substandard juices. Frequent changes, divergent labeling regulations and inappropriate use of expressions on the label can also lead to misinterpretation. Food regulations need to be clear and updated frequently if they are to be known and followed. Additionally, their wide dissemination should contribute to informed choices when buying.
Keywords : Nutrition facts; Legislation foods; Food labeling; Juices.