|The Packaging of Fruit Juice and Non-Carbonated Fruit Drinks (CDI, 1998, 87 p.)|
Juice obtained from fruit through mechanical processes, fermentable but not fermented, with the colour, smell and taste characteristic of the original fruit.
The unfermented but fermentable product obtained by the addition of water and sugar to a fruit juice, a crushed fruit concentrate or a mixture of these products. The minimum fruit juice content varies under European law from 25 to 50% depending on the fruit: 25% for guava or passion fruit, 50% for citrus fruit.
Fruit drink, drink with fruit juice, or fruit drink with pulp:
Drinks which combine the major ingredient water with fruit juice, concentrated fruit juice, fruit or a mix of these ingredients in equal or greater proportions, corresponding to at least a minimum of 12% juice.
A clear drink consisting of water, sugar and flavouring.
A sugared drink based on concentrate or flavouring which the consumer dilutes with water before drinking.
Remark: In Africa the word "Fruit Juice" often includes the entire family of fruit drinks without any real differentiation.