Unique Wild Blueberry Juices
PEI Juice Works Ltd. is producing unique wild blueberry juices at its plant in Alberton, Prince Edward Island. The juices are made using an ancient European process that was originally crafted by a Mennonite family in Eastern Europe and passed down from family to family more than 100 years ago. This unique process delivers a 100% pure wild blueberry juice product with 93.4% of its natural nutrients retained.
"With the help of BIO|FOOD|TECH we were able to take this unique process and scale it up to a commercial level. BIO|FOOD|TECH was also very helpful with help developing our HACCP plans and obtaining our CFIA certifications", says Ryan Bradley, VP of Sales and Marketing, PEI Juice Works Ltd.
BIO|FOOD|TECH has been assisting the company in various aspects of product and process development involving scale up, antioxidant analyses, nutritional labeling, microbiological tests and sensory evaluation as well as development of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point). Currently, shelf-life verification of the juice products is also being carried out by BIO|FOOD|TECH.
The two types of juice products – Wild Blueberry and Rhubarb Juice and Wild Blueberry and Tart Cherry Juice – are being sold at 16 Island locations. The company has had great response from Island retailers and there is also interest in the products right across Canada, so sales will be expanding to other provinces soon.
For further information, and to see a listing of where these products may be purchased, please visit: www.peijuiceworks.ca .