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Sun Orchard Terms & Definitions


Products that do not contain added color, artificial flavors, or synthetic substances.


Brix is a measure of the amount of dissolved solids in a liquid via its specific gravity, and is used especially to measure dissolved sugar. One degree Brix is 1 gram of sucrose in 100 grams of solution.


Certified Food Scientist accredited by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

Clean Label:

Food products that have fewer ingredients, and simpler ingredients. Using ingredients from natural sources.

Club Channels:

National grocery, club and convenience stores.


Convenience Store. A retail store that carries a limited selection of basic items, as packaged foods and drugstore items, and is open long hours for the convenience of shoppers.


The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.


Food Safety Modernization Act, requires six key components: a product and facility plan, risk assessment, preventive controls, monitoring, CAPAs and reanalysis, and documentation.

FTL and LTL:

FTL stands for a “Full Truckload,” which means you hire the entire shipment for your goods — whether or not your goods occupy the entire space in a semi-truck carrier. In contrast, the acronym LTL stands for “Less-Than-Truckload.” LTL means that you hire only a portion of the semi truck’s carrier space.

Gently Pasteurized:

Gentle pasteurization means the product is heated quickly and then cooled rapidly, the purpose of the process is to kill any bad bacteria while leaving the nutrients intact and provide the juice an extended shelf-life.


Global Food Safety Initiative, provides benchmarking requirements for food safety certification programs that are recognized internationally; established by the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), an international coalition of retailers and manufacturers


Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification scheme provides independent verification and certification that the basic manufacturing practices and prerequisites necessary for the implementation of an effective Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety program are being followed.


Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point, is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.


International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) works to improve industry practices and relationships by providing insights, developing best practices and fostering connectivity that leads to the betterment for the individual member organization and the industry at large.


Institute of Food Technologists, a forum for passionate food professionals and students to collaborate, learn, and contribute all with the goal of inspiring and transforming collective knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of all people.

Industrial Drum:

A cylindrical shipping container used for shipping bulk cargo (Sun Orchard food safe certified 48 gallon)


In accordance with Jewish dietary law, kosher certified means meat and milk products are not mixed together, animal products from non-kosher food animals are not included, and kosher meat is from animals that are properly slaughtered.


Non-genetically modified organisms. GMOs (genetically modified organisms), are novel organisms created in a laboratory using genetic modification/engineering techniques. Scientists and consumer and environmental groups have cited many health and environmental risks with foods containing GMOs.

Not From Concentrate (NFC):

Not-From-Concentrate Juices have a straight from the groves, fresh-squeezed taste. And, just like freshly squeezed juice, there is no water, sugar, or preservatives added. It is a 100% pure, premium-quality juice.


National Restaurant Association, is the largest foodservice trade association in the world. We represent and advocate on behalf of more than 500,000 restaurant businesses.

PET plastic bottles:

PET is short for polyethylene terephthalate, the chemical name for polyester. PET is a clear, strong, and lightweight plastic that is widely used for packaging foods and beverages, especially convenience-sized soft drinks, juices and water.


Produce Marketing Association, The Produce Marketing Association is a trade organization representing companies from every segment of the global fresh produce and floral supply chain.


Point of Sale Marketing, a type of in-store marketing campaign that can be used in an effective and impactful way of upselling to customers and increasing their spend-per-visit within a retail environment.


Quick service restaurant (also fast food restaurant), a specific type of restaurant that serves fast food cuisine and has minimal table service.


Research and Development, work directed toward the innovation, introduction, and improvement of products and processes.

Ready to Drink (RTD):

Packaged beverages that are sold in a prepared form, ready for consumption.


Also known as 100% juice, is either NFC juice, as defined below, or juice reconstituted from a concentrate by dilution with water to the natural single-strength Brix.

Specialty Industrial:

Food industry businesses offering high volume juice products or using juice as ingredients in soups, baked goods, sauces, dressings, marinades, beverages, and microbrews.

SQF certified:

GFSI-recognized certifications; Safe Quality Food standards are administered by the Safe Quality Food Institute CPO: Certification Program Owners administer food safety certification programs recognized by GFSI; CPO’s contract Certification Bodies (CB’s) that emply auditors to carry out audits.


A project management technique in which an initiative or project (e.g., new product development, software development, process improvement, business change) is divided into distinct stages or phases