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Pineapple juice production using ultraviolet pasteurisation: potential cost implications.


Mohd Adzahan, Noranizan and Shamsuddin, Rosnah and Lau, Phei Ling and Sew, Chang Chew and Sobhi, Babak (2011) Pineapple juice production using ultraviolet pasteurisation: potential cost implications. Journal of Agribusiness Marketing, 4 (-). pp. 38-50. ISSN 1985-3890


Urban lifestyles have contributed to consumers’ need for convenient and nutritious food products. This study is aimed at determining the cost implications of pineapple juice production using ultraviolet (UV) as an alternative (non-thermal technology) to the conventional pasteurisation methods used in small-medium scale juice facilities in Malaysia. The financial analysis involved Contribution Margin, Net Present Value, Payback, Period, and Profitability Index of the UV and heat treated pineapple juices. Ultraviolet pasteurisation has relatively lower initial capital development cost than heat pasteurisation. Thus, implementation of UV technology can be more profitable than heat treatment when applied in a small-medium scale pineapple juice processing plant.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Publisher: Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA)
Keywords: Cost implications; Heat treatment; Pasteurisation; Pineapple juice; Ultraviolet.
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2013 07:39
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2015 01:30
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/24155
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