Easy. "Squeezed fresh" is a marketing misnomer. The oranges are indeed fresh when they're squeezed - as all oranges should be. Saying your juice is “Squeezed fresh” has no bearing on how the juice is treated after squeezing. Preservatives, concentrates, sterilized pulp and other additives can be mixed in as an afterthought.
Most brands also pasteurize or flash pasteurize their juices to extend shelf life up to 60 days and compensate for lesser adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices.
"Fresh-squeezed" juice like Perricone's, on the other hand, comes straight from the extractor. With no additives, no preservatives and no pasteurization.
Perricone orange juice is produced under such strict FDA health standards, it is not required to be pasteurized. Consequently, our juices are so fresh and nutritious, they are often sold on ice in produce sections instead of on refrigerated shelves.
Though these companies may market their juice as if it came straight from the orange, only Perricone delivers on that promise. And that's the honest-to-goodness difference.
Perricone Juices has an additional brand known as Perricone Farms. This is a pasteurized product with revolutionary packaging. By following the same strict guidelines we use for our fresh products, Perricone is able to produce a pasteurized juice that maintains outstanding taste and quality. The Sports Pouch packaging allows Perricone Farms to produce a pasteurized juice that can keep pace with any active lifestyle.
By owning our own groves and delivery fleet, Perricone is able to expedite deliveries and ensure distribution - both mission critical for the production of fresh-squeezed orange juice.
Perricone's demands superior food safety standards. This is the secret for the best tasting juices possible.
There is only one reason why Perricone is able to produce the freshest, best tasting orange juice available: Perricone's food safety standards are world class.
From training and certifying all employees in food safety standards to cleaning extraction equipment daily - a procedure surprisingly not practiced by all extraction companies - Perricone takes every proactive precaution it can to set the bar in food safety standards. Which is precisely why Perricone fresh-squeezed orange juice - unlike so many other producers' juices - requires absolutely no FDA warning labels.
Fact is, Perricone was one of the first fresh juice producers in the United States to comply with the FDA's regulations for Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (sSOP), that support the Validated 5-Log Pathogen Reduction Process.
Perricone was also one of the first companies to meet the FDA's requirement for demonstrating a Validated 5-Log Pathogen Reduction Process, a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Plan (HACCP), and a Contingency Plan For Initiating And Effecting Product Recall.