Kōrero: Food and beverage manufacturing

Testing for vitamin C content

Testing for vitamin C content

In 2007 two Auckland school students, Anna Devathasan (left) and Jenny Suo, tested a range of drinks for their science fair project. They found that Ribena had one of the lowest levels of vitamin C – lower than that advertised. The makers were subsequently fined $227,500. The manufacturers blamed faulty testing methods and incorrect labelling for the mismatch.

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Martin Sykes

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Sarah Wilcox, 'Food and beverage manufacturing - Cold drinks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23005/testing-for-vitamin-c-content (accessed 19 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Sarah Wilcox, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010