October 6, 1934

Committee on Foods

JAMA. 1934;103(14):1069. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750400037013

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Manufacturer.—  P. J. Ritter Company, Philadelphia.

Description.—  Canned tomato juice, retaining in high degree the natural minerals and vitamins. Seasoned with salt.

Manufacture.—  Field ripened, selected tomatoes are washed in running water and by water sprays, inspected for removal of damaged and unsuitable fruit, trimmed by hand, again sprayed with water, passed through a steamer, automatically cut, and conveyed to a supply kettle which feeds a screw type, stainless steel air tight machine for expressing the juice through a fine screen. The juice is conveyed to stainless steel kettles and is heated to 85 C. in about six minutes, salt is added, and the juice is flowed through glass lined pipes to the filling machines and filled into bottles or enamel lined cans, which are processed at 90 C. and cooled to 37 C.

Calories.—  0.2 per gram; 6 per ounce.

Claims of Manufacturer.—  This tomato juice

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