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August 7, 2017

Water in Dairy Products

Being able to measure and control the water level of dairy products is essential. Not only is the amount strictly regulated by law, it can also affect processing and influence the characteristics of the finished product. The combined importance of legal compliance, optimum productivity and overall quality means that a reliable, repeatable and easy-to-use method […]

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August 7, 2017

Juice

If you drink 100 percent fruit or vegetable juices, you won’t pay any more than you do now. They’re exempt. But many juice drinks, like Sunny D, Jumex and a wide variety of other brands, are made with sugar or other sweeteners and will be taxed. The tax does not, however, apply to juice concentrates. […]

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August 7, 2017

Confused about what Cook County’s soda tax covers?

Let’s get this one out of the way: Your LaCroix sparkling water will not incur Cook County’s penny-per-ounce sweetened beverage tax, set to go into effect Wednesday. But the so-called soda tax applies to much more than just pop. Any nonalcoholic beverage that’s either sugar- or artificially sweetened will be taxed, which means fountain drinks […]

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