Coconut water and iTi tropicals in the news!
iTi: 15% of coconut waters mislabeled; let’s level the playing field
By Maggie Hennessy, 07-Aug-2014 (foodnavigator-usa.com)
Bulk coconut importer iTi Tropicals claims that about 15% of the coconut water sold in the US is tainted with unlabeled added sugar, and the firm is calling on retailers and manufacturers to crack down on economically motivated adulteration.
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What do you do? Gert Van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals
By Maggie Hennessy, 08-Sep-2014
In the latest edition of FoodNavigator-USA’s ongoing What do you do? series, we talked with Gert Van Manen, founder of bulk coconut importer iTi Tropicals on pioneering the tropicals market in the US and the yet-untapped potential of coconut water concentrate, along with bygone days of barter trading between East Germany and Angola and his (not so) secret aspirations to be a DJ.
Read the entire article at: http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/People/What-do-you-do-Gert-Van-Manen-president-of-iTi-Tropicals
’Coconut water adulteration threatens US consumer confidence’: ITI Tropicals
By Ben Bouckley+, 07-Aug-2014 (Beveragedaily.com)
Coconut water supplier ITI Tropicals claims that around 15% of coconut water sold in the US is adulterated with unlabeled added sugars – and is calling for industry action to retain consumer trust.
Confusion may challenge coconut water market
8/7/2014 – by Keith Nunes (FoodBusinessNews.net)
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — Consumers may not realize there are two categories of coconut water, according to iTi Tropicals, a supplier to the market. One category features products that are formulated with coconut water sweetened with added sugars and the second segment features unsweetened varieties.
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