Experts in Juices since 1917
Gerald McDonald & Company specialise in Citrus, Soft & Exotic Fruit Derivatives, Juices, Purees and Comminute ingredients. Our purpose-built UK based facilities enable us to process, blend and store large quantities of excellent quality stock, ensuring we can supply customers at short notice.
Our computer-controlled facility allows us to produce customised blends of concentrates and purees, as well as the addition of other dry or liquid components such as flavours, colours, stabilisers, food acids and gums. We have a range of mixing tanks with capacities of 1,000L to 26,000L. All tanks have stirrers, are on load cells and are manufactured from 316 grade stainless steel.
Recipe Control & Processing
The semi-automatic system controls supply line valves to and from the mixing tanks, ensuring complete flexibility and accuracy during production and filling. The system has an in-line homogeniser, a Silverson shear mixer and tubular pasteuriser.
Frozen and/or preserved products are packed in a variety of container sizes from 10kg jerrycans through to 1,100kg IBCs and road tankers. Aseptic products are packed in bag-in-box, bag-in-drum or bulk bins of capacities of 15L, 20L, 200L and 1000L.
Fully automated C.I.P (Cleaning in Place) and S.I.P (Sterilisation in Place) systems ensure that plant cleanliness and hygiene are maintained at all times. There is also a dedicated station for cleaning returned IBCs.