Technically no. Even under the Juice HACCP FDA rule there is no mention of temperature control in bulk shipment of juice. However, whenever bulk is received at a facility it must undergo a 5-log reduction method.
"3. The entire 5-log process must occur under one firm's control and in one processing facility, i.e., all steps from
Start Printed Page 6140fruit receiving to final juice packaging (and all points included in the 5-log reduction process) must occur at one facility. If processors transport fruit or juice to another facility for extraction, blending, or final packaging, the 5-log reduction must be accomplished in the second facility
Because juice in tanker trucks is not juice in a final package form, juice shipped in bulk tankers must undergo a 5-log reduction process after transport and prior to final fill and packaging.