Determination of Additives and Preservatives in Beverages by Isocratic HPLC
The Earth is 75% water, as are most life forms on Earth. People need to drink several quarts of water a day to live well, and most of us prefer to consume beverages other than water to satisfy our thirst. Soda (or Pop depending on your location) is the primary drink of the average American; and all Soda is manufactured (as opposed to coming out of the ground from a spring in Maine). As such, there are ingredients used to make the Soda, and there can be some variability in the process used to blend the ingredients. To keep the needs of the public in mind, most companies use some form of quality control methodology to monitor the ingredients and the process; as well as research and product development procedures for competitive product profiling and new product characterization.