We select ingredients to add unique flavors to V8 Blends Lower Sugar and V8 Blends 100% Juice. Many of these are commonly used, but others you may not be familiar with. We’ve explained some of these here.
We add citric acid to control the acidity of our products to ensure product safety. Our citric acid is derived from Non-GMO sources.”
We add it for tartness and flavor and to maintain the safety of our products. Although naturally-occurring in many fruits and vegetables such as apples and grapes the malic acid we use is manufactured.
Our natural flavors are primarily derived directly from fruits and vegetables. No animal products are used in the natural flavoring for V8 juices.
Sucralose is in V8 V-Fusion Light varieties. We add it for sweetness and flavor without increasing added sugars or calories. Although sucralose does not occur naturally, it is safe to use in all food products.
Vitamin A (Beta Carotene)
A portion of the Vitamin A in V8 Fruit & Vegetable Blends products is provided through the addition of Beta Carotene. The vitamin A for V8 Blends Carrot Mango and Orange Carrot comes from beta carotene naturally present in the carrot juice. Your body converts beta carotene to Vitamin A.
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)
Ascorbic acid is another name for vitamin C. It occurs naturally in many foods and we add it to replace the naturally-occurring vitamin C that may be lost during preparing and cooking the juice. It is considered an antioxidant.
Our V8 Blends Lower Sugar and V8 Blends 100% Juice beverages are packaged in PET bottles which can be recycled. PET bottles do not contain BPA.
OUR PACKAGING AND BPA
We understand that some people would prefer to avoid bisphenol A (BPA), although FDA has determined that it’s safe to use in food packaging. Historically, BPA has been used in food packaging to line metal cans and to preserve the food’s taste and its nutritional value.
PET bottles, pouches and cartons such as those used for V8® beverages, Swanson® broths and Campbell’s sauces are (and have always been) non-BPA packaging.
Campbell has transitioned to non-BPA lining in all of our aluminum and steel cans in the United States and Canada.
The containers of a few other products have metal components that have limited food contact points but are key to ensuring that the lids remain tight. BPA is used as a coating on that metal but in small amounts and we continue to work on packaging alternatives.