What are major quality checks in bakery manufacturing

Bakery product quality can be ensured through robust checks and parameters monitoring regime in fixed intervals . Quality products are must for any business which wants to be in leadership position for long term . Low quality or inferior quality do not help in growing businesses as the competitors would get the disgruntled consumers . More ever the food sectors due to its impact on individual s health has certain stringent laws to monitor food quality hence manufacturers need to be more vigilant on the quality aspect than in any other business


Quality in any bakery manufacturing units can be categorised in following groups



Quality of Ingredients
Process parameters
Packaging - Finished Good - Specifications

Following are the parameters which are important for a quality product in any bakery mranufactuing unit



Ingredients and its physical and chemical characteristics

Moisture

Rancidity

pH

Gluten %

Bacterial count or load

Foreign body contamination's for flour /fat/sugar

Weight & Quantity of raw materials

Shelf life

Manufacturing date or the Shelf life of the ingredients delivered by vendors

Bursting strength

Packaging details

Sanitation and hygiene standards

Cold room temperatures

Humidity

Trans fat


Process parameters for bakeries



Dough consistency

Ingredient Storage temperatures

Mixing Time

Fermentation/Standing Time

Temperature during mixing

Dough Temperature

Dividing weights

Wet weight and Dry weights of the bakery product during process

Proving Time

Baking time

Baking temperatures

Moisture

Dimensions after baking

Sensory checks




Packaging of Finished Goods


Dimensions during packing

Packaging details on labels

Sealing during packing process

Packing defects

Under or excess weights

Functionality of metal detectors

Stacking during storage

Comments 1 comment

pringoooals profile image

pringoooals 4 years ago from Edinburgh

Very informative hub. I wasn't aware of it. It's good to know.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working