Standard components (food processing)


Standard components (food processing)

Standard components is a food technology term, when manufacturers buy in a standard component they would use a pre-made product in the production of their food.They help products to be the same in consistency, they are quick and easy to use in batch production of food products.Some examples are pre-made stock cubes, marzipan, icing, ready made pastry.

Advantages

*Saves preparation time.
*Fewer steps in the production process
*Less effort and skill required by staff
*Less machinery and equipment needed
*Good quality
*Saves money from all aspects
*Can be bought in bulk
*High-quality consistency
*Food preparation is hygienic

Disadvantages

*Have to rely on other manufacturers to supply products
*May be expensive
*Fresh ingredients may taste better
*May require special storage conditions
*Less reliable than doing it yourself

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