Assessment of quality is an essential part of the food manufacturing process. Whether part of a Quality Assurance (QA) system, where checks are made throughout the manufacturing process, or a Quality Control (QC) system system where checks are made on the finished product before it leaves the factory. The assessment of quality in regard to bread is a complex area, given the complex nature of bread!
By: Michael Adams, Product Innovation Lead, Campden BRI
The quality of bread can be examined in a number of ways. Different bread types will have different characteristics to consider, as well as vastly different parameters within these characteristics. For example, an open structure bread, such as ciabatta, will require different quality parameters compared with a closed structure bread like a sandwich loaf.