Batch vs Continuous – Scaling up a food production process

When scaling up your production process you’ve got to cover a lot different topics: how to transform your kitchen recipe into one suitable for a small factory/food business, what to consider when scaling up the process itself, how to determine the shelf life of your product, and what to think off when choosing your packaging. …

Choosing appropriate packaging – Scaling up food production

Dreaming of scaling up your grandmother’s cupcake recipe? Or are you running a food production company and looking into a new product? Chances are that you will have to scale up your recipe or any new product you’ve developed. Scaling up brings along its own challenges and choices, one of …

Shelf life determination – Scaling up food production

How long do your home made muffins remain fresh? When does the home made sausage start to spoil? Or how long can you store that cheese? When you make products at home you tend to use common sense and experience for determining whether you can still eat something. However, once …

How to scale up a food production process?

Chemical engineers love scaling up, but cooks might not have such a scale up itch in them though. Coming up with recipes and great products might be more their cup of tea. However, if you’d like to sell and market your fantastic recipe you’ll most likely have to scale up …

How to scale up a recipe for manufacturing?

You’ve made that perfect bread at home 100 times by now and have only heard super enthusiastic reaction from your friends and family who ate it. So you decide, it’s time to take the leap and start producing 100 of breads a day and start a little business! That’s where …

Scaling up food production – The challenges that lie ahead

Ever wondered why there are preservatives in your food? Why the freshly chopped salad you made yourselves deteriorates so much fast than the store-bought one? How you can manage to scale up your (artisan) food product into a real business? Welcome to the world of ‘scaling up’, in this case …

Crash course: Determining nutritional value of food

Ever read the labels on your food products? If yes, ever wondered how they come to the nutritional values stated on these labels? Or what they mean? Whereas people tend to think these are hard fixed numbers that have been analyzed in full detail, this is often not the case …