Bisuit, Cookie and Cracker Manufacturing Manuals: Biscuit Dough Piece Forming, Volume 3 / Edition 1

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This stage in biscuit production is often a source of problems. The author identifies what these problems are at each stage, explains their causes and how they can be resolved.

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Meet the Author

Duncan Manley is an internationally-renowned consultant to the biscuit and food industries, with over 40 years’ experience. He is the author of the Biscuit, cookie and cracker manufacturing manuals and Biscuit, cracker and cookie recipes for the food industry, also published by Woodhead Publishing.

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Table of Contents

Vocational qualifications 

Background to the biscuit industry 
- What are biscuits? 
- How are biscuits made? 
- How a factory is arranged 
- What your company requires from the factory 
- Ingredient storage areas 
- Your contribution when working with ingredients 

Hygiene and safety aspects 
- Safety of food products 
- Sources of contamination 
- Safety for people 

Problem solving 
- Introduction 
- The process audit record 
- Control philosophy 

Sheeting, gauging and cutting 
- Principles and machinery control systems 
- Dough piece cutting 
- Dough piece garnishing 
- Panning on to the oven band 
- Start up and shut down of the cutting machine 
- Troubleshooting 

- Principles and techniques of laminating 
- Types of laminator 
- Process control during laminating 
- Start up and shut down of the laminator 
- Troubleshooting problems with laminating 

Rotary moulding 
- Principles of rotary moulding to form dough pieces 
- Rotary moulding machine 
- Dough feeding in to a rotary moulder 
- Dough piece weight control 
- Start up and shutting down of a rotary moulder 
- Troubleshooting 

Extruding, wire cutting and depositing 
- Principles and techniques of extrusion and depositing 
- Dough extrusion machines 
- Formation of dough pieces by wire cutting, rout press and co-extrusion 
- Formation of dough and batter pieces by depositing 
- Dough piece weight control from extrusion machines 
- Start up and shut down of extruding and depositing machines 
- Troubleshooting 

Care, cleaning and maintenance 
- Care 
- Cleaning and maintenance of dough forming machinery

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