Mettler Toledo has released its complimentary Sweets and Savory Solutions Guide to provide food and beverage manufacturers testing best practices that speed up production and protect profit margins.
Ensuring the appearance and palatability of these products requires the right knowledge, technologies and tools.
The company says this will become more critical as manufacturers continue to evolve product lines with additional flavors, new sources of “sweetness”, and products that address allergen concerns to meet consumer demand for functional, healthier options.
Available for free download, the guide provides best-practice suggestions to enhance testing accuracy and speed.
As with most food segments, manufacturers in the snack, pasta and grab-and-go categories are also currently plagued by economic volatility, denser food safety regulations, supply shortages, rising feedstock/energy prices, and changing food-buying behaviors.
In this environment, differentiation and relevance to the consumer are critical, says the company.
This will equate to producers relying even more heavily on new and novel ingredients—which must be tracked, traced and assessed for freshness, safety and quality.
Testing technologies must measure ingredient, batter and batch attributes such as moisture, pH, acidity, Brix, fats and oils specifications and more accurately and repeatedly.