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Cream Cheese Firmness

Situation

A dairy foods processor wanted a quantifiable, consistent way to detect differences between two cream cheese products.

This processor had just formulated a new, low-fat cream cheese product and needed a way to measure the effects on its texture from changing the formulation from regular to low-fat.

 

Method

The TMS-Pro texture analyzer system along with the penetration test method proved to detect the differences among the two cream cheese products and through numerous samples, proved to be consistent and repeatable.

 

Benefits

1. Quick and easy test that gives repeatable, objective results that are nearly real time with the processing

2. Reduces the possibility of downtime due to a product that does not meet quality standards

 

Significance

The TMS-Pro texture analyzer system along with the penetration test method proved to detect the differences among the two cream cheese prdoucts and through numerous samples, proved to be consistent and repeatable.

Trusted by customers across the world

As a seasonal vegetable processor, understanding crop maturity and the accuracy of this measurement is key to staying ahead of crop and knowing when to make the move from value to premium product as harvest time constraints permit.

The TU units provided by FTC give us the accuracy to work to much tighter tolerances, replacing older less accurate analogue equipment which in turn can affect final product grading and profitability.

The units are well designed, very low maintenance and are backed up with a strong support service which will allow them to provide many years of accurate, reliable service.

Colven Wilson
Technical Manager
http://www.eyefreeze.co.uk/

Nestle purchased a texture system from Food Technology Corporation in 2006. Since then I have recommended the texture system to several vendors in North and Central America. Staff at FTC was able to develop a simple training manual and procedure for the texture system allowing easy training in short period of time.

From purchasing of equipment through to installation and start-up, the level of personal care and service was remarkable. Shirl Lakeway and his staff at Food Technology Corporation are patient and understanding, and are always at our disposal for any assistance. Since we bought the equipment we have had no problems and feel very secure knowing that we can count on FTC for their support and service.

Dr Mawele Shamaila, Nestle - USA
http://www.nestleusa.com/

At the University of Saskatchewan, we are the proud owners of three generations of Food Technology Corporation texture equipment, all of which are still in working condition.

We are looking forward to future innovations from FTC.

 

 

Phyllis J. Shand, University of Saskatchewan - Canada
https://www.usask.ca/