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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

The University of Arizona’s Nutritional Sciences Food Lab acquired a Texture Analyzer from Food Technologies about 5 years ago. The company has a great product, which is tailored to food needs. 

We have used the Texture Analyzer for both research projects and as a tool to demonstrate to students how food manufacturers can employ objective testing in product evaluation to show how differing ingredients in the same product can affect quality attributes. Its use adds another dimension to the foods labs.

Drew Lambert has been instrumental in helping with set up for testing and providing support whenever there’s a question. He has been a pleasure to work with and is always accommodating with our needs and schedules.  He has even sent us special attachments for special projects.  We couldn’t ask for a better technical support.  Thanks for a great product and great service.

Patricia Sparks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Practice
https://www.arizona.edu

Service, equipment and people are all first class with Food Technology Corporation.

Questions and problems are handled quickly, which is something that is hard to find in today’s business environment.

 

 

 

David Smith, Riviana Foods Inc.
http://www.riviana.com/

Excellent customer service. Consistently followed up and offered help without asking. Relatively low priced - provides good value. 

Easy to switch different load cells. Used it for 5 lab sessions for 68 students this semester and performed well.

 

 

Professor Jeyam Subbiah, University of Nebraska
https://nebraska.edu/