For both food producers and food equipment manufacturers, it is vital that products follow a set process that guarantees safety for both production and consumption. Whilst different sectors within the food industry follow their own unique list of rules and regulations they all share the same goal: to provide food grade products.
At Edwards Transport, our food grading and sampling facility provides customers with a spacious hygienic environment in which to conduct sampling and grading activities.
Food grading is the process of assessing and inspecting various foods. The inspections and assessments involve sorting the food regarding:
- Legal conformity
- Market value
Different types of food can be graded to different standards. Food such as dairy products involve observing certain criteria.
Dairy grading can be done using the five senses, mainly taste and smell. However, technical testing also has to be completed. This comprises of:
Receiving a sample of the product – making sure that it is in sterile packaging.
A grader who will follow the latest “Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products’
The dairy product will then undergo a variety of tests.
All of the tests carried out ensure that food safety and food hygiene standards are met.
Although constructed with the cheese and dairy industries in mind our food grading facility is adaptable and can be used for a number of food based services.
Furthermore, within the same facility we are able to offer cheese cleaning and repacking facilities to our clients.