Standard Components

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Standard Component
A standard component is a pre-prepared ingredient that is used in the production of a food product.
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Examples of Standard Components are:
Pizza bases, Ready-made sauces, Ready-made cake mixes, Frozen pastry, Ready-made icing, Stock cubes
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Advantages of using Standard Components are:
Ensures consistency, Saves time and effort, Less skill required by staff, Less specialist equipment needed, Can reduce costs, Components bought in bulk, Reduces risk
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Dis-advantages of using Standard Components are:
Less reliable, Components can be more exspensive, Sensory qualities may not be as good as fresh ingredients, Large amount of storage space, Time needed for ordering and delivering
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Using a Standard Component ensures:
A standard shape of a product, A standard size or weight, A standard flavour, Accurate proportion and ratio.
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Inputs
Are everything that goes into the system, such as the ingredients.
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Processes
Include weighing, mixing, shaping and forming of mixtures, cooking, cooling and packaging. Checks are carried out throughout the process.
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Output
Is the end product , complete with packaging.
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Feedback
Can happen throughout the production process. Control checks flag up the need for alteration and improvement to the inputs or processes.
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One-off Production
Is when a single product is made, for example a designer wedding cake. This is classed as a luxery food item.
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Batch Production
In which the product in question is created stage by stage over a series of workstations, and different batches of products are made.
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Pizza bases, Ready-made sauces, Ready-made cake mixes, Frozen pastry, Ready-made icing, Stock cubes

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Examples of Standard Components are:

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Ensures consistency, Saves time and effort, Less skill required by staff, Less specialist equipment needed, Can reduce costs, Components bought in bulk, Reduces risk

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Less reliable, Components can be more exspensive, Sensory qualities may not be as good as fresh ingredients, Large amount of storage space, Time needed for ordering and delivering

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A standard shape of a product, A standard size or weight, A standard flavour, Accurate proportion and ratio.

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