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Snack Food

Why measure the quality of Snack Foods?

With billions of bags of snack foods sold in the UK each year, the need for a reliable quality control system has never been higher. Consumers have grown to expect a consistency from packet to packet, bag to bag, and a noticeable difference in appearance of snack foods will call into question the quality of the product and may deter potential customers from purchasing.


        Why should you measure the colour of snack foods?

To set a quantifiable standard
To produce consistent batches
To grade samples by appearance objectively
To speed up detection of failed products
To establish a record of quality
To create an infallible method
To prevent shipping off-colour products
To monitor incoming raw materials
To quantify people's preferences
To prevent expensive re-working costs

Measure the colour to report quality

Not monitoring the appearance of your snack foods can result in lost revenue, poor reviews and a decline in the consumer trust in your product. If a customer does not like the way a packet or bag of food looks, they won’t even get as far as tasting it and will instead lean towards a competitor’s product that does look better.

Do your colour complaints and cross charges cost your company more than £50k a year?

Stotto Specialist Sensors has a solution for you. We can implement a system to set boundaries and specifications so both you and your customers know what to expect.

Our service will prevent out-of-specification products and vastly reduce customer returns, not to mention help you optimise and make savings on your production process.

The HunterLab Aeros is a Non-Contact Spectrophotometer capable of measuring non-uniform products accurately and providing easy-to-understand appearance data that you can use to streamline your quality control processes and set product specifications, giving you the peace of mind that the customer is only receiving the very best. The Aeros is also LIMS and SCADA friendly, making its integration into your processes seamless and its operation agreeable to your systems.

To measure the quality of your production processes, simply fill the sample tray with your product, place on the instrument and start measuring. The Aeros will take an average measurement of your sample and provide you with the data to let you know how good your product really is, visually.

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£17,437.22 (plus local tax where applicable)



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