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Posted 07 February 2022 - 12:51 AM

Hey guys

 

I was wondering if anyone had any ideas/tips for how you store your raw materials?

 

We have 2 workstations for measuring the batches, with the mixing station in the middle. Our raw materials come in boxes/bags of 10kg-20kg packs. We use these quite rapidly so instead of decanting the raw materials into storage buckets, we keep them in their box/bag under the bench. However I have found that every time we have a fruit fly infestation, they love to congregate on and around the raw material packaging, and thus this becomes a food safety issue.

 

The pallets of raw materials are stored in the warehouse and then grabbed as per needed into the production area.

 

If you guys could share your process for both decanting and raw material storage? Should we instead invest in large ingredient bins for the raw materials, and implement a decanting procedure instead?

FYI we are only HACCP certified but will move to BRC next year



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Posted 07 February 2022 - 04:13 AM

Hi nakedbakery,

I think you already know the answer in that you should be decanting/deboxing before taking them into the production area.

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Posted 07 February 2022 - 01:00 PM

If you have space, and you use enough, why not install super sack stations?  Then you can weigh out what you need and wheel that into production?

 

https://www.cmtnc.co...ischargers.html

 

It's significantly less expensive in the long run to purchase ingredient in as large a container as you can manage, the costs go down per kg with each step up in size

 

 

 

Also-----you need to deal with the fruit flies----the presence of them means your sanitation is not what it should be


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Posted 08 February 2022 - 04:47 AM

If you have space, and you use enough, why not install super sack stations?  Then you can weigh out what you need and wheel that into production?

 

https://www.cmtnc.co...ischargers.html

 

It's significantly less expensive in the long run to purchase ingredient in as large a container as you can manage, the costs go down per kg with each step up in size

 

 

 

Also-----you need to deal with the fruit flies----the presence of them means your sanitation is not what it should be

 

Do they have something similar for wet raw materials? 

We are dealing with the fruit flies - our sanitation is good, the problem the pest control company said is there is water residue after cleaning



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Posted 08 February 2022 - 04:50 PM

Do they have something similar for wet raw materials? 

We are dealing with the fruit flies - our sanitation is good, the problem the pest control company said is there is water residue after cleaning

 

Fruit flies can live on water. the only way to deal with them is by removing their source of food. if you are still finding them after regular cleaning, you are missing something. 

 

I would defiantly start with sealed containers for raw martials.






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