The Manufacturing Process
Production of raw materials
Blending the powders
Filling and packing
- To ensure the quality of each batch of baking powder manufacturers monitor the product at each stage of production. The starting raw materials are subjected to various physical and chemical tests to determine if they meet previously determined specifications. Some of the characteristics that are tested include pH, appearance, and density. The finished product is also tested. Typically, the particle size is checked as are the micro-biological characteristics of the powder.
- While baking powders have changed little over the last 100 years, manufacturers are always looking for new ways to make a greater profit. The baking powders of the future may be blended with different ingredients to enhance flavor. They may also be specially formulated for specific types of batter to accentuate characteristics such as gas evolution speed, residual flavor, or blending ease. Certainly, in the future manufacturers will find less expensive production methods.