Industrial Biscuit Production - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128155790

Industrial Biscuit Production

1st Edition

Editors: Iain Davidson
Paperback ISBN: 9780128155790
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st July 2018
Page Count: 256
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Industrial Biscuit Production is a practical reference that brings a complete description of the process and equipment for an automated food production line in the food biscuit industry. The book also describes the existing and emerging technologies in biscuit making and production, being a valuable asset to R&D personnel and students in the food technology and engineering areas.

Full of clear illustrations, photos and text describing the complete production process for all types of biscuits, cookies and crackers from the raw materials to the final packaged products, this title covers biscuits and its ingredients, test bakery equipment, dough piece forming, biscuit baking ovens, biscuit cooling and handling, processing and packaging.

Iain Davidson shares his almost 50 years of experience in the biscuit baking industry worldwide to students, researchers or people joining a biscuit making company.

Key Features

  • Covers the complete processed food production line from raw materials to final packaged product
  • Shows in detail the process, production and packaging equipment for biscuits, cookies and crackers
  • Provides understanding of the development from a manual artisan process to a fully automated high volume production process
  • Brings more than 200 pictures of types of biscuits, cookies and crackers besides machinery


Senior managers and R&D in industrial biscuit manufacturers, particularly for production, engineering and purchasing departments. Researchers and post graduate research students in the field of Food engineering, Food Technology, Foodservice and Culinary Technology

Table of Contents

1. The Biscuits
2. Ingredient storage and handling
3. Dough Mixing
4. Dough Feed Systems
5. Dough Forming: Biscuit cutting machines
6. Dough Piece Forming: Laminating
7. Dough Piece Forming: Rotary Moulding
8. Dough Piece Forming: Depositing
9. Biscuit Baking Ovens
10. Oven Conveyor Bands
11. Oil Spray machines
12. Biscuit Cooling and handling
13. Biscuit Sandwiching
14. Biscuit Packaging
15. Biscuit Production
16. Ingredients for biscuits
17. Test Bakery


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About the Editor

Iain Davidson

Iain Davidson

Iain Davidson graduated from the School of Industrial Design (Engineering) at Royal College of Art in London in 1965 and joined Baker Perkins Ltd. He was Industrial Design Engineer, working in the Technical Department on the design of new biscuit, bakery and candy processing machines until 1975, gaining a thorough technical knowledge of the machines and processes.

In 1990 Iain was appointed Regional Manager Asia Pacific for Baker Perkins and re-located to Indonesia and later in 1997 to China. His appointments included Managing Director of Baker Perkins (Hong Kong) Ltd. and Director of Baker Perkins Japan KK.

Iain was responsible for a substantial increase in the company’s biscuit business in Asia During this period the company’s Asian biscuit machinery business grew by over 3 times.

Iain established a successful manufacturing facility for biscuit ovens in Dalian, China in 1990 for Baker Perkins and subsequently continued an manufacturing capability for Baker Pacific Ltd. In China, India and Indonesia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Baker Pacific Ltd., UK

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