Precise specifications can: Reduce purchasing costs as higher quality products need not be accepted. Ensure constant quality in menu items. Allow for accurate competitive bidding among suppliers and so reduce costs.
Standard Purchase Specification (SPS) is concise descriptions of quality, size, weight or count factors desired for a particular item.
Using food specification serves a number of reasons in food service: They help determine the types of food items which need to be purchased. They determine the scope or range of food items under a category which will be purchased. They set up the purchasing parameters which are needed.
Standard purchase specification are concise description of quality, size, weight , or count factor desired for a particular item, Specification buying will give uniformity and consistency to purchasing and receiving, that will aid to maintain a desire food cost and creat a standard product.
Why do receiving staff use product specifications? To determine that quality requirements are met.
Why? It is important that you have all necessary product information readily available, so that you can assess, and control risks associated with raw materials, and for staff to refer to eg for ‘Goods-in’ checks. Specifications must provide all relevant food safety information associated with ingredients and packaging.
Raw materials (ingredients, processing aids, and packaging materials) are the foundation of finished food products. As such, they must meet regulatory requirements (safe and legal for your intended use) and your specifications (contribute to the functionality and quality of your process and product).