UKAS & BSI
UKAS & BSI
Food scales are often referred to as kitchen scales owing to the fact they habitually reside on benches in home and industrial kitchens. Food scales measuring incorrectly can have an adverse effect on the accuracy of readings made during weighing of ingredients, which can have an impact on food safety, quality, and quantity.
When it comes to scales that are used to weigh out ingredients or finished product in the food and drink processing industry, there may be a risk of non-compliance with the weight labelled on the finished product. It is imperative to ensure that food scales are set up correctly and calibrated regularly to ensure accurate readings during weighing applications.
Balances and scales become less reliable over time due to wear and tear of the machinery. Small scales, like the ones used to measure ingredients in the food industry, are susceptible to this due to their sensitive build. But what all this means is that without proper calibration, you cannot be confident in the readings.
Food scales usually have a form of self-calibration built in, which is fine to use if the scales are being used in the home environment. The need for external annual calibration of food scales arises if they are used to measure items being sold to the public, such as a market stall or supermarket provider selling fruit or recipe ingredients.
Calibrationhouse specialises mainly in high accuracy low weight calibration of scales and weighing equipment, which ensures our onsite food scale calibration service is done to very high standards of accuracy.