Agro Chemical and Food Company Limited (ACFC)

Yeast

Sifa Fresh Wet Yeast

Product Description

Sifa Fresh Wet Yeast

Sifa Fresh Wet Yeast

Agro-Chemical and Food Company Limited’s compressed yeast is available in 10Kgs cartons. Each carton has a polythene liner that contains the compressed yeast of 10Kg net product weight. Under normal refrigeration the product has a shelf life of two weeks. More product details are provided in the technical data sheet in B.

More about Compressed Yeast

Compressed yeast often referred to as “wet yeast” or “fresh yeast” is the traditional baker’s yeast product. At the end of the yeast fermentation, the yeast broth is washed repeatedly with cold water to remove any residual fermentation additives. The yeast cells are then concentrated to form a light tan, semi-viscous liquid called cream. Cream yeast contains approximately 18% yeast solids. The cream is further dewatered by passing it through a rotary vacuum filter to form a semi-solid cake that contains approximately 30% yeast solids. This cake is typically crumbled directly into a 10Kg polythene liner with an outer carton and sold as crumbled compressed yeast.

Crumbled yeast may be added directly to the mixer on top of dry ingredients or slurred in water with other ingredients to form a preferment. Compressed yeast has excellent leavening properties in all types of dough systems and, since it is perishable, should be stored under refrigeration at all times prior use.

The 10Kg carton of the wet yeast should not be left out of the cooler for an extended period of time once opened. Partially empty cartons should have their polythene liners rolled down tightly to the level of the remaining yeast to minimize exposure to oxygen and returned to the cooler. When properly handled, the shelf life of the wet yeast is about two weeks.

Technical Data Sheet

Product
Sifa Fresh Wet yeast.

Product Description
A leavening agent comprised of living plant cells derived from a pure culture of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, grown to appropriate protein and phosphate levels for optimum activity.

Ingredient Statement
Saccharomyces cerevisiae grown in clarified molasses and nutrients.

Storage
Store under constant refrigeration making sure the yeast temperature does not exceed 10°C. Stored yeast should always be wrapped and not exposed to air. Yeast should be properly rotated, using older supplies first.

Shelf-life
Shelf life depends upon storage conditions (temperature and humidity), as well as storage time; therefore, precise limits cannot be set. Customers can store this yeast as temperatures of up to 10°C for short periods of time. However, even under optimum conditions of about 4°C, this yeast has a maximum stability period of two weeks.

Packaging
10Kg Polythene lined carton boxes.

Suggested Usage
All yeast-leavened baked goods.

Features

  • Laboratory controlled fermentation for consistent uniformity.
  • Compatible with all fermentation processes.

The information here is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge; however, this data sheet is not to be considered a guarantee expressed or implied, or as a condition of sale of this product.

Advantages Of Using Wet Yeast

  1. Cheaper.
  2. Superior bread quality.
  3. Close proximity of suppliers.
  4. Less tied in money on stocks and better service.
  5. Freshness of supplies and lower risk of losses of stocks.
  6. Coolers offered and monitored by ACFC.

Specification for Baker’s Wet Yeast

CHARACTERISTICS REQUIREMENT
1. Moisture Content 68 – 70%
2. Yeast Dry Matter Substance 30 – 32%
3. Activity 1800 – 2000 mls CO2
4. Gassing Time 90 – 130 Seconds
5. Nitrogen 6.5 – 7.0%
6. Phosphorous As P2O5 2.3 – 0 2.6%
7. Coliforms Nil per gram
8. Shelf Life 7 days at 4 – 6°C

Furaha Active Dry Yeast

Furaha Active Dry Yeast

Furaha Active Dry Yeast

Furaha Active Dry Yeast is a household name in bread baking industry in Kenya. This traditional baking technology has maintained its presence in the baking industry despite late entrant break leaveners. The success of Furaha has been achieved by painstaking research strict quality control and unequalled standardization. This rewarded the efforts by making a unique bread leavening and flavouring potential, not achievable by other forms of baking.

The present natural aroma of Furaha has also lately lent a lot of appeal to the brewing industry especially the opaque beer and other improved forms of traditional beers.

It is available in 20kg packing with a shelf life of 3 months at ambient temperatures and upto 6 months if it is kept refrigerated.

More About Active Dry Yeast

Active dry yeast begins as Fresh wet yeast but the yeast cake undergoes further processing. The cake passes through a granulator then to a fluid bed drying system. Here the moisture content is further reduced from around 70% to around 8% maximum.

This active dry yeast targets small bakers and home bakers. It is also ideal for areas where the climate is hot or lack refrigerated facilities that make it difficult to distribute fresh wet yeast satisfactorily.

Compared to fresh wet yeast, doughs made with active dry yeast are slacker and more extensible and more relaxed. This slackening effect is beneficial for doughs made from very strong flours, for pizza doughs, bun doughs and some sweet doughs where a well relaxed dough is desired. This slackening effect is also desirable in the brewing industry especially the opaque beer and other improved forms of traditional beers.

For use in baking, active dry yeast is generally re-hydrated in lukewarm water 30 – 40°C (1:4 yeast:water) before addition to the mixer. A re-hydration period of 5 minutes is adequate to obtain good dispersion and re-hydration.

Technical Data Sheet

Furaha Active Dry Yeast

Furaha Active Dry Yeast

Product
Furaha Active Dry Yeast

Product Description
A leavening and fermentation agent comprised of living plant cells derived from a pure culture of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae grown to appropriate protein and phosphate levels for optimum activity.

Ingredient Statement
Saccharomyces Cerevisiae grown in clarified molasses and nutrients.

Storage
Storage under ambient temperature is acceptable though refrigerated or cool condition is recommended.

Shelf life
Shelf life depends upon storage conditions under ambient temperature, the shelf life is 3 months while under refrigerated conditions (4 – 6°C), the shelf life is 6 months.

Packaging
20 kg jerrycans.

Suggested usage

  • All yeast leavened baked goods.
  • Fermentation of beers and improved forms of traditional beers.

Features

  • Laboratory controlled fermentation for consistent uniformity.
  • Compatible with all fermentation processes.

The information here is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge, however this data sheet is not to be considered a guarantee expressed or implied, or as a condition of sale of this product.

The Yeast Market

ACFC manufactures Active Dry yeast (ADY) and Wet Yeast. ADY has been manufactured since inception of the factory. The introduction of imported instant yeast in the mid 1980s continued taking up ACFC;s market share. It is estimated that 40% of the ADY is used in baking and the rest is used in brewing. It is imperative that immediate action be taken to improve quality of the product through new technological advancement.

The introduction of wet yeast in the market has equally continued feeling the effects of quality problems and as a result consumer preference has remained with the cheap imported yeast.

The challenges highlighted here have to be addressed if the Company is to survive and remain profitable. Implementation of this strategic plan is intended to achieve this outcome.