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I am going to design vegetarian sandwich fillers, which are more interesting than the sandwich fillers already on the market.

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Contents Contents 2 Log of work undertaken 4 Introduction 6 Project Outline 6 Design Task 6 Focus of Study 6 Task Analysis 7 Task Analysis 2 8 Vegetarianism - background information 9 History and background 10 Production of Quorn products 10 Nutrition 10 Product range 11 Marketing and sales 11 Nutritional information about Quorn 12 Supermarket Survey 13 Letter to companies 14 List of what each company sent 15 Generation of ideas 16 Questionnaire 17 Initial Specification 21 Health and safety 22 Food processing plant factory rules 24 Trial Practical 1 25 Tropical Sandwich Filler 25 Recipe 25 Annotated diagram 26 Tropical Sandwich Filler - Packaging 27 Taste test 29 Tropical Sandwich filler- Analysis of results 30 Trial Practical 2 31 Hot and Spicy Sandwich Filler 31 Recipe 31 Annotated Diagram 32 Hot and Spicy Sandwich Filler - packaging 33 Taste Test 35 Hot and Spicy Quorn - Analysis 36 Trial Practical 3 37 Italian Style Sandwich Filler 37 Recipe 37 Annotated Diagram 38 Italian Style Sandwich Filler - Packaging 39 Taste Test 41 Italian Style sandwich filler - Analysis 42 Development Practical 1 43 Vegetarian Fajitas 43 Original Recipe 43 Adapted Recipe 43 Annotated Diagram 45 Vegetarian Fajitas - Packaging 46 Taste Test 48 Picture of Vegetarian Fajitas 49 Vegetarian Fajitas - Analysis 50 Bibliography 51 Leaflets 51 Websites 51 Books 51 Log of work undertaken Date Work achieved in school Work achieved at home July 03 Assignment issued. Research tasks to complete over the summer break. Planned and typed letters August 03 Summer Holidays Designed border. 5th September Designed questionnaire Designed and carried out supermarket survey 12th September Task Analysis Task Analysis 2 Distributed questionnaires to vegetarian friends and family. 15th September Research background information about vegetarianism and other types of protein. Began typing up brief, focus of study and background info, research health and safety for practical and for large scale production. 21st September Plan first practical "Tropical Sandwich Filler" Write up practical, taste test, write up results, analyse results. ...read more.

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? My products should also be suitable for vegetarians of all ages, for example, nuts should not be included in the sandwich fillers because they are not suitable for young children. Health and safety Food that is safe to eat involves food hygiene. Premises, staff and equipment have to be clean. Food must be handled safely and prepared in clean surroundings. Everybody involved in food production should have training about safety and illness. Bad food hygiene can lead to outbreaks of food poisoning. The groups that are particularly vulnerable are: the elderly, very young children and people who are already ill. Potential for cross contamination in commercial food preparation. The people in the factories that deal with the food have to wear special clothes. They have to wear: ? A hat that completely covers their hair ? A white coat ? White gloves ? White trousers ? White boots or shoes ? Beard/ Hair nets They have to put these clothes on before they enter the food areas. They are not allowed to wear any jewellery except for a wedding ring. They have to wash their hands in a separate sink. If they have an accident, a blue plaster must be worn and the accident must also be recorded. Food processing plant factory rules We manufacture human foods that meet strict standards, and therefore remind you of the company rules: 1. Persons with upset stomachs are not allowed on site 2. Eating and drinking permitted in the canteen only 3. Smoking and chewing gum is not permitted on site 4. Hats, hairnets and protective overalls to be worn at all times in production areas 5. Jewellery not allowed, except metal band wedding rings 6. No cigarettes, matches, keys, confectionery, tablets or coins to be taken into production areas 7. No glass of any kind can be brought into the factory 8. Substances must comply with C.O.S.H.H regulations. 9. No perfumes, solvents or strong smelling substances (unless agreed in advance in writing) may be used. ...read more.

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Put salsa along the middle of the tortilla 8. Put other ingredients into the tortilla and roll up, then wrap up carefully 9. Tidy up Wash up, dry up, put away equipment, and wipe work surfaces. I am developing my practical from hot and spicy Quorn to a Mexican style hot and spicy product. I am not using mayonnaise, but I am using salsa to hold all the other ingredients together. I also adapted the original recipe which I downloaded from http://www.lowfatveggiefood.co.uk from using mushrooms to using Quorn because in my questionnaires, most of the people I asked would prefer not to have mushrooms in the product, but do like Quorn. Annotated Diagram Vegetarian Fajitas - Packaging I chose this packaging because the foil tray will stop the product from being squashed, and the plastic lid will keep the product fresh until it is opened, giving it a longer 'use by' date. Taste Test Picture of Vegetarian Fajitas Vegetarian Fajitas - Analysis I gave my sandwich filler to four testers; this will make the results more accurate than if I just gave it to one person. I will have a range of results to use. I think I did well on this task, as I followed the flowchart as I planned, and I considered health and safety at all times during the practical. . I think my trial practical was very organised; I had all the equipment and ingredients I needed, including a detailed flowchart for the production of my product. My testers said that the product was very appetising, colourful, and crunchy and it was well presented, and had a very appetising appearance. I was also told the texture was very interesting as there was a range of different textures. I planned my time better for this practical because I left the Quorn sufficient time to cool down before adding the other ingredients. I developed this practical since last time because I improved this by using hot salsa, instead of not using enough chilli powder because it could not be tasted by my testers. ...read more.

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