Product Description
Tips on Proper Handling of Compressed Yeast
Specification Sheet

Product Description

Dakota Baker's Compressed Yeast is available in 50-lb multiwall poly-lined bags. Each pallet contains forty bags or 2000-lb of net product weight. Under normal refrigeration, the product has a shelf life of about three weeks. More product details are provided in the Dakota Baker's Compressed Yeast Specification Sheet.

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 pressing to form a semi solid cake that contains approximately 30% yeast solids. This cake is typically crumbled directly into 50-pound multiwall poly-lined bags and sold as crumbled compressed yeast.

Crumbled yeast may be added directly to the mixer on top of dry ingredients or slurried 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 to use.

Crumbled 50-pound bags should not be left out of the cooler for an extended period of time once opened. Partially empty bags should be rolled down tightly to the level of the remaining yeast to minimize exposure to oxygen and returned to the cooler. When properly handled, the usual shelf life of compressed yeast is about 3 weeks.

 

Tips on Proper Handling of Compressed Yeast

DAKOTA BAKERS YEAST
Tips on Proper Yeast Handling

DOs

DON'Ts

Maintain cooler temperature:
Maintain 33-38F temperature at all times in the yeast cooler

1

Don't Open cooler doors excessively.

Stack bags properly:
Properly stack yeast bags on pallets for adequate air circulation

2

Don't stack in tight patterns that do not allow air circulation around bags

Provide good air circulation:
Allow for adequate air movement in the cooler. Use additional fans, if necessary.

3

Don't store bags directly on cooler floor or in contact with walls

Use product as needed:
Remove yeast from refrigerator shortly before needed.

4

Don't remove more than a one-hour supply from the cooler at any time.

Use first-in-first-out product rotation:
Use oldest yeast first, Mark the pallets so they can be used in proper order.

5

Don't mix new and old shipments.

Take yeast temperature frequently:
Keep yeast temperature below 45-50 F at all times (even outside the cooler)

6

Don't expect consistent result from yeast that was subjected to temperature abuse.

Minimize yeast exposure to air:
Once opened, keep bags rolled down to yeast level to minimize air contact.

7

Don't leave portion of yeast in opened bag.

YEAST IS A LIVING ORGANISM
PLEASE HANDLE IT WITH CARE

 

Specification Sheet

Dakota BAKERS Yeast

Product Code 05800

Technical Data Sheet

REGULATORY

All Materials shall be of edible grade, clean, sound, wholesome, and free from extraneous matter. Product shall be prepared following Good Manufacturing Practices and shall comply with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938, as amended and with regulations issued pursuant to this act.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A leavening agent composed 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.

MICROBIOLOGICAL STANDARDS

Characteristics                                                                      Specifications

Salmonella sp                                                                                         Negative / 375g

E. coli                                                                                                        Less than 100 / g

CHEMICAL STANDARDS

Characteristics Specifications

Moisture                    71.0%

Activity                        280cc (Risograph 80g – 4% Sugar)

STORAGE

Store under constant refrigeration making sure the yeast temperature does note exceed 45 F. Stored yeast should always be wrapped and not exposed to air. Yeast should not be frozen and 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 at temperatures up to 45 F for short periods of time; however, even under optimum conditions, this yeast has a maximum stability period of 3 weeks.

PACKAGING

50 lb. Multiwall poly-lined bags.

SUGGESTED USAGE

1.       All yeast-leavened baked goods.

2.       Production of fuel grade ethanol and potable alcohol.

FEATURES

1.       Laboratory controlled fermentation for consistent uniformity

2.       Compatible with all fermentation processes.

CODING

Julian code dating – 021 H MD (021 = Jan 21), letters are for plant use.

KOSHER STATUS

Certified Kosher – Organized Kashrus Laboratories

 

The information herein 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.

INGREDIENT INFORMATION

NUTRIENT CONTENTS

Product Name:

Dakota Compressed Yeast

Product Code:

05800

Company:

Minn-Dak Yeast Company

Address:

18175 Red River Road West  Wahpeton, ND 58075

Phone:

(701) 642-3300

Fax: (701) 642-1908

Contact Person:

Darlene Schuler, Quality Assurance Manager

 

 

TYPICAL ANALYSIS

Information provided on a per 100g ‘as is’ basis.

Calories:

110 Kilo Calories

 

 

Fat:

1.5

g

Moisture:

69

%

 

- Saturated:

0.34

g

Protein:

15

g

 

- Unsaturated:

1.15

g

Ash:

2

g

 

- Monounsaturated:

0.81

g

Carbohydrates:

9.75

g

 

- Polyunsaturated:

<0.01

g

- Complex:

9.75

g

 

Cholesterol:

<0.1

mg

- Sugars:

<0.1

g

 

Dietary Fiber:

4.5

g

Vitamin A:

<100

g RE

 

- Soluble:


1.05

g

Vitamin C:

<1

mg

 

- Insoluble:

3.45

g

Thiamin:

2.55

mg

 

Iron:

0.84

mg

Niacin:

12

mg NE

 

Calcium:

21

mg

Riboflavin:

1.2

mg

 

Sodium:

3.35

mg

Potassium:

644

mg

 

Phosphorus:

412

mg

g = gram, mg = milligram, g = microgram, RE = Retinol Equivalent, NE = Niacin Equivalent

Ingredient Statement: Saccharomyces cerevisiae grown in clarified molasses and nutrients.