Strawberries and Cream Sponge Cake

Worldwide manufacturer of scales and balances for professionals, Adam Equipment, have recently expanded their range of weighing scales and balances, that are set to prove beneficial to multiple retail industries. These ranges include a vareity of washdown scales including the WBZ and WBW-M; AZextra retail scales; GBK-M bench checkweighing scales and GFK-M floor scales.

 WBZ Trade Approved Shop Scales  AZextra Price-Computing Retail Scales GBK Bench Checkweighing Scales
 WBZ Washdown Retail Scales  AZextra Price-Computing Retail Scales GBK Bench Checkweighing Scales

 Weighing scales for bakeries

Within the food industry, Bakeries use weighing scales and equipment in order to weigh ingredients as well as the weighing of baked goods for sale. Measuring ingredients in recipes ensures consistent formulation and controls costs. When selling bakery products by weight, using a certified baking scale to determine the cost of sale guarantees customers are getting value for money.

Retailers must follow stringent guidelines and adhere to strict budgets. Weighing all ingredients for recipes means that bakeries are able to accurately calculate the cost of ingredients. It also means bakery patrons know that each time they buy their favourite cake at the same bakery, it will have the same consistent taste and texture, boosting consumer confidence in product quality.

How Jessica's Farmhouse Cakes use Adam Equipment Weighing Scales

Jessica's Farmhouse Cakes Stand

Bakers at Jessica's Farmhouse Cakes. a UK based commercial bakery, have used Adam Equipment weighing scales for five years. The scales have helped the company maintain its reputation for exceptional quality, according to Richard Bowditch, part-owner of the business.

'We rely on our Adam Equipment scale to provide an accurate reading of ingredients, so that we can continue to deliver the exceptional quality cakes that our customers have come to expect. When a customer orders our baked goods, we want to be sure they enjoy the same flavour and consistency every time.'

– Jessica's Farmhouse Cakes

Savvy consumers want high-quality baked goods, but just as importantly, they seek accuracy in quantities and amounts in their purchases. In many parts of the world, bakeries that sell products by weight are required to use trade approved scales. When a bakery uses trade approved scales, it receives the reassurance that its weighing scales are providing accurate quantity measurements.

The approval process exists to protect both consumers and retailers. If it's discovered that a bakery is using non-approved scales to weigh its products, the business could face substantial fines and even closure. If weighing scales aren't properly tested and approved, a retailer could risk losing a hard-earned reputation, loyal customers and ultimately sacrifice profits, according to Tom Storey, director of global marketing for Adam Equipment.

'The approval process for scales helps protect consumers and retailers against fraud and costly errors. It's only logical that customers are more likely to trust retailers who follow the law and use approved scales.'

– Adam Equipment

Batch of Cupcakes

Ensuring you have the correct trade approvals for your region

Depending on the location, different organisations approve retail scales used in the production and packaging of bakery items. Adam Equipment offers a variety of trade approved scales in all of the regions mentioned below:

UK and Europe

In the United Kingdom and Europe, retail scale approval relies on standards set by the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) or the European Community (EC).

United States

Retail scales must be certified by the National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) in the United States.


Scales and balances used for trade in Canada are approved by Measurement Canada.


Weighing devices in Australia are inspected by the National Measurement Institute of Australia (NMI).

South Africa

In South Africa, scales for trade use receive approval from the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS).

Why your scale needs to be trade approved when selling by weight

Approval ensures that all weighing equipment used for trade is suitable for its intended purpose and is sufficiently accurate. Trade approved scales undergo regular inspections tests and compliance checks performed by certified laboratories. Once a weighing scale is approved, consumers can verify the approval and other information, such as the name of the accredited facility performing the tests or the date they were completed.

About Adam Equipment

For more than 40 years, Adam Equipment has designed and manufactured precision balances and scales for professionals worldwide in the laboratory, medical, education, industrial, food, animal and jewellery markets. Adam is committed to offering an extensive selection of weighing equipment with best-in-class value. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, the company has strategically established offices in the United States, South Africa, Australia and China to provide product support and speedy delivery to distributors.

View the Adam Equipment website to learn more.

About Jessica's Farmhouse Cakes

Jessica's Farmhouse Cakes is a family-run business which started life in a traditional farmhouse kitchen back in 1998. It originally began as a separate enterprise to the farming business, but quickly expanded, moving into its own premises in 2002. The premises were situated in a rural area along the Dorset Heritage Coastline within the village of Burton Bradstock. Since then it has grown each year, resulting in a change to their present premises on the outskirts of the market town of Bridport.

The recipes and baking methods originally created and developed by Jessica in the farm kitchen are still being used today, helping to create that unique 'home-made' taste. Their philosophy has always been to provide their customers with the highest quality freshly baked cakes made from the best ingredients together with a personal and efficient standard of service. The cakes are all baked and delivered fresh to order but will all freeze if required.

View the Jessica Farmhouse Cakes website to learn more.