Definition: Biscuits are small baked products made principally from flour, sugar and fat.
Moisture Content: They typically have a moisture content of less than 4% and when packaged in moisture proof containers have a long shelf life, perhaps six months or more.
Public related Quality Specifications: The appeal to consumers is determined by the appearance and eating qualities. For example, consumers do not like broken biscuits nor ones that have been over or under baked.
Biscuits Shape and Size: Biscuits are made in many shapes and sizes and after baking they may be coated with chocolate, sandwiched with a fat-based filling or have other pleasantly flavoured additions.