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Food product development based on experience
Side, Catherine.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Ames, Iowa : Iowa State Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
xv, 199 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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TP370 .F628 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Improve your product development success ratio!

This IFT Basic Symposium is the collective work of a team of seasoned food industry consultants whose experiences and observations provide a "how to" guide of successful product and process development. Their information-packed presentations will deepen and broaden the food technologist's knowledge of food product development to the sphere beyond the laboratory.

Authors address the following key components of product development: Managing the Product Development Process, Consumer & Market Research, Making It Happen, Cost & Pricing

A case study and several short case history lessons illuminate product development from perspectives that include consumer and marketing needs, manufacturing ramifications, communication issues, food safety systems, shelf life techniques, and distribution elements.

Table of Contents

Executive Support and Feedback
Focusing on the Participants: When and How To Involve Them
Managing the Product Development Process
Organizing Human Resouces: By Project? By Discipline? As a Matrix?
Product Life Cycle: Consumer and Market Research
Shelf Life Considerations and Techniques
Product and Concept Testing: Methods and Cost Control
Case Study: Introducing a New Flavor and Color Ingredient
Food Safety Systems: Anticipating Production
Confirming Safety (Challenge Testing)
Some Lesson Vignettes from Focus Groups and Other Market Research
Equipment Integration in the Process: Patent Questions and Vendor Confidentiality
Contract Packing or In-house Manufacturing
The Impact of Packaging on Product Development
Initial and Progressive Cost: Finding the Critical Factors
Balancing and Controlling the Factors for Cost and Pricing
Successful and Unsuccessful Product Development Short Stories