|Product development projects can take many diverse forms. Starting with a product concept or a benchmark product, The Food Development Group has successfully developed new products for the food industry. While many ingredients are perceived as 'standard' there are a number of 'new' and exciting innovations that can enhance product quality. The Food Development Group is committed to continual awareness of changes and developmental breakthroughs in ingredient and processing technology. Through this knowledge our clients are able to maintain their competitive edge.
Sales of successful products can be enhanced through expansion of product lines to introduce new flavours, textures, product shapes or packaging formats. The Food Development Group works alongside of their clients to identify and bring to fruition key product innovations.
The food industry is highly competitive. It is essential that manufacturing costs per unit are kept as low as possible to ensure greatest profitability. Alteration of formulas or processing techniques in order to reduce costs must be done with a full understanding of how these changes will affect various attributes of the product (flavour, shelf life, processing etc.). We work with our clients to identify specific strategies for cost reduction that do not compromise the quality of the final product.
Over time, processing techniques and ingredient technology change. Formulas and processes that once were cutting edge could possibly be altered or right-sized to streamline processes and shorten ingredient decks. This requires sound knowledge of the role of ingredients in specific applications; knowledge that The Food Development Group can provide to your company.