Product development is the creation of new flavors, colors and/or the creation of entirely new products.Professionals work to improve manufacturing methods through preservation, storage, new product development and enhance the nutritional value of foods.The steps in product development involve:

  • Idealization
  • Prototype creation
  • Sensory evaluation
  • Pilot plant testing
  • Sensory evaluation and product modification
  • Consumer testing
  • Finalization of product specification
  • Market testing