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An Overview of Current Challenges in New Food Product Development

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Centre for Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART), Loughborough University, Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK
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R&D Department, Frit Ravich S.L., Cl. Riudellots, s/n, Polígono Industrial Puigtió, Maçanet de la Selva, 17412 Girona, Spain
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Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
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Sustainability 2020, 12(8), 3364; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12083364
Received: 3 April 2020 / Accepted: 20 April 2020 / Published: 21 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Product Development and Life-Cycle Management)
New product development (NPD) is essential for business success and growth. High- to medium-technology manufacturing sectors have introduced standard models. The adaptation of these systematic NPD procedures supported by appropriate decision support tools has provided significant benefits in production cost, product quality and supply chain availability. However, the challenges involved in NPD of food are rapidly increasing due to consumer demand for organic and healthy diets, in particular, more nutritious low-calorie food, and preference for customised and personalised food products. This has resulted in a proliferation of new varieties, types and shapes of food products that are constantly introduced. Most of these new products are developed based on company-specific ad hoc NPD procedures, within small to medium enterprises that form the biggest proportion of food producers in most developed countries. This highlights a need for further research into novel NPD methods and tools in the food sector. This communication provides an overview of the NPD processes, analyses their strengths and shortcomings and outlines critical missing capabilities for food manufacturers in specific. View Full-Text
Keywords: new product development; sustainability; food manufacturing; lifecycle management new product development; sustainability; food manufacturing; lifecycle management
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Azanedo, L.; Garcia-Garcia, G.; Stone, J.; Rahimifard, S. An Overview of Current Challenges in New Food Product Development. Sustainability 2020, 12, 3364. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12083364

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Azanedo L, Garcia-Garcia G, Stone J, Rahimifard S. An Overview of Current Challenges in New Food Product Development. Sustainability. 2020; 12(8):3364. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12083364

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Azanedo, Lucia, Guillermo Garcia-Garcia, Jamie Stone, and Shahin Rahimifard. 2020. "An Overview of Current Challenges in New Food Product Development" Sustainability 12, no. 8: 3364. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12083364

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