PCAS product development capabilities extend all the way from concept development to commercialization. Our test kitchen offers a wide variety of services under strict confidentiality.
product developers have more than 20 years in the industry
and have helped national brands to introduce a wide variety
of products. They are board members of the IFT National New
Product Development Division and local IFT chapters. A list
of typical services and projects follows.
Culinary gold standard development, prototype preparation, alternate
ingredient qualification, preparation directions development,
benchmark/competitive set evaluation, food styling.
Scale-up and star-up:
Scale up, plant trials and line qualification. Process capability
Nutritional label development. Chemical analysis including trans-fat.
Serving size determination.
Product Specification Design:
Incoming ingredient and finished product specifications design and
Manufacturing Control Program and HACCP Development:
Development of manufacturing control plans and HACCP programs to
deliver desired quality and regulatory compliance.
Co-packer evaluation and qualification. Contract negotiation and
Focus groups, central location test (CLT), in home use testing (HUT).
gourmet popcorn products for national brand.
Reduced Sodium by 70% in frozen meals.
Developed shelf stable meals and dessert kits for national
Eliminated trans-fat in savory snack products.
Identified co-packer and qualified manufacturing line.
Created nutritional labels for fresh oriental noodles.