Product and Process Development

Product & Process Development

Product and Process Development Go Hand in Hand

Work with us at all stages in a product’s development from concept to production. We have extensive experience developing food and beverage products for the consumer marketplace while maintaining the requirements for commercial shelf life and food safety. Our team of knowledgeable and experienced scientists can help troubleshoot and solve your food and beverage product challenges.

Our process lab facilities enable you to try out innovative processes without production downtime. Scale up your prototype production in our process lab and see how your product performs. Our equipment can be set up in a variety of configurations to evaluate different types of production processes. We can generate prototype samples for shelf-life evaluations, consumer evaluation or marketing events.

Because we offer unique insight into technology and trends, our clients know that working with NSF International offers the best chance of success for their product in the marketplace.

For more information, contact nsfcanada@nsf.org or call 519-821-1246. 

When you book a consultation meeting with NSF’s food industry experts, you’ll get answers about:

  • Formulation development of your product or recipe
  • Commercial ingredient sourcing
  • Scaling up to larger batch sizes
  • Processing and production challenges
  • Shelf-life issues
  • Packaging options
  • Regulatory and nutrition labelling requirements
  • Food safety and quality

Consultations cost $950. Entrepreneurs are eligible for a full rebate* for subsequent projects greater than $2,500. 

*Rebate is for product and process development projects only and is at the discretion of the Technical Manager, Product and Process Development Services

NSF has extensive experience developing food and beverage products while maintaining the requirements for commercial shelf life and food safety. We can assist with:

  • Nutritional profile improvement for food and beverage products such as reduced sugar, added functional ingredients, reduced sodium, increased protein and increased fiber
  • Commercial ingredient sourcing
  • Lab-scale trials to obtain optimal formulas and processes
  • Sensory evaluations
  • Shelf-life studies
  • Initial regulatory reviews to ensure the product to be developed will comply with desired label claims or other special considerations
  • Nutrition-oriented formula development with the use of Genesis database nutritional profile calculations

We offer scale-up trials during this important phase of your food and beverage development. Using our pilot-scale equipment we can assist with feasibility testing, evaluating new product concepts and generating marketing samples using technologies that include:

  • Thermal processing (including HTST, UHT, tunnel, batch pasteurization)
  • Non-thermal processing (HPP, UV)
  • Separation (ultra-filtration and other methods including decanters, sock filters, vibratory)
  • Homogenization
  • Drying (spray, freeze, dehydration)
  • Concentration (evaporation, ultra-filtration)
  • Blending

We also offer flexible processing configurations, ingredient application testing and process development evaluation.