The NFL provides food and beverage manufacturers with a one-stop shop of integrated product design and product integrity services to significantly improve the likelihood of new product success, reduce time-to-market, reinvigorate in-market products, and protect brands. We are experts in developing new foods and beverages, and are interested to hear about your needs. To find out more about how we can help you, follow the process below. We look forward to working with you on your new venture!
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We look forward to working with you on your new venture!
Detailed below are some typical phases of work and services that may apply to your needs.
The NFL’s Director of Marketing will be available to consult with you regarding the marketing aspects of your project, which may include positioning or branding work, concept development, strategic marketing planning, marketing resource recommendations, etc.
We conduct one-day sessions at The NFL’s test kitchen in Livermore, CA. The session includes key members of The NFL’s team such as a chef, product developer, process developer, etc. The session’s goal is to provide recommendations for next steps on commercialization of the product, commercial formulation formats, analytical information and a preliminary description of the process.
The NFL creates prototypes that reflect the concept and mimic the original “gold standard” protocept/recipe as closely as possible, sourcing commercially-available ingredients and developing a commercially-viable manufacturing process. This may include:
The NFL sources and recommends package design and materials, and can be utilized to review final packaging.
We identify a short list of potential co-packers that meet the basic technical requirements and provide results for your review.
This stage includes preparation of samples in The NFL’s pilot plant using pilot scale industrial equipment or in your chosen pilot plant facility.
Depending on the anticipated mode of failure, The NFL will design a study to aid in the business decision of end of shelf life. This study design could include microbial, chemical, physical and sensory attributes. It may also include full term and accelerated options.