Food Innovation Center Services
The Food Innovation Center offers comprehensive array of services to our admitted clients. For information on our admission process please click here. Once admitted, the following services are available to our clients:
Business and Technical Mentoring Services
The Rutgers Food Innovation Center provides customized services to our admitted clients under a Business and Technical Mentoring Agreement. The Food Innovation Center assesses a client’s needs and proposes a scope of work related to specific deliverables within a designated period of time.
|Management Strategy||Marketing and Sales Strategy|
|Business Plan Development||Strategic Analysis|
|Strategic Plan Development||Market Assessment|
|Organizational Structure||Marketing Analysis|
|Crisis Management Planning||Marketing Plan Development|
|Finance and Accounting Strategy||Distribution|
|Funding Resources||Pricing strategy|
|Food Business Pitch and Ideation Session||International Trade Strategy|
|Product Development Services|
|New Product Development||Label Development|
|Product Preparation & Handling Instructions||Sensory Evaluation|
|Package Development||Analytical Testing|
|Product Optimization/Expansion||Microbiological Testing|
|Production of Commercial Samples for Market Research and Test Market|
Manufacturing and Operations
The Food Innovation Center’s processing facility meets all federal and state requirements for producing commercial food products under USDA and FDA regulations. Manufacturing services are offered under Facility Usage Agreement with production capabilities in:
Hot Processing: beverages, sauces, jamsjellies, soups/stews, hot fill entrees, condiments, etc.
Dry Processing: baked pies, breads, cookies, dehydrated products, like dried herbs, snack mixes, etc.
Cold Processing: fresh cut fruits and vegetables, salad mixes, etc.
Cold Assembly: products requiring a “clean room”
Manufacturing and Operations Services Include:
|Production and Processing||Regulatory Assistance|
|Sourcing Raw Materials||Food Safety|
|Quality Assurance||Mock Auditing|