With the rise of more varied and specialised diets, consumers are seeking novel and nutritious value-added food products. This unit examines how new food products are created and developed, and explores the role of science in determining the optimal properties and safety of new foods. These elements will be illustrated through case studies based on topical situations addressing marketing, innovation cycles, packaging, labelling, food safety risk assessment, food additives and biotechnology.
|Unit name||Developing Innovative Food Products|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||TIA - Research Institute|
|Coordinator||Doctor Matthew Wilson|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
This unit is currently unavailable.
Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Explain how new food products are conceived and the main phases of development to reach commercialisation
- Communicate key concepts in food product innovation to technical and non-technical audiences using contemporary platforms.
- Evaluate food product acceptance in the marketplace and how changes in consumer demand affect food product development and production
The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.
2 x 50 minute lectures weekly, 1 x 3-hr tutorial weekly
|Assessment||New Food Product Pitch: (10%)|Online Assessment Exercises (10%)|Examination (40%)|New Food Proposal Report (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.