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Developing Innovative Food Products KLA399


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
Unit code KLA399
Credit points 12.5
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


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Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Fee Information

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.


Teaching Pattern

2 x 50 minute lectures weekly, 1 x 3-hr tutorial weekly

AssessmentNew Food Product Pitch: (10%)|Online Assessment Exercises (10%)|Examination (40%)|New Food Proposal Report (40%)
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