Print Email Facebook Twitter Quality Function Deployment (QFD) - Can it be used to develop food products? Title Quality Function Deployment (QFD) - Can it be used to develop food products? Author Benner, M. Linnemann, A.R. Jongen, W.M.F. Folstar, P. Publication year 2003 Abstract Publications on the use of Quality Function Deployment (QFD) for the development of food products state that the method is potentially a useful tool. The use of QFD would enlarge the chance of success, produce higher quality products and decrease the cost and the development time. However, a scrutinous evaluation of the available literature dealing with the use of QFD for food product development reveals that the number of examples of QFD used on the actual development or improvement of food products is limited. Combined with our own experiences we conclude that application of QFD in the food industry is more complicated than current literature suggests. However, QFD might prove useful if adaptations to the method are made and the specific characteristics of food ingredients taken into account. © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. Subject NutritionFood and Chemical Risk AnalysisFood industryHouse of qualityProduct developmentQuality Function Deployment (QFD)analytic methodconsumerfood industryfood packagingfood processingfood qualityfood safetyhumanmealreviewscientific literaturesensory evaluation To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:4ceebfe5-d0f2-4b55-91e3-2056761b4666 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/s0950-3293(02)00129-5 TNO identifier 237125 ISSN 0950-3293 Source Food Quality and Preference, 14 (4), 327-339 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.