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Food Product Development

SFS students by their products in the SFS kitchen.Students learn first-hand how to develop novel food products, from concept to consumer, and gain valuable leadership, communication and teamwork skills in the process.
Their creations are entered into many different national contests, including the Idaho Milk Processors Association, California Almond Board Almond Innovations, Danisco Knowledge Award, and Institute of Food Technologists Student Association Product Development Competitions.

To find out how you can join this team, contact team advisor Dr. Girish Ganjyal.

Recognition & Awards

We are proud to share the accomplishments of the School of Food Science Food Product Development Teams!  Teams have earned much national recognition since its founding in 1998, with over a dozen award-winning products.

2019


Product Development team developed WelBodi, a healthful porridge designed to improve nutrition in developing nations.

2018

Team Tamuuji won 1st place at the IFT Developing Solutions for Developing Countries product development competition in 2018 with their dried sweet potato porridge project for malnourished mothers and children in Kenya.

2017

Students who created the Tahili Baklava.

The Product Development Team won 2nd place at the American Association of Cereal Chemist International with their product Tahili Baklava.

2016

The team developed a product for their competition called Quinoatas. A mix of quina and oats.The Product Development Team won 1st place at the American Association of Cereal Chemist International with their product Quinoatas.

2015

Students created the Brazilian Delight product for a competitionThe Product Development Team took 1st place at the American Association of Cereal Chemist International Competition for their product Brazilian Delight