This text is an enlarged and fully revised edition of a widely used guide that explains industry-standard techniques for introducing new, cost-effective, and legally compliant food products. The contents cover all facets of product development from market research to packaging, labeling, shelf-life, and distribution. (See the full contents below.) The book offers tools for market and break-even analysis, in addition to extensive chapters on how food ingredients/additives are assessed and foods are processed, placing product development within the context of chemistry, microbiology and food engineering. Organizational, technical, legal, and cost factors are explained in ways that may be applied by development teams. The second one edition has been up to date when it comes to the Food Safety Modernization Act and adds a chapter on dog food. New on this edition are sections on innovation software, emerging food pathogens, the Food Safety Plan, FDA information on labeling and additives, in addition to Certificates of Analysis and Letters of Guarantee. Review questions are provided on the end of every chapter.