Glass of Milk

Available Services

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FROM CONCEPT THROUGH DEVELOPMENT, SCALE-UP & PRODUCTION

Introductory Consultation

Looking to develop a product or technology or ingredient?  Let's talk.  I can guide you and your organization to finalize the product target, its requirements, risks, and costs.

Define Profile

Provide ingredient & claim recommendations.

Confirm cost parameters.

Establish critical parameter options, e.g., flavors, colors, texture, appearance, etc.

Complete project risk management & mitigation.

Propose primary package: form, servings per containers, serving size, shelf life.

Competitive & intellectual property review (e.g., infringement & patentability).

Formulation

Create “paper” theoretical formulas.

Evaluate raw material samples.

Evaluate theoretical cost models.

Ensure nutrient & active content level. 

Establish overage of claimed nutrients to meet shelf life & regulatory requirements.

Complete costing on different formula scenarios.

Prototype

Make samples using lab bench scale.

Prepare samples using pilot plant scale.

Evaluate process & package options.

Draft label & claims.

Complete formal & informal panel tests.

Complete accelerated stability studies.

Test

Final product & raw materials.

Claims substantiation.

Shelf life.

Packaging.

Physical, microbiology, chemistry, sensory, safety.

Competitive products.

Shakedown

Scale up to steady-state.

Validate manufacturing instructions.

Confirm throughput rate & costs.

Evaluate within-batch & batch-to-batch variability.

Define & confirm operating parameter ranges. (e.g., temperature, flow rate, mix time, etc.)

Ensure regulatory compliance. (e.g., thermal process, overages, nutrient ranges, etc.)

Production

Robustness – Quality, output rate, defective rate.

Alternative raw materials qualification management.

Troubleshoot production anomalies.

Evaluate cost-saving opportunities.

Complete formal stability tests on regular production products.

Optimize quality testing.

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