Innovation in Agri-Food systems. Product quality and consumer acceptance

W.M.F. Jongen (Editor), M.T.G. Meulenberg (Editor)

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This is a fully rewritten and extended version of the successful textbook “Innovation of food production systems”. It focuses on consumer-driven food product innovation using a systems-oriented approach. It integrates marketing and consumer sciences with technological aspects such as processing, logistics and information technology, and presents an integrated view of how new food product development is to be situated in a chain-oriented approach. Attention is also paid to the impact of changes in the environment of the agri-food system on food innovation, such as the changing consumer, the growing concern about food safety and new insights in human nutrition. Topics covered include changing markets, consumer perception of product quality, quality function deployment, the use of new and improved technology in food production, logistics and information technology, the role of regulation and legislation, quality management and control systems such as HACCP and TQM. The chapters of the first edition have been updated and extended. New chapters have been added, on consumer behaviour, corporate strategy, food safety and nutritional aspects of food innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
Number of pages399
ISBN (Print)9789076998657
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • food production
  • food products
  • food technology
  • innovations
  • product development
  • new products
  • food marketing
  • consumer behaviour
  • consumer attitudes
  • food acceptability
  • food quality
  • food industry
  • food safety
  • consumers
  • agribusiness
  • quality management
  • supply chain management
  • consumer sciences

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    Jongen, W. M. F., & Meulenberg, M. T. G. (Eds.) (2005). Innovation in Agri-Food systems. Product quality and consumer acceptance. Wageningen Academic Publishers.