Quality function deployment in the food industry: a review

A.I.A. Costa, M. Dekker, W.M.F. Jongen

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This paper presents a detailed literature review on the topic of the application of quality function deployment (QFD) in the food industry. This review is extended with a thorough description of the methodologies involved in the practice of QFD within food companies, exemplified with the help of a case study on ketchup quality improvement. The benefits, drawbacks and challenges of QFD's application in food Research and Development (R&D) are presented and discussed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-314
JournalTrends in Food Science and Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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