New Product Development

Food and drink new product developmentSAC Consulting Food & Drink has years of expertise in delivering New Product, Reformulation and Recipe Development projects with SME’s and larger food producers all over Scotland. We work in partnership with SRUC Development Chefs based at our Hospitality Teaching Group at our Elmwood campus in Fife, where we have extensive professional kitchen equipment and facilities that can be used for development.

We offer a wide variety of services including:

  • New Product Development (NPD) work including overcoming technical barriers in production processes
  • Recipe development to improve taste and texture
  • Reformulating products using natural healthy Scottish Ingredients which maintain taste and texture
  • Upscaling recipes for mass production
  • Research into packaging options and natural preservatives to extend shelf life.

We have worked in a number of food sectors including:

  • Bakery
  • Confectionary
  • Meat and meat products
  • Jams and preserves
  • Dairy
  • Drinks
  • Healthy snacks
  • Free from including vegan and gluten free

SAC Consulting can provide NPD services using SFC Innovation Voucher funding which supplies £5K to carry out Innovative development projects. Find out more.

We also have a wealth of knowledge in other specific complementary business areas, such as start-up, business planning, selling skills, branding, marketing, and exporting and can build a bespoke package suitable for your needs.


Food & Drink Consultant Alistair Trail speaking about Peatreekers Whisky Liqueur

Peat Reekers whisky liqueur

Food and Drink Team

Address: SAC Consulting, Ferguson Building, Craibstone Estate, Aberdeen AB21 9YA

Telephone: 01224 711 044

E-mail: foodanddrink@sruc.ac.uk