Quality function deployment in the food industry: a review

  • Costa A
  • Dekker M
  • Jongen W
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Abstract

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.

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Authors

  • A.I.A Costa

  • M Dekker

  • W.M.F Jongen

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