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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L4017004 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 食品開発学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Science and Technology for Food Development
ヤカベ タカフミ,オノ アキノブ,ハグラ ヨシオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Mainly lecture 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students Elective: Food Science
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Food Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Expertise regarding food processing technologies and  development of useful materials.
(Abilities and Skills)
・Capable of organizing and considering own issues to explore in the fields of food science from a social point of view based on experience of such as observation of a food manufacturing scene 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Researchers and engineers of food companies are in charge of these lectures. This year, two lecturers will conduct an intensive course divided into two terms.
(1) The objective is for students to grasp an overview of food product development in companies and its inherent difficulty as well as appeal. In addition, food science will be understood in terms of its relation to food product development using concrete food product development case studies.
(2) In addition to understanding the flow of food development in commercial foods, students will gain practical knowledge from concrete case studies on marketing and food, product planning based on the functionality of food ingredients, product design that embodies this planning, raw materials that provide support, stabilized production that achieves design quality, and ensuring of the essential “safety and peace of mind” of food products.
Class Schedule (1-1) Food product development process
Understand the flow from product planning to production and distribution

(1-2) Product development from the viewpoint of the customer
What is product development from a customer’s viewpoint? Use development examples of curry products.

(1-3) Role of food science in food product development
Understand how knowledge of food science is useful in food product development research using concrete examples

(1-4) Quality assurance in food product development
Understand activities that bring safety and peace of mind to customers in relation to manufactured products

(1-5~6) Scientific studies on the taste of food
Understand the status of “food taste” research worldwide
Introduce specific examples of development

(1-7) Summary

(2-1) Flow of food product development
Planning-Design-Manufacturing- [Sales-] Improvement

(2-2~4) Planning and design in food product development
Value development and realization
(2-5~6) Various problems in commercialization
Technology development, security and security

(2-7) Summary
What is required for food development
Distributed appropriately when necessary 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Text, handouts, PowerPoint, video  
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Please review the content of each class and think about associations with familiar foods. 
Grading Method Evaluated based on report content and class participation, among others  
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it This lecture is based on food development and research at food companies.
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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