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PRODUCT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

20+ YEARS OF BRINGING NEW HEALTH PRODUCTS TO MARKET

Island Abbey Foods® maintains a highly skilled and experienced product development team working diligently to develop new products, improve lead time, and streamline the R&D process. Our rich product pipeline and extensive in-house R&D capacity supports continuous product innovations and commercialization.

Island Abbey Foods’ delivery platforms can be used to deliver any natural health product, dietary supplement, and other therapeutic ingredients into the body naturally. Our research & development over the past 20 years has involved testing all natural compounds and ingredients (VMS, herbal, botanical, etc.)

From concept to launch, our NPI (New Product Introduction) is customized to your needs based on complexity to efficiently complete the full NPI cycle; variables will include ingredients used, the manufacturing process, and similarity to current products.

RAPID DEPLOYMENT EXAMPLE

EXISTING FORMULATION

Major customer presents an existing product on the market with existing formulation and qualified ingredients allowing IAF to accelerate to Phase 2 of development.

AppROVAL & SOURCING

After approval of the texture and flavor, IAF quickly proceeds to piloting the product on IAF manufacturing equipment for approval of the final product. Artwork for packaging was sourced in conjunction with ordering raw materials and packaging for the customer.

6 MONTHS TO DISTRIBUTION

After approval of the texture and flavor, IAF quickly proceeds to piloting the product on IAF manufacturing equipment for approval of the final product. Artwork for packaging was sourced in conjunction with ordering raw materials and packaging for the customer.
Go-to-market fast with 100s of tested formulations

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT EXAMPLE

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Customer approached IAF with a concept for new gummy supplement. Over a period of 3-months, IAF walked the customer through potential concepts and formulations to achieve the customer’s vision.

PROTOTYPE & PILOT

Within 6-months, IAF had prototyped and piloted multiple formulations and flavorings for the customer to seek approval through their Marketing, Sales and Leadership.

9 MONTHS TO ON-SHELF

The concept was finalized, approved by IAF and the customer for manufacturing and on-shelf in 9-months. IAF also identified multiple potential line extensions including minor formulation modifications to address different consumer segments and led to the rapid deployment of subsequent products.

Development Process Overview

START PHASE 1

Project Scope and Client Review

We work with you to help define your product concept, including consumer benefits and competitive points of difference to ensure a strong positive consumer reaction.

Initial FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT

This is where our magic happens! We bring your concept to life, developing a recipe for laboratory scale production complete with colour, size, taste, benefits and more.
PHASE 2

ReCIPE PILOT & TESTING

We develop your concept into a final product at full commercial scale. We build within commercial scope so we can create a sustainable business strategy that meets your vision and needs.

CUSTOMER REVIEW & QUALITY ASSURANCE

We work with you to review the product to meet your quality and specifications. This is how we confirm the product, as designed, meets your needs.

RECIPE FINALIZATION & APPROVAL

We execute a final sign-off of deliverables and ensure there is mutual alignment on production.
PHASE 3

INGREDIENT & RAW MATERIAL PURCHASING

Through our trusted network of global and local suppliers, we are able to minimize the occurrence of any supply chain challenges and consistently qualify high quality ingredients to GFSI, NSF and CFR-11 standards.

DESIGN & ARTWORK DEVELOPMENT

We offer full support in product and packaging design, and can provide a large selection of qualified printers to print your labels.
PHASE 4

BULK PRODUCTION & PACKAGING

We package your final product for shipment, either in bulk containers or within consumer packaging such as bags, bottles, pouches and more.

QUALITY ASSURANCE & RELEASE

Island Abbey Foods® is fully dedicated to perform diligent qualified and verified independent testing to ensure all standards are met.
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