Tammy Crowe, M.S., Ph.D., is a managing principal at StratiTek, a full-service product development and technology firm that provides R&D solutions to the food, beverage and nutraceutical industries. She earned her doctorate degree in food science and technology from Iowa State University and also holds a master’s of science degree in nutrition. www.stratitek.org.
Key questions should be addressed, when developing products with bioactives. They include levels needed for efficacy or to meet standards; what claims are permitted; the in-use costs; and stability and flavor issues, among others.