I sure hope I have understood how to properly post and have chosen an appropriate forum subsection. Please forgive me if I have made an error. This is my first post aside from introducing myself.
Once upon a time my facility (former) was gifted a set of documents specifically designed to develop food products and capture all the myriad details of the desired product from idea conception to getting on the shelf. It was specifically to meet the requirements of Costco, but could be generically applied for any client/customer. It consisted of 5 or 6 documents all in MS word except for the instructions were pdf. Alas, I have lost it due to a HDD crash (remember to back-up!). It was a remarkable tool because I could mandate the sales people who had zero accumen for science, food safety or quality, to capture the data indicated on the forms at each stage of the product development as they interphased with the client.I could take the data to HACCP and business meetings to have meaningful discussions, predictions, time-lines, as well as keep QA and production appraised of the real-time situation for any given product launch. In the end, the set of documents comprised an utterly detailed specififation sheet about the product. Per chance does anyone have these documents and willing to share? I have searched to no avail.