Research & Development
For more than 40 years, Keystone Foods has created new and nutritional foods for consumers around the world to enjoy. We have a history of innovation, from pioneering the total food distribution system to food cryogenics and the introduction of the chicken nugget, which we build on every day.
Not only does innovation occur in all of our facilities worldwide, with the capability to work with our customers to research and pilot products in all of our plants, but we also have a dedicated LEED certified, USDA-inspected R&D facility in West Chester, PA that includes manufacturing lines, customer-focused test kitchens, a sensory evaluation laboratory and a focus group evaluation area.
In Shanghai, the Keystone Foods Chef’s Club/Innovation Center is a focus point in the development of new and innovative products which have an emphasis on meeting the changing tastes and demands of the Chinese market.
Still, success only comes from our people. Our R&D team is a multidisciplinary group of scientists and chefs that have:
- More than 140 years of combined experience in the industry
- Doctorates and advanced degrees
- Expertise in everything from biology and chemistry to culinary arts and agricultural engineering
Our team stays focused on our customers’ needs and remains dedicated to finding new ways to delight and enrich the lives of their consumers. In the same innovative spirit in which Keystone was founded, we continue to evaluate trends, create new products and develop cutting-edge techniques to advance our industry.