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New Product Development

Packaging Solutions

Quality Systems Documentation

Process Improvement

Food Safety Programmes

Ingredient Labelling

Food Standards Compliance

Martyn Atack
Product and Process Development Consultant

Martyn is the Technical Director of Cogito Food & Beverage, a multi-disciplined consultancy that offers a complete business support and product & process development service for food manufacturers, importers, marketers and retailers. Cogito specialises in taking your new or novel ideas and turning them into successful products that your customers love to buy.

A qualified food technologist, Martyn has an extensive industry background with companies such as EasiYo, Tip Top Ice Cream and Kapiti Cheese. He has two CHH Food Awards, including a Supreme Award, to his credit. Since founding his own, independent consultancy 20 years ago, Martyn has led development for his clients across a wide range of food and beverage applications.

Services offered

Product and Process Development

A one-stop resource for your new food or beverage development project. Guiding you all the way, from the initial idea through to finished product in the market.

Formulation Development

Creating commercially viable recipes to meet your quality, cost and brand objectives. New formulations, reverse engineering, technical problem solving and more.

Supply Logistics and Production

Finding the best, cost-effective solution for the production and distribution of your product. Ingredient sourcing, contract manufacturer identification, scale-up and production.

Quality and Compliance Services

Friendly, expert advice from qualified consultants, available when and where you need it. Food labelling, nutrition claims, product & process specifications, importing, quality systems.

Project and Business Management

Supporting timely delivery of your project and assisting you to build a successful business. Governance, strategic planning, business systems, succession planning and more.

Custom Ingredient Supply

Specialist and proprietary ingredient formulations made for you, to order. Making your life simpler, with specialist blends suited to your specific product application.


· Bachelor of Technology - Food Technology (Massey University)
· Food Safety / HACCP (Massey University)
· Approved Person for Thermal Processing of Low Acid Foods (CSIRO, Australia)
· Approved Person for the Aseptic Processing and Packaging of Low-Acid Foods (DWC, Australia)
· Principles of Thermal Process Control, Acidification and Container Closure Evaluation (Massey University)
· Courses in Product Development, Project Management and Sensory Evaluation
· Member, NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology

Professional Experience

20 years as an independent consultant, leading product development across a wide range of food and beverage applications.

Two years as Technical Manager at EasiYo Products Ltd. Specification development, product & process development, quality systems and hazard analysis. Products included yoghurt dry mixes, toppings, sugar-free sweeteners, dry blend yoghurt add-ins.

Two years as Senior Research & Development Technologist at Tip Top Ice Cream Co. Responsible for the development of Moritz and Paradiso ice cream novelties, ripples and coatings.

Four years as Technical Officer & Assistant Production Manager at Kapiti Cheese, Paraparaumu. Responsibility for ice cream, specialty cream and value-added cheese production.

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Martyn Atack

Martyn Atack
Technical Director, Cogito Food & Beverage

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Unit E, 4 William Pickering Dr
Auckland 0632

Telephone: +64 9 414 7730
Mobile: 021 280 6585

Cogito Food & Beverage is a division of Atack Industries Ltd

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