A product specification is a blueprint to a product, listing all the information on how the product is built, what it should look like, and how it should perform.
In the food industry, a product specification document describes all the requirements for developing a finished product (aka a menu item). Typically, it includes attributes and information like:
- the product name and description;
- shelf life;
- storage instructions;
- sensory properties (color, smell, taste, texture)
- nutritional values;