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Controlling Listeria

Products are increasingly being recalled from the market due to a Listeria contamination. Data from the National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) shows that the number of cases of listeriosis is al..

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In Memoriam: Ernst Paarkooper

12 November 2019

Ernst Paardekooper died Wednesday 6 November at the age of 88. Ernst Paardekooper started his career at TNO Nutrition in Zeist after graduating from Delft University of Technology. At the end of his career, he was divisi...

‘Meat for Diversifying Markets’

11 November 2019

Last summer the 65th edition of the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) took place. In Potsdam, Germany, 494 participants gathered to share their knowledge with the other conference visitors on...

Yakult: ‘We are a bacteria company’

10 September 2019

Worldwide, 40 million people drink the fermented dairy drink Yakult. The production process starts with a small tube of bacteria of our mother company from Japan. ‘Growing a minimum of 6.5 billion bacteria per bottle in ...

Improvement of the structure of plant-based proteins

10 September 2019

An increased awareness of sustainability, concern over the climate and personal health are drivers for the replacement of animal proteins with plant-based proteins, and the development of new products. Challenging, since...

How can you create a fibrous structure?

09 April 2019

It is a challenge for production companies to make high-protein foodstuffs, such as vegetarian products, that have a fibrous structure. Apart from the used proteins and other ingredients, the technology that is used has ...

Herformulering; textuur grootse uitdaging

09 April 2019

Op donderdag 4 april zijn zo’n tachtig professionals uit de bakkerij- en zoetwarenbranche samengekomen voor de workshop Food Reformulation. Martijn Noort, herformuleringexpert bij de WUR: “De sleutel voor succesvol herfo...

Intestinal flora healthier due to waste streams

14 February 2019

According to research by Carlota Bussolo de Souza, residual flows from the food industry appear to be very suitable for making the intestinal flora of obese people healthier. Fruit and vegetable peelings contain fibres t...

Preventieakkoord ook voor levensmiddelen

03 December 2018

Het Nationaal Preventieakkoord, is door Marian Geluk ondertekend namens de Nederlandse levensmiddelenindustrie. De levensmiddelensector committeert zich met deze handtekening aan concrete maatregelen om minder calorieën ...

Lab meat: meat from a test-tube

13 November 2018

Five years ago in London, Mark Post, pharmacologist and professor in the vascular physiology at Maastricht University, and his team were the first to demonstrate in vitro meat. The costs: 250,000 Euros for an in vitro bu...

Looking for functional proteins

13 November 2018

Product developers of food producing companies are continuously looking for new flavors, unique textures and solutions to improve the product structure. The use of proteins can provide solution to these challenges. Prote...

Fish events & trends

13 November 2018

Important events Heavy metals: 149 +39% vs. 2016 Mercury in swordfish from Spain 47 events (-13%) Mercury in shark form Spain 24 events (+380%) Mercury in swordfish from Vietna...

TiFN delivers 200 PhD’s in food sector

16 October 2018

12 oktober 2018 slaagde TiFN haar 200ste promovendus kandidaad. Mariya Tarazanova is, net als al deze jonge innovatoren, opgeleid om de kloof tussen wetenschap en industrie te overbruggen. Het proefschrift dat Mariya Tar...

Yuck, disgusting!

09 October 2018

A customer calls about a problem: 'It's possible that a small amount of hydrochloric acid entered our production process during cleaning activities. We cannot be sure. What do we have to do?'. Certified Institutions (...

Meat in a healthy diet

11 September 2018

The consumption of (red) meat and meat products is often under debate. Points of discussion are “not sustainable” (high CO2 emission) and not healthy (increased risk of colorectal cancer). But meat also has good nutritio...

Slecht in water oplosbare plantaardige eiwitten

14 August 2018

NIZO food research heeft een eerste stap gezet om inzicht te krijgen bij het stabiliseren van emulsies, zoals plantaardige eiwitten die niet oplossen in water. Tijdens deze studie volgen wetenschappers een individueel de...