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NIZO: Investigation of astringency in plant-based foods

Astringency is an well-known aspect (some may call it a defect) of the taste of red wine, green tea and many types of fruit (e.g. grapes, bananas, persimmon). This ‘classical’ type of astringency has been shown by resear..

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Foodwatch launches manifest against the sale of science

16 June 2020

Foodwatch launches a manifesto against the sale of science as the start of a large-scale campaign. This is in response to the increasing public-private partnership and the risks this entails. Foodwatch has formulated con...

‘Too much focus on food safety’

12 May 2020

Improving food quality means finding a good balance between food safety and quality, argues Tiny van Boekel, emeritus professor of Product Design & Quality Management, and his co-authors in an opinion piece published...

Search for animal protein substitutes

06 April 2020

More and more consumers are switching to a diet with less meat, partly for sustainability reasons. The market for meat substitutes is growing in volume, quality and variety. The vast majority of these meat alternatives c...

Future of Food

19 December 2019

Vakblad Voedingsindustrie participates in the Future of Food campaign launched by Mediaplanet on 19 December 2019. Learn more about various trends and developments in the field of food. Subjects such as mechanisation, su...

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’ 2019

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...

Controlling Listeria

07 May 2019

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...

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...