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NIZO in the press

2012 NOV 29

New models hold promise for probiotic claim substantiation

by Alwine Kardinaal

Exposing healthy people to modified pathogens in a controlled clinical trial setting could be an exciting new way for industry to overcome the challenges of health claim substantiation, says Nizo Food Research expert.

Watch the video on Nutraingredients.com.

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2012 NOV 01

Food's Future

by Koos Oosterhaven

Companies and institutions in the Netherlands thrive on innovation.

Renowned Dutch trend watcher Adjiedj Bakas recently turned his attention to nutrition with his latest book “The Future of Food.” He believes this future includes more functional foods and a move toward personalized foods.

Read the article on Siteselection.com

 

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2012 OCT 12

QMRA

by Martijn Fox

Dairy takes new step in food safety

In the dairy industry processes are so well mastered that one can ask what the surplus value is of a number of legally binding microbiological analyses. Are analyses useful when abnormalities are never found? And they occur, how should they be interpreted?

Read the article in VMT (Dutch)

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2012 OCT 12

QMRA at Danone

by Martijn Fox

Producing safe foods in an increasingly complex production chain. That is what Danone and NIZO food research set out to do when developing a model that computes the microbial safety of ingredients beforehand.

Read the article in VMT (Dutch)

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2012 OCT 12

Development tool for screening scientific knowledge starts predominantly with dairy

by Wynand Alkema

The instrument that a consortium of Dutch companies and universities will be developing for the systematic analysis of world wide scientific literature, will focus predominantly on dairy. There is also a lot of interest from the dairy industry, says fellow initiator NIZO food research. The Text Analysis Tool will enable the combination of existing knowledge, leading to new insights and roads to innovations.

Read the article on zuivelzicht.nl (Dutch)

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2012 OCT 11

Combatting heat resistant spores (= video)

by Arjan van Asselt

NIZO develops innovative process simulation platform that can, amongst other, be used for predictive microbioligy.

Read the article (in Dutch) and wathc the webinar (in English) at engineeringnet.be.

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2012 OCT 08

Dutch companies develop analysis tool

by Wynand Alkema

A consortium of Dutch companies and universities has developed a Text Analysis tool for scientific articles. The tool analyses world wide food related scientific literature.

Read the articles (in Dutch) on vmt.nl and foodholland.nl

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2012 OCT 05

Structure of protein rich foods can be influenced with peptides

by Hans Kosters

The structure of protein rich foods, formed during heat-induces aggregation and gelation, can be controlled by the addition of peptides. Depending on the need both stronger and weaker gels can be made in this way.

This is the outcome of research by NIZO scientist Hans Kosters in the framework of Top Institute Food and Nutrition and carried out in the Laboratory for food chemistry of Wageningen University.

Read the article on innofood.org (Dutch)

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2012 OCT 05

Massive food ‘dictionary’ to speed new product development

by Wynand Alkema

New product developers may soon have a new tool for coming up with innovative food concepts, as a group of Dutch companies and universities is developing a huge dictionary of food knowledge compiled from more than 20 million seemingly unrelated documents.

Read the article on foodnavigator.com

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2012 SEP 26

Fancy a grass sandwich?

by Bart Smit

Will people soon be able to enjoy a nice grass meal, just like cows? NIZO food research in Ede is researching this interesting question.

Read the article and listen to the radio interview on www.degidsfm.vara.nl (Dutch)

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