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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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