For better food & health

NIZO offers development and pilot production of innovative new food products to help you meet fast and radically changing consumer demands. 
Concerned with climate change, the effects of lifestyle on health and much longer life expectancies, people are increasingly looking for food options that are sustainable and have proven health benefits. At the same time, our increasingly digital world is revolutionising distributions channels, bringing convenience for consumers – but also very different storage and food safety conditions which have major implications for manufacturers.
Amid all this change, one age-old fact of food production remains: if it doesn’t look, feel and, above all, taste right, it won’t sell.

NIZO’s wide-ranging expertise helps you successfully address your food challenge: from managing the protein transition or delivering real health benefits to maintaining food safety and scaling up to industrial production. Through multidisciplinary teams and unique pilot production plant, we bring all the expertise together to deliver cost and time-to-market savings. And we are the only partner that can support you through the entire innovation process: from R&D to (pilot) production. 

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Our passion is accelerating innovation together with our customers.

Our expertise & services

Knowledge and expertise in bacteria, proteins and processing is the starting point of our contribution to innovation. Highly-qualified and specialised scientists, experts, operators and business development managers work closely together with our customers to strengthen their competitive advantage. Our high-tech technologies and application capabilities enable you to create plant-protein based products, maximise process efficiency, prove health claims and produce safe products of high quality. Explore all


We help our customers in the dairy & cultures, personal care & health, infant & clinical and food, beverage & ingredients industry to improve and develop superior products and processes. Our market insight, extensive global network and broad overview, enable us to scout for long-term trends and grow as a worldwide technology leader. We connect with leading research institutes and universities worldwide to deliver sustainable solutions better food and health. Explore all


Practical method for spore enumeration in cocoa powders


NIZO and its industrial consortium partners Olam Cocoa, Cargill, Barry Callebaut, The Coca-Cola Company, FrieslandCampina, Abbott Nutrition and Tetra Pak, have published a paper providing an optimised and aligned method for reliable enumeration of spores in cocoa powders.     

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New whitepaper: Screening and substantiation of ingredients with a gut health benefit


Have you been struggling to find a proven approach to screen and substantiate the health benefits of your food products? In this new whitepaper, we will show you how such a process looks like.

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WE ARE HIRING: Senior Innovation Consultant


If you are interested in this position, please contact Jakob Jan Verbraak, telephone: +31 (0)317-468686 / +31 (0)6-51820349 or apply through this link or e-mail your written application to     

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We are innovating with

Friesland Campina
Mead Johnson