Expertise & Services

Dairy & Plant Proteins

Proteins essential for a person's body and needs a balance of all amino acids to function correctly. A complete protein source can come animal and plant protein. The use of alternative proteins offers a perfect solution to a more sustainable food production system. Customers are ready to embrace this trend, but will only do so if taste, texture and health remain uncompromised. We can meet their expectations!

Fermentation & Probiotics

Understanding the diversity and functions of microorganisms is essential for improving your food or other products influencing human health. And use of new strains or other formulations can increase the shelf life and/or safety of the food products or reduce costs of the production process. Optimizing these processing conditions can lead to a significant cost reduction.

Preclinical & Clinical models

With NIZO’s nutritional research we are able to support qualifying your health claims such as investigating resistance to infection, microbes & health and digestion and gut comfort.

Process optimisation and pilot plant manufacturing

Are you optimizing existing processes, designing new production processes or looking for alternative applications for product waste streams? We can assist you with practical solutions, applying our extensive knowledge on proces-product interactions. We offer an extensive pilot facility, covering upstream and downstream processing.

Food analytics for research & development

Keep your food product development on the right track, with technical and sensory analytics that help you create foods that meet consumer and quality needs Whether you are developing a food product that should mimic the taste, smell or texture of another, or creating a completely new food to meet consumer demand, you need to be sure it offers the benefits and characteristics you are looking for. Composition. Performance. Quality. And, of course, taste, smell and (mouth)feel. Analytics provide you with objective insight to make informed research & development decisions, and to keep your product development moving in the right direction. Is the new food product objectively ‘better’? Does it meet your claims? What is the shelf-life? Does it meet the product specifications (i.e. batch release)?

Proven food analysis
Our analytics tools and services give you objective, independent insight to direct your food product development and innovation.NIZO is specialised in setting up and validating dedicated analytical methods that can, if desired, be implemented at your facility. In addition to lab-based analytics, we also offer insight into how flavour is perceived by people through our expert sensory panel.

Analytics play a critical role in our contract research and manufacturing servicesYou can also take advantage of many of our analytic services on a ‘stand-alone’ basis?

Chemical analytics Flavour analytics including flavour perception Texture analytics

NIZO: An independent and confidential partner
As a renowned food innovation partner, technical and sensory analytics play a key role in our holistic approach to successfully bringing products to market. We carry out a broad range of proven chemical, texture, health and microbiological analyses, run under tightly controlled conditions. You can use our individual analytics services with complete trust in our independence and confidentiality.