For better food & health

NIZO is world leading in contract research and contract manufacturing with more than 70 years of experience. Our customers are food and health companies which we support in solving their challenges throughout the entire production chain. We deliver development and application of innovations resulting in gains in product quality, sustainability, cost effectiveness and speed to market. NIZO is a private and independent company, with headquarters in Ede, the Netherlands

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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


WUR and NIZO strengthen their collaboration


Wageningen University & Research and NIZO strengthen their co-operation on Microbiomics and Host-Microbe Interactomics

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NIZO’s hiring!


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Predicting food purchasing behaviour: view on different methods


Dutch and Finnish researchers have been studying the different tools used to predict consumer choice of food in the supermarket. While scores on traditional instruments such as surveys are thought to be the best predictors, a recently published study co-authored by a scientist at NIZO suggests that neurological measurements may also be useful for predicting purchasing frequency.

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