Marc Hendrickx - Articles and news items

How to compare novel and conventional processing methods in new product development: A case-study on orange juice

Issue 5 2010  •  4 November 2010  •  Ariette Matser & Hennie Mastwijk, Wageningen UR and Diána Bánáti, Director General, Central Food Research Institute and Liesbeth Vervoort & Marc Hendrickx, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

The overall objective of the EU FP6 NovelQ Integrated Project was to formulate strategic solutions for technical and basic research hurdles to enhance the development and successful demonstration of Novel Processing (NP) schemes. A parallel approach was chosen based on providing a sound scientific base and technology transfer.

The first approach has generated new insights for mechanistic and kinetic aspects on the impact of novel technologies on food safety and quality as a basis for process and product development. The second has led to integrated product and process development, and demonstration trajectories. It has also resulted in enhanced implementation of NP.

New Food Digital Issue 2 2010

Past issues  •  7 March 2010  •  

In this issue: Exploring the relation between nutrient bio-accessibility and the structural quality of tissue based food systems, Relating Microbiological Risk Assessment (MRA) to HACCP, Show Preview: FOODEX 2010

Texture improvement under pressure: fantasy or reality?

Issue 2 2008, Past issues  •  13 June 2008  •  Ans De Roeck, Daniel Ndaka Sila, Thomas Duvetter, Marc Hendrickx and Ann Van Loey, Laboratory of Food Technology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Today, consumers are demanding high quality, fresh tasting foods free from additives, microbiologically safe and with an extended shelf-life. The most commonly used preservation method has been thermal processing, such as pasteurisation and sterilisation. However, these processes entail considerable organoleptic and nutritional quality losses. Food scientists and the food industry are therefore continuously searching for novel, less degradative processing technologies.


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