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Food Claims Centre Venlo

Food Claims Centre Venlo (FCCV) is the knowledge centre for all questions related to nutrition and food law. FCCV focuses on all questions related to the legal demonstration of whether food is safe or healthy. By bringing together the food industry, policymakers and researchers from a wide variety of expertise areas, FCCV bridges the gap between nutritional science and food law.

A Brightlands institute

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Brightlands is an open innovation community in a global context, connecting four campuses in the province of Limburg: in Maastricht, Heerlen, Sittard-Geleen and Venlo. The campuses provide entrepreneurs, scientists and students state-of-the-art facilities to support development, education, innovation and growth. Naturally, there are close links between all four Brightlands campuses, and together they enable Limburg to serve as an innovation region where researchers and entrepreneurs take on the major challenges in the areas of materials, health, food and smart services.

What can FCCV do for you?

FCCV provides tailored, project-based knowledge of high scientific quality upon:

  • how to scientifically substantiate safety & healthiness of food products
  • how to be compliant with EU food law
  • what to expect from and how to deal with food policy developments

We perform research and advise SMEs and regulatory affairs professionals in the food industry on legal issues related to food safety and health, including new product development, product labelling requirements and effective marketing strategies.

News

  • Alie de Boer

    Vote for Alie

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    The VIVA400 is a list of 400 inspiring women who shine in their field of expertise and who are nominated because of their talents. Our Alie de Boer is on that list in the category ‘Knappe koppen’ (brainiacs).

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  • Dutch Agrifood Week

    What will you be eating in the future?

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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  • features

    New chair position in Venlo: Youth, Food and Health

    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    Several companies and Maastricht University joined forces to develop the new academic chair on Youth, Food and Health at Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. The appointed professor will spend five years conducting research on healthy eating patterns in young people.

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  • labs venlo

    Research laboratories Campus Venlo opened

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    The research laboratories at the Villa Flora in Venlo were officially opened on 31 May. With these labs, the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo can be considered a fully-fledged academic community, where both research and education have a place.

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  • alie de boer

    “Do you believe Rens Kroes?”

    Thursday, February 1, 2018

    Mayonnaise with a blue check mark on the label. Light potato chips. Diet margarine that helps prevent heart attacks. Are these claims even true? And why do people trust Rens Kroes’s lifestyle advice, but don’t trust E-numbers? These are the types of questions that intrigue researcher Alie de Boer.

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  • Food as a medicine

    Food as medicine

    Monday, March 27, 2017

    Dr Alie de Boer – a food scientist at University College Venlo, a satellite campus of Maastricht University – recently published an article in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. Based on a comprehensive literature study, she revealed the importance of omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E in managing chronic inflammatory lung diseases, such as COPD and autoimmune sarcoidosis.

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