News | 24/08/2021
Ray, Fish of the Year 2021
Rye will be "fish of the year 2021" in Flanders. VLAM is setting up a promotional campaign around this fish species, with remarkably many nuances and facts. Again, ILVO determined the sustainability of the "fish of the year".
50th Western European Fish Technologists Association (WEFTA) Conference
The theme for this year's conference is "Innovation & Biorefinery in Seafood Production and Processing" and we invite you to submit presentations under the following six important research areas in this blue biotechnology sector:
Micro and macro algaeSustainable aquaculture techniques and its impact on product qualityInnovative seafood processing
The aim of WEFTA is to be an important platform in Europe for institutions engaged in fish processing, applied food science, aquaculture, seafood technology, health effects of seafood consumption and consumer studies. WEFTA aims at improving safety and quality of seafood on and from the European and other markets through research within this area.
Scientific researcher eDNA pelagic fish
The Belgian fishing industry faces an uncertain future when the transition period linked to the Brexit agreement is over. In the event of a possible closure of British waters, the small fleet segment will be particularly affected because these fishermen have limited options to other fishing grounds.
Do you want to contribute to sustainable fisheries? Are you passionate about molecular analyses and fascinated by their many applications to better understand marine fish communities and species? Then you are probably the right candidate for this challenging job!
Main research questionThe Food Pilot is currently well equipped with highly versatile equipment to simulate most food processing operations on a pilot scale, including for the extraction of (new) proteins.
Small-scale innovative food processing equipment
News | 25/11/2022
Unique protein processing line helps companies get started with innovative proteins
Jo Brouns opened the protein processing line with 20 new devices at the Food Pilot. The infrastructure allows food companies and researchers to test out the entire process from raw alternative protein source to pure ready-to-eat protein ingredient on a pilot scale.
News | 06/12/2018
Useful infographics on the status of important fish stocks for Belgian fisheries.
ILVO and VLIZ publish for the first time a series of summary infographics on fish stocks relevant for the Belgian fishing fleet.
The processing of these food losses will be done with the technology available at the many niche companies in Flanders.
Processing food losses via the social economy
Measurements in production: Improving hygiene, processing, product quality (free webinar)
DEMO: UHT processing: F0-value monitoring10:45 Part 2. SPECTRAL (VISION)TECHNOLOGY
DEMO: Pork NIR- & hyperspectral analysisDEMO: Pilot set-up for inline sorting11:30 End
Detailed program on the Flanders' Food website
On a regular basis we organize practical workshops in the Food Pilot about novelties in food processing. For this event, we chose for a webinar about SENSORS, DATA and DATA PROCESSING. We will discuss the principles, the results of our trials and the pros and cons. We will evaluate how they can offer added value for optimizing production.
News | 08/04/2019
Turning under-utilized fish (products) into valuable, profitable feed additives using a silage technique.
Fish heads and cutting residues from the fish processing companies, as well as landed substandard fish which may not be sold for human consumption, can be processed with higher quality and more sustainably than has been done so far.