Bert de Vegt

Science to Business | Round 2 | Food Safety

Controlling Listeria monocytogenes in Meat, Cheese, Salmon & Vegetables with organic Phage solutions

Phages are the most abundant microorganisms in the world and can be used for targeted bacterial control. Listeria contamination is typically found on the outside of food products. Listex phages can effectively be applied as surface intervention against Listeria contamination in ready to eat meats, cheese, salmon, vegetables, resulting in a 1 – 3 log reduction. Listex is considered a processing aid, hence no labeling required, and there is no effect on the color, texture or taste.

Micreos – Managing Director Micreos Food Safety
March 2015 – present
Micreos is a Dutch biotech scale up, pioneer and market leader in the development of antibacterial Phages technology for Food Safety and Human Health applications

Corbion/Purac;
1995 – 2015 –  Senior Vice President (last position)
Various leadership positions at Corbion Purac in Brazil, USA and the Netherlands. Global responsibility for marketing, sales, business development and innovation for food.

Corbion (former biotech part of CSM ) is a leading global company in biobased ingredients & chemicals

Education
International MBA Nyenrode University
Master of Science in Food Technology Wageningen University.

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