Would you like to join one of the worlds leaders in Additives and Animal Nutrition? Are you looking forward to a multi-disciplinary role with variation from very practical issues to more abstract and complex problems? Then Nutreco has a very interesting role for you!
The food and feed industry must meet a growing demand for high quality protein . C ell-based meat * is discuss ed and developed as an environmentally more sustainable and animal-friendly option to fulfill the nutritional needs of a growing population .
A future opportunity for Nutreco may include becoming an ingredient supplier to the cell-based protein industry. Today, cell culture media the cell feed – has mainly been employed in context of pharmaceutical production but not for food. Hence, the regulatory and quality assurance strategy of providing a cell culture media suitable for food production to the cell-based protein industry need s to be developed .
The proposed student internship focuses on
Assess difference s between feed, food and pharma grade specifications and risk assessment for the t ypical cell culture media ingredients
Assess the difference s regarding safety aspects between the three specifications , both for the cells and the final consumer
Are feed grade ingredients suitable for cell feed or is food (or pharma) grade required?- > Safety perspective
Link learnings to broader regulatory strategy (parallel regulat ion -focused student internship)
*Synonyms: cultured meat, cultivated meat etc.
Study set-up :
Th e internship duration is min. 4 months and max. 6 months . Chinese language skills are a strong plus . Although the focus is on quality and safety, the project will be done in close collaboration with a fellow student focusing on regulatory aspects . The internship is set up as home office study, a computer is provided by Nutreco . The student will receive an internship allowance of 340 EUR per months. The student will be mentored by and work in close contact with QA and regulatory experts at Nutreco, as well as the specialist for alternative proteins for food at NuFrontiers (the strategic innovation and investment division of Nutreco) .
Nutreco , Stationssstraat 77 , 3811MH Amersfoort
Susanne Wiegel , Investment Manager Alternative Proteins for Food
T: +31880532716 M: +31683190524
Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and fish feed. Our advanced nutritional solutions are at the origin of food for millions of consumers worldwide. Quality, innovation and sustainability are guiding principles, embedded in the Nutreco culture from research and raw material procurement to products and services for agriculture and aquaculture. Experience across 100 years brings Nutreco a rich heritage of knowledge and experience for building its future.
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