Nederlands Bakkerij Centrum (www.nbc.nl) is an SME and a leading authority for knowledge and advice for about 4.000 bakers (craft and industry) in the Netherlands. The NBC education centre gives
education and training to bakers and performed the practical exams for all the dutch bakery schools (ROC’s). The NBC knowledge centre transfers and answers questions about laws, hygiene, nutrient
and technological issues. The NBC quality centre performs product, process and
hygiene assessments. The NBC bread assessment test (NBC broodbeoordeling), in which 30.000 products are tested annually, exists for more than 100 years and is the standard for bread quality in the Netherlands. NBC has an own infrastructure of hygiene, product and process advisors which visits daily several bakeries for sampling and advice. NBC has large (craft) baking facilities for performing exams and tests and a very defined small scale test bakery for accurate trials.
Last-but-not-least, NBC runs “Voorlichtingsbureau Brood” (www.brood.net) which promotes and informs consumers about bread.