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Digitisation: Remove the kink(s) from the cable

In the food industry we are often sidelined by stubborn equipment, faltering logistics or insufficient digital technology. There has to be a better way. Johan van Holland form Innius, Paul Bakker from Fanuc Benlux and Gu..

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Vegaburger is allowed, but cheese alternative is banned

Vegaburger is allowed, but cheese alternative is banned

23 October 2020

The European Parliament today voted against a ban on the use of product names such as 'veggie burger' and 'vegan sausage', but in favour of a ban on descriptions such as 'vegetable alternative to yoghurt'. Terms such ...

Top Ten Food Trends 2021

Top Ten Food Trends 2021

23 October 2020

Transparency emerges as a clear winner in the Top Ten Trends for 2021, states the annual Top Ten Trends report from Innova Market Insights. The report provides an in-depth delve into how the food and beverage industry ha...

ING: Rising demand for meat and dairy alternatives

ING: Rising demand for meat and dairy alternatives

22 October 2020

The European market for meat and dairy alternatives is growing strongly. Total retail sales in 2019 amounted to EUR 4.4 billion. This is expected to reach EUR 7.5 billion in 2025, according to an ING report published on ...

Dutch meat consumption increases in 2019

Dutch meat consumption increases in 2019

22 October 2020

The amount of meat and meat products consumed in the Netherlands in 2019 is higher than in 2018. A slight increase in meat consumption was also observed in 2018. The total consumption of meat and meat products (based on ...

60% of world population worried about food safety

60% of world population worried about food safety

19 October 2020

Most of the world is worried they will be harmed by the food they eat every day (60 per cent). 51 per cent are concerned about the safety of water they drink. A conclusion of the first ever global study of worry and risk...

Monitor provides insight into organic production

Monitor provides insight into organic production

16 October 2020

The costs incurred by farmers and horticulturists in producing organic agricultural products are covered by the yields in five out of the six cases examined. This is shown by an analysis by the Consumer and Market Author...

Most consumers opposed to a ban on meat names

Most consumers opposed to a ban on meat names

15 October 2020

Are terms like 'veggie burger' and 'vegaworst' misleading? The European Parliament will vote on 19 October to ban these terms; they would be confusing for consumers. Almost two thirds of the more than 22 000 members of t...

Most consumers note the quality mark

Most consumers note the quality mark

15 October 2020

For three or five Dutch people, quality marks play an important role in the choice of food and drink. In fact, one in six indicate that they always consciously choose products with a quality mark. This is evident from th...

World Food Day presents online live show

World Food Day presents online live show

14 October 2020

Friday 16 October is World Food Day, the day on which we take action worldwide to advocate sufficient, healthy and sustainable food for everyone. Corona shows once again how vulnerable food chains are: it is more urgent ...

Foodvalley Champions 2020 announced

Foodvalley Champions 2020 announced

14 October 2020

De Nieuwe Melkboer (The New Milkman), In Ovo and Grünten have been named Foodvalley Champions 2020. De Nieuwe Melkboer stood out in the Protein Shift category. In Ovo distinguished themselves within Circular AgriFood. Gr...

Nitrogen approach: nature stronger, perspective for construction

Nitrogen approach: nature stronger, perspective for construction

14 October 2020

With a package worth billions for nature restoration and measures to reduce nitrogen precipitation, at least half of nature will be at a healthy nitrogen level in Natura 2000 protected areas by 2030. This structural appr...

'Invisible' innovation wins De Gouden Noot

'Invisible' innovation wins De Gouden Noot

13 October 2020

The award ceremony of the 30th edition of the packaging innovation competition De Gouden Noot took place on Thursday 8 October and was streamed live from A'DAM Tower. The Gouden Noot 2020 went to FiliGrade with its 'digi...

Fruit Logistica chooses for special edition in May 2021

Fruit Logistica chooses for special edition in May 2021

12 October 2020

Fruit Logistica will take place in 2021 as a Special Edition and is rescheduling to 18 to 20 May 2021 to host its trade show in Berlin. With the headline “Meet onsite. Connect online” the adapted concept focuses on busin...

Succesfull summit Bizerba and Sismatec

Succesfull summit Bizerba and Sismatec

12 October 2020

At the beginning of October 2020, Sismatec and Bizerba organized a joint live event in the industrial halls of 'DeFabrique' in Utrecht. The strict corona measures were taken into account; per day there were 4 time blocks...

Changing the rules to prevent food waste

Changing the rules to prevent food waste

12 October 2020

Major steps still need to be taken to halve food waste by 2030, but legislation and regulations sometimes hinder this. When entrepreneurs want to make an effort to waste as little as possible and value residual flows opt...

The world food issue is a many-headed monster

The world food issue is a many-headed monster

12 October 2020

In 2050, there will be 10 billion people to feed. Even now, the food supply poses major environmental, climate and health challenges. Wageningen scientists from a wide range of disciplines, from agronomists and nutrition...

The grass is always greener next door...

The grass is always greener next door...

12 October 2020

In my case, the above applies quite literally. Our lawn is a battlefield of various grasses, moss, dead spots and dandelions. The neighbours, on the other hand, can show off a tight, shortened, fresh green patch. Through...

Robotic technology is here; sector hesitates

Robotic technology is here; sector hesitates

12 October 2020

If it were up to Erik Pekkeriet, human hands would make way for robots as much as possible in the production process. It can provide manufacturers with flexibility and leads to fresher and more sustainable food. Accor...

Automation starts in your heart and your head

Automation starts in your heart and your head

12 October 2020

Why start automating? Why choose to digitise? We often think about saving money or making your process less vulnerable. Thinking from the customer's point of view is better. What does the customer want and what do you ha...

Automation for clean and sticker-free crates

Automation for clean and sticker-free crates

12 October 2020

Some 300,000 crates for the food industry are washed every week at the Tilburg branch of HB Rts. Numbers that can only be achieved if a thorough crate washing machine is used. LETS helped HB to meet the growing demand. &...

Nocotech system accessible via the cloud

Nocotech system accessible via the cloud

12 October 2020

When does the machine start and when does it stop? What is the consumption? Does everything work as it should? We want and must always have insight. In doing so, we have and maintain full control; especially over the dis...

More efficiency for Bakery Fuite

More efficiency for Bakery Fuite

12 October 2020

Automation makes processes on the factory floor more efficient. Through more insight into goods flows and stock, for example, as Bakery Fuite from Apeldoorn now experiences. The chance of mistakes is reduced and the bake...

Rapid innovation thanks to 3D printing

Rapid innovation thanks to 3D printing

12 October 2020

For the food industry, it is more important than ever to be able to change gear and adapt processes quickly. To seize opportunities. The demand for Smart Industry is rising. The role of 3D printing is growing within this...

Automation as a medicine

Automation as a medicine

12 October 2020

Lunchtafel has changed its business process. At the beginning of this year the company still delivered fresh lunch products to companies, now it has also opened the way to consumers. With new food concepts. In consultati...

Clean clothing 'on demand'

Clean clothing 'on demand'

12 October 2020

Hand in uniforms worn 24/7 and collect clean garments. Automated, easy and cost effective. An ideal situation for any company where uniforms are worn. Polymark takes care of it from A to Z. An automated uniform system...

Never become an expert

Never become an expert

12 October 2020

The greatest poison in forward-thinking is experience. If you had been able to ask a coachman from the year 1900 about his dreams, he would have answered something like: "Give me a pair of horses that run four times a...

Fast delivery times in food clothing

Fast delivery times in food clothing

12 October 2020

Having sufficient work clothing available on time is crucial, especially for the food industry. That is why Lavans opened its own production location in Northern Macedonia last year. The delivery time of work clothing de...

RI&E: the way to healthy and safe work

RI&E: the way to healthy and safe work

12 October 2020

As an entrepreneur, you know how valuable your employees are to the success of your company. That is why you want to protect them against accidents, illness and drop-outs. Not only for them, but also for the future of yo...

Robotisation: usefulness and necessity

Robotisation: usefulness and necessity

12 October 2020

Food safety, in other words ensuring food quality, is crucial in the production and packaging of our food. Hygienic design, automation and robotics now play an essential role in this respect.  The food industry i...

Faster freezing in solid cardboard packaging

Faster freezing in solid cardboard packaging

12 October 2020

Fresh produce is usually frozen in packaging. Independent research shows that there is a big difference between the freezing speed of products packed in closed solid cardboard and corrugated cardboard. This has an impact...