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FNLI: Existence of food producers under strong pressure

FNLI is very concerned about the continuity of Dutch food producers. Exploding energy costs are putting them under increasing pressure. A growing number of producers in various sectors even see their continuity threatene..

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Government supports energy-intensive SMEs with TEK scheme

Government supports energy-intensive SMEs with TEK scheme

05 October 2022

Companies from small to large have been hit hard by soaring energy costs. The government has completed its inventory of options for targeted support for SMEs, which cannot escape high energy consump­tion. For these so-cal...

KVK: Protect your business with these 7 measures

KVK: Protect your business with these 7 measures

05 October 2022

There are many ways to be cyber-secure. What you secure and how you do it varies from one business to another. Yet there are a few security points that almost every business owner should think about. The Digital Trust Ce...

HAK stops production due to high energy prices

HAK stops production due to high energy prices

04 October 2022

Vegetable and legume manufac­turer HAK plans a short production break in January 2023 due to soaring energy prices. This will be a six-week break. According to the organisa­tion, with current energy prices, it is not feasi...

11 food sector companies in KVK Innovation top 100

11 food sector companies in KVK Innovation top 100

04 October 2022

On Tuesday 4 October 2022, KVK presented the ranking of 100 concrete innovations realised by Dutch small and medium-sized enterprises for the 17th time. In 2022, there are 11 companies from the food and agri sector in th...

Industrial food slicers with high-capacity

Industrial food slicers with high-capacity

04 October 2022

As the world leader in food cutting technology, Urschel is the #1 best-selling supplier of industrial food cutting machines in the world. Urschel designs, manufac­tures and markets precision high-capacity industrial slici...

Dutch cutter fishery to suffer heavy losses in 2022

Dutch cutter fishery to suffer heavy losses in 2022

03 October 2022

The Dutch cutter fishery suffers an estimated loss of EUR 20-30 million for the first eight months of 2022. Many cutters have been idle for long periods because fishing was expected to be unprofitable. Main reasons for t...

Pieter Pot wants more packaging-free products

Pieter Pot wants more packaging-free products

03 October 2022

Pieter Pot is running a campaign during October 2022 to invite consumers as well as major players in the food industry to commit more to packaging-free products. Pieter Pot has been campaigning against the use of single-...

Startup launches Coffee without coffee beans

Startup launches Coffee without coffee beans

01 October 2022

Dutch startup Northern Wonder launched Coffee Free Coffee on Tuesday 27 September 2022. This new product has the taste and smell of coffee, contains caffeine and is brewed the same way, but contains only non-tropical ing...

ENOUGH produces non-animal protein in new plant

ENOUGH produces non-animal protein in new plant

29 September 2022

ENOUGH will open a production facility in Sas van Gent, Zeeland, from October, adding additional capacity to the protein market. One year after construc­tion of the plant began, the Glasgow-based food technology company (...

Sunt makes baked donuts from rescued bananas

Sunt makes baked donuts from rescued bananas

29 September 2022

Sunt is the first company worldwide to introduce baked donuts on a large scale and shows that even the traditional donut -which originated from the Dutch oliebol- can and must be a lot more sustain­able and responsible. T...

Brave New Food takes new step towards sustainable food

Brave New Food takes new step towards sustain­able food

27 September 2022

Brave New Food is taking a new step in the quest for more healthy and sustain­able food products. With the Startup Challenge 2022, the company is calling on their network of both innovative startups and well-established c...

CBS: Consumer confidence hits new low

CBS: Consumer confidence hits new low

27 September 2022

Consumers were gloomier than ever in September 2022, breaking the low consumer confidence record for the fifth time this year. In September, confidence stood at -59, down from -54 in August. Consumers have never been so ...

WUR: Share of sustainable food purchases increases

WUR: Share of sustain­able food purchases increases

27 September 2022

Consumers spent €9.5 billion on sustain­able food in 2021. We are spending more and more on products with sustain­ability labels like Beter Leven, Organic and Rainforest Alliance. These are the conclusions of the Sustainab...

Avoid 3 major pitfalls when buying ERP package

Avoid 3 major pitfalls when buying ERP package

27 September 2022

When you are looking for a component or a completely new ERP system, there are several pitfalls you would like to avoid. To help you find the ERP system and partner that best suits your business, we have developed an ...

Laurens Hoedemaker: 'I am averse to fussing about power'

Laurens Hoedemaker: 'I am averse to fussing about power'

22 September 2022

At the beginning of last year, Laurens Hoedemaker (51) took office as the new chairman of the Central Organisa­tion for the Meat Sector (COV) and the Dutch Meat Industry Associa­tion (VNV). Before that, he was director of ...

Poultry slaughterhouses suffer from tight supply of CO2

Poultry slaughter­houses suffer from tight supply of CO2

22 September 2022

Poultry slaughter­houses in the Netherlands are clearly feeling the effects of a tight supply of CO2, said chairman Gert-Jan Oplaat of the associa­tion of the Dutch poultry processing industry Nepluvi. "It varies per slaug...

CSRD affects more and more food companies

CSRD affects more and more food companies

22 September 2022

New European directives force large companies to compile and publish their sustain­ability reports even more sharply. Are these in line with the Paris climate accords and will companies' implemen­ta­tion agendas achieve the...

Fantastic new proteins …and where to find them…

Fantastic new proteins …and where to find them…

21 September 2022

The protein transition is in full swing. Product developers and food technol­o­gists develop innovative ingredi­ents and sustain­able products: fantasy becomes reality. But ... how fantastic are they really? How can you keep...

Optimising aroma and taste of meat substitutes

Optimising aroma and taste of meat substitutes

21 September 2022

The demand for meat, dairy and fish replace­ment products is growing steadily. Producers are investing heavily to improve their range. Aroma and taste are the main challenges, because vegetable proteins from soya or peas,...

99.6 per cent slaughterhouses comply with regulations

99.6 per cent slaughter­houses comply with regulations

21 September 2022

"In 2021, the NVWA carried out as many as 88,000 inspections at Dutch slaughter­houses. The NVWA's new Compliance Monitor shows that no less than 99.6% of the companies complied with laws and regulations. The companies an...

Practical solutions for hygienic wiring

Practical solutions for hygienic wiring

20 September 2022

Hygienic Design products reduce the risk of contami­na­tion in the food industry. But how do you tackle this and how do you prevent cables and components from posing a risk to food safety? Jeroen ter Velde, food specialist...

Big data takes food safety to higher level

Big data takes food safety to higher level

20 September 2022

The develop­ment and applica­tion of modern sequencing technolo­gies have led to many new improve­ments in food safety and public health. With unprece­dented resolution and big data, high-throughput sequencing (HTS) has enabl...

Food industry turnover rose 19.6 per cent

Food industry turnover rose 19.6 per cent

20 September 2022

Food industry turnover rose 19.6 per cent in July this year compared to July last year. At the beginning of July this year, three quarters of food industry entrepreneurs did suffer from production constraints and that nu...

Butchers closures due to high energy prices

Butchers closures due to high energy prices

20 September 2022

Almost 75% of Koninklijke Nederlandse Slagers (KNS) member butchers are suffering from extremely high energy prices, a member survey shows. Healthy butchers' businesses can hardly continue their operations as a result. T...

Major problems for the food industry

Major problems for the food industry

19 September 2022

Sharply rising costs and high uncertainty on the sales side are creating extraor­di­nary times in the food industry. In the short term, inflation and a possible recession are the main strategic issues for many food entrepr...

Staubli Robotics in een nieuw jasje

Staubli Robotics in een nieuw jasje

16 September 2022

Stäubli opende 15 september 2022 officieel haar nieuwe Benelux-kantoor in Kortrijk. Het nieuwe kantoor illustreert de voortdu­rende lokale groei van het bedrijf in de sectoren van textiel­ma­chines, elektri­sche connectoren,...

New Commission Notice allergen cross-contamination

New Commission Notice allergen cross-contamination

16 September 2022

The European Commission has issued clarifi­ca­tion on preventing cross-contami­na­tion with allergens. The practical guide shows that cross-contami­na­tion cannot always be prevented and the legal require­ments should therefore...

Tradefairs in food

Tradefairs in food

14 September 2022

We are back in the thick of fairs and events. Neverthe­less, we notice that some fairs have shifted very quietly. Our overview has been updated with the new dates for the remaining months of 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025. ...

EU aims for only deforestation-free products

EU aims for only deforesta­tion-free products

14 September 2022

To fight global climate change and biodiver­sity loss, the European Parliament demands companies ensure that products sold in the EU do not come from deforested or degraded land. The new law would make it obligatory fo...

new recycling programme for paper cups in Europe

new recycling programme for paper cups in Europe

14 September 2022

Huhtamaki and Stora Enso have joined forces to launch a new paper cup recycling initiative, The Cup Collective. The programme, which is the first of its kind in Europe, aims to recycle and capture the value of used paper...

New at HAS: Plant proteins workshop

New at HAS: Plant proteins workshop

14 September 2022

HAS green academy is organising the Plant proteins workshop for the first time on Thursday 24 November 2022. The reason for this is the increasing demand from both the food industry and consumers for products containing ...

Transition in packaging at Empack and FachPack

Transition in packaging at Empack and FachPack

14 September 2022

Sustain­ability is demanded not only by the law but also by consumers - and this is causing profound changes in the food industry. Covid-19 has put a focus on the hygiene aspect of product protection. The theme "transitio...

Posters Meat, Fish, Fruit and Vegetables and Dairy

Posters Meat, Fish, Fruit and Vegetables and Dairy

13 September 2022

Through the trade magazine Voedingsin­dus­trie we distribute the poster VLEES, VIS, AGF and since 2022 also the poster ZUIVEL. On the posters you will find the structure of the various processing industries. Because of the...

Drink cartons most sustainable way of packaging

Drink cartons most sustain­able way of packaging

13 September 2022

Trade associa­tion HEDRA ( consists of Tetra Pak, Elopak and SIG Combibloc) is speaking out following recent reports on the level of sustain­ability of beverage cartons. Inge Eggermont, director of HEDRA, says: "By using r...

Qlip sets out to guarantee dairy with Dutch origin

Qlip sets out to guarantee dairy with Dutch origin

13 September 2022

The current milk market is in a state of turmoil. More and more milk or milk products of different origins are being processed into dairy products. The Dutch dairy sector notes that foreign dairy producers are increasing...

Column Judith Witte: Richness of flavour

Column Judith Witte: Richness of flavour

12 September 2022

There I was, after an exciting hiking, climbing and scrambling trip in the Alps, enjoying a "Hausgemachte" spaghetti bolognese. It tasted different than at home. In fact, had I ever eaten this simple dish as good as I di...

Zodiac printer matches perfectly with foil packaging

Zodiac printer matches perfectly with foil packaging

12 September 2022

The Zodiac TTO printer is ideal for printing on labels and (flexible) foils. In various foil packaging machines, such as flow packers (horizontal and vertical), tray seal machines and thermoformers, this printer prints t...

Proud of the meat sector: Passion to efficient marketing

Proud of the meat sector: Passion to efficient marketing

12 September 2022

Put two original butchers together and the conversa­tion soon turns to their passion for the butcher's profession and a good piece of meat. Passion that still shines through in their current jobs at Diviande and Sismatec:...

Have you ever seen them? Black spots?

Have you ever seen them? Black spots?

12 September 2022

They are fungi. They are common in production areas. That is why sealants are regularly replaced. But after a while the black spots return. The solution is to keep the fungi at an absolute low level. But how do you do th...