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Consumption alternative proteins is lagging behind

More and more Dutch people want to eat less meat, dairy and eggs and are more likely to opt for alternative protein sources. Yet the consumption of alternative proteins - fish, pulses, meat substitutes, seaweed and insec..

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DSM and Neste work together towards sustainability

DSM and Neste work together towards sustainability

30 November 2020

Royal DSM announced that it will start a strategic partnership with Neste to enable the production of high performance polymers. This enables DSM and its customers to reduce the carbon footprint of their own products whi...

Winnaars Rabo Duurzame Innovatieprijs 2020

Winnaars Rabo Duurzame Innovatieprijs 2020

30 November 2020

Donderdagavond 26 november 2020 is de Rabo Duurzame Innovatieprijs uitgereikt aan Rival Foods, SusPhos en Bilihome. Rabobank bekroont hen daarmee als duurzame dwarsdenkers, ondernemers die met gezonde dosis eigenwijsheid...

Vegan milk from wheat bran soon possible

Vegan milk from wheat bran soon possible

27 November 2020

The demand for plant-based alternatives to animal proteins is constantly increasing. Royal Koopmans will investigate, together with the Carbohydrate Competence Centre (CCC), how wheat bran can be used to produce vegetabl...

Espera contributes to consumer trust

Espera contributes to consumer trust

27 November 2020

The food industry is the most critical sector with regard to product declaration. For the end user, the label on a product is the platform for all product-specific information, such as nutritional values and allergen inf...

1.2 million for research into bio-plastics from sugar

1.2 million for research into bio-plastics from sugar

26 November 2020

Over the next three years, the University of Groningen (RUG) and various companies and knowledge institutes will conduct research into how bioplastics can be made from sugar in an efficient way, so that the price will be...

Van Loon Group starts with Pork at its Best

Van Loon Group starts with Pork at its Best

26 November 2020

On 1 October 2020, the new chain concept Pork at its Best was launched. Van Loon Group took the initiative for this innovative chain concept to increase pork quality and make the chain transparent, sustainable and contro...

Transition to a sustainable food system

Transition to a sustainable food system

26 November 2020

Under the name of the Dutch National Science Agenda, a broad consortium of 30 scientists from universities of applied sciences, together with a large number of companies, NGOs and innovative networks, is launching the th...

Grass Fed Standard: benchmark for quality beef

Grass Fed Standard: benchmark for quality beef

25 November 2020

Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has introduced a national quality label for grass-fed Irish beef. This so-called Grass Fed Standard provides consumers with reliable information about the origin and living conditions of I...

Fair meat price is getting closer and closer

Fair meat price is getting closer and closer

24 November 2020

55% of residents in the Netherlands, Germany and France are in favour of the introduction of a fair meat price, in line with the TAPP Coalition's plan whereby yields are returned directly to society through sustainabilit...

Appetite for more: IFFA 2022 expands focus

Appetite for more: IFFA 2022 expands focus

24 November 2020

In addition to the traditional focus on meat, IFFA will open itself to alternative proteins from 2022 onwards. With the new subtitle 'Technology for Meat and Alternative Proteins', the world's largest trade fair for the ...

10 priorities to reduce food waste

10 priorities to reduce food waste

24 November 2020

Together Against Food Waste calls for UN Food Systems Summit 2021 In order to halve food waste by 2030 - a United Nations sustainable development goal - major steps still need to be taken. Sometimes legislation or (Eu...

Food suppliers gain a stronger position in the chain

Food suppliers gain a stronger position in the chain

24 November 2020

Farmers, horticulturists and fishermen have a weaker negotiating position compared to large and concentrated market players in the chain. This means, for example, that they can easily be put under pressure to accept disc...

RBK Group acquires Adviesburo Verhoef

RBK Group acquires Adviesburo Verhoef

23 November 2020

The RBK Group from Deventer has taken a majority interest in Adviesburo Verhoef BV from Lochem with retroactive effect from 1 July 2020.  Verhoef specialises in industrial refrigeration technology, heat recovery,...

Even 'soft' brexit costs over EUR 4.5 billion.

Even 'soft' brexit costs over EUR 4.5 billion.

19 November 2020

The European Union and the United Kingdom are expected to separate with a free trade agreement. But even such a 'soft' brexit will cost the Dutch economy over €4.5 billion - or 0.7% of GDP (from manufacturing) - and more...

NTRAFOOD is postponed to October 2021

NTRAFOOD is postponed to October 2021

19 November 2020

When, at the end of June 2020, the organisation decided to postpone INTRAFOOD to February 2021, no one could have imagined that the coronavirus would continue to plague us. Many exhibitors indicate that the continuation ...

NVWA publishes manual Novel foods

NVWA publishes manual Novel foods

18 November 2020

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has compiled and published a handbook on novel foods. The handbook is mainly intended for the business community as an aid to comply with their legal obligation...

Ban on disposable plastic starting in 2021

Ban on disposable plastic starting in 2021

18 November 2020

As of 3 July 2021, disposable plastic items such as straws, cutlery and plates will be banned in the EU. These are products that are most likely to end up in the environment and for which there are affordable alternative...

Unilever puts extra effort into vegan

Unilever puts extra effort into vegan

18 November 2020

On Wednesday 18 November, Unilever announced a new annual turnover target of €1 billion for vegetable meat substitutes and dairy alternatives within the next five to seven years. This growth will be driven by the roll-ou...

More spent on sustainable food in 2019

More spent on sustainable food in 2019

18 November 2020

We spent 18% more on sustainable food in 2019 than the year before. Consumers are quite willing to spend more on sustainable food. The supply also grew steadily. Of the more than 56 billion euros we spent on food last ye...

The cleaning dilemma

The cleaning dilemma

16 November 2020

My daughter has new white trousers. A super trendy flare, for the winter; that's possible. There is a small stain on the thigh after the first time she wears them. She doesn't know what it is. Pen? Marker? Maybe mascara?...

‘Impact of sustainable initiatives is often too small’

‘Impact of sustainable initiatives is often too small’

16 November 2020

As Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, she already had the theme healthy food high on the agenda. Now that she is chairmen of the board of Foodvalley, Edith Schippers wants to increase the power of innovative, Dutch f...

Cleaning and disinfection: ‘It remains tailor-made’

Cleaning and disinfection: ‘It remains tailor-made’

16 November 2020

A great deal of research is being carries out into cleaning and disinfection in the food industry. This provided the necessary data; but it didn’t lead to standard protocols. Good cleaning remains tailor-made. And turns ...

From detergents to clean factory

From detergents to clean factory

16 November 2020

‘Food companies still have little knowledge of good and effective cleaning’, concludes Gert Visscher, director/owner of Eco2Clean. “Knowledge that exists is often quickly lost. That does not benefit ‘food safe production...

No hygiene regulations can compete with this

No hygiene regulations can compete with this

16 November 2020

Hygiene is in the spotlight in these covid times. In fact, as far as I am concerned, the subject is finally getting the attention it deserves. The government is constantly calling on people to comply with hygiene regulat...

Save on purchase, maintenance and energy costs

Save on purchase, maintenance and energy costs

16 November 2020

Family business Detailresult Groep N.V. (DRG) operates the Dirk and DekaMarkt formulas. They called in BOGE Kompressoren for an improvement plan for the butchery and bakery departments of the production and distribution ...

Hygiene as a pillar for Eetgemak

Hygiene as a pillar for Eetgemak

16 November 2020

According to meal supplier Eetgemak, everyone deserves a fresh, healthy and tasty meal. The basis is good ingredients and the right recipe, but optimal hygiene during preparation is just as indispensable. Many Dutch p...

New concept for weighing, labelling and sorting

New concept for weighing, labelling and sorting

16 November 2020

Fish processing company Profish can easily meet the growing demand for different labels within one order with less manpower. Thanks to two new weighing and labelling lines from Espera, plus a unique adaptation of the ERP...

About guts, decisiveness and positivity

About guts, decisiveness and positivity

16 November 2020

Nobody failed to notice: there has been a shortage of test capacity for corona in the Netherlands for some time now. This is largely due to the way in which testing is organised. That's why our lab was increasingly appro...

Efficient and sustainable all under one roof

Efficient and sustainable all under one roof

16 November 2020

Westfort Vleesproducten in IJsselstein realises one of the most modern meat processing locations worldwide: efficient, innovative, animal-friendly and sustainable. A modern processing and packing facility with an integra...

Getting over the corona ditch together

Getting over the corona ditch together

16 November 2020

We back-up everything. It must be packed in 'the cloud' in the meantime. I see a rental company for storage boxes, every loft filled with beautiful stuff (data), but also with a lot of unnecessary junk. If something goes...