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‘Same game, new rules’

During INTERVISION 2019, you will gain insight into current trends and the most relevant developments within the retail sector. So that you can apply the latest insights to your own business. The invitation promises a lo..

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Organic farming supports eight major SDGs

Organic farming supports eight major SDGs

13 December 2019

The Dutch company Eosta, in cooperation with TU Twente, has mapped out how organic agriculture supports the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. A literature review based on independent publications shows ...

AgriFoodTech 2019: High Tech innovaties voor Agri & Food

AgriFoodTech 2019: High Tech innovaties voor Agri & Food

13 December 2019

Op 11 en 12 december 2019 vond de vierde editie van de door Mikrocentrum georganiseerde AgriFoodTech vakbeurs plaats. In de Brabanthallen te ’s-Hertogenbosch kwamen de topsectoren “High Tech Systemen & Materialen” sa...

Peter van Halder becomes: HAK Fresh

Peter van Halder becomes: HAK Fresh

12 December 2019

Fresh vegetable specialist Peter van Halder from Den Bosch, who has been part of HAK since 2017, will be serving his customers in the wholesale, out-of-home and retail channels under the name HAK Fresh as of 1 January 20...

Chris Hogeslag Food Group ready for the future!

Chris Hogeslag Food Group ready for the future!

11 December 2019

Chris Hogeslag Foodgroup is a meat processing company specialising in pink veal. Chris Hogeslag Foodgroup supplies a constant quality to both domestic and foreign partners. They have over fifty years of experience in bot...

Unilever opens Foods Innovation Centre on Wageningen campus

Unilever opens Foods Innovation Centre on Wageningen campus

10 December 2019

On 6 December his Majesty the King of the Netherlands opened Unilever’s new global Foods Innovation Centre on the campus of Wageningen University, the leading global agri-food research hub. Unilever has invested €85m ...

FNLI: ODE blocks greening of food industry

FNLI: ODE blocks greening of food industry

09 December 2019

In order to be able to produce more sustainably, food companies must make major investments in innovations and process innovations. As a result of these investments, the amount of energy required to produce them has fall...

Top trend for 2020: “winning with words”

Top trend for 2020: “winning with words”

06 December 2019

Increased consumer interest in the stories behind their food and beverage products and their notable influence on purchasing decisions has resulted in companies increasingly paying attention to storytelling in branding s...

Collaboration Searious Business and Moonen Packaging

Collaboration Searious Business and Moonen Packaging

05 December 2019

Searious Business and Moonen Packaging have started an intensive collaboration. The goal is clear: by 2030, one hundred percent of the packaging must be made from recycled or renewable raw materials. Together with Moonen...

Changes in NVWA rates as of 1 January 2020

Changes in NVWA rates as of 1 January 2020

05 December 2019

The rates of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), which are charged to companies for inspections, re-inspections, system supervision, certification, sampling and analysis, will change as of 1 Janu...

Lock-ins hinder transition to circular food system

Lock-ins hinder transition to circular food system

05 December 2019

Minister Schouten of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) aims to make the Netherlands a leader in circular agriculture. However, they are still a long way from achieving this; the current productio...

American company acquires interest in Evolution Meats

American company acquires interest in Evolution Meats

05 December 2019

The American investment company Unovis Partners has taken an interest in Evolution Meats, a Dutch startup from Roermond that develops vegan meat substitutes and snack products. Evolution Meats (formerly Green Meat Produc...

Interroll Drum Motors receive EHEDG certification

Interroll Drum Motors receive EHEDG certification

05 December 2019

The European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) has certified Interroll's current drum motor platform after extensive testing for hygienic industrial applications. This official confirmation provides the int...

The Dutch like to eat consciously

The Dutch like to eat consciously

04 December 2019

The majority of the Dutch (60%) indicate that they often eat with a great deal of dedication, according to research, among more than 1,000 respondents commissioned by the Voedingscentrum. The Dutch take their time for me...

Animal-friendly: Mainly out of self-interest

Animal-friendly: Mainly out of self-interest

04 December 2019

‘What’s in it for me?’ is de vraag die veel consumenten zichzelf stellen bij het kopen van diervriendelijke producten. Als producent is het daarom verstandig om het eigenbelang van de consument te benadrukken bij verkoop...

Scienta nova BV acquired by FSC

Scienta nova BV acquired by FSC

03 December 2019

On 20 November 2019, agreement was reached between Scienta nova in Raalte and Food Safety Consultancy (FSC) in Wijhe on the acquisition of all activities and personnel as of 1 January 2020. The owner of Food Safety Co...

Seeking opportunities in an uncertain world

Seeking opportunities in an uncertain world

02 December 2019

In 2020, global animal protein faces an uncertain world, but opportunities can still be found. African swine fever dominates the outlook, having generated unprecedented change in 2019 – and the Rabobank expects more in 2...

Dutch ministry opts for Nutri-Score, with postponement

Dutch ministry opts for Nutri-Score, with postponement

29 November 2019

Nutri-Score is the intended food choice logo for the Netherlands. State Secretary Paul Blokhuis (VWS) wrote this to the Lower House of Parliament on 28 November. Of the three logos in Europe - Keyhole, Multiple Traffic L...

KIDV publishes recycle check flexible plastic packaging

KIDV publishes recycle check flexible plastic packaging

29 November 2019

On 28 November, the Knowledge Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) published the Recycle Check for flexible plastic packaging. Producers and importers of packaged products and packaging can use the Recycle Check to...

Collaboration HAS and Food Tech Brainport

Collaboration HAS and Food Tech Brainport

28 November 2019

The professorship Sustainable Production in the agrifood sector of HAS University of Applied Sciences will work together with Food Tech Brainport in Helmond for the next 4 years to set up an expertise centre for SMEs(+)....

Residual flows as raw material for animal feed

Residual flows as raw material for animal feed

25 November 2019

The Netherlands must become less dependent on the import of protein-rich products in order to achieve the sustainability of livestock farming. This can be achieved by using more residual flows for the production of anima...

'The role of meat in a healthy diet'

'The role of meat in a healthy diet'

22 November 2019

Not a yes/no discussion about meat, but a discussion based on facts about the extent to which consumers who want to eat meat can do so sustainably. Is a balance possible between nutritional value and climate pressure, so...