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The Dutch are willing to eat more insects

Dutch people are very open to the idea of eating more insects. 1 out of 5 Dutch people (21%) have already eaten insects or insect-based food. This is shown in research commissioned by Ÿnsect. When the advantages in te..

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KIDV compares international disposal logos

KIDV compares interna­tional disposal logos

03 August 2022

The KIDV has made an initial comparison of the use of disposal logos on packaging in various European countries. KIDV published an overview of this, which makes it clear to companies which logos are used in those countri...

Sustainable straws turn out to be unsustainable

Sustain­able straws turn out to be unsustain­able

02 August 2022

As an alterna­tive to plastic straws, paper straws are mostly used nowadays. These straws are often advertised as 100% biodegrad­able, but are these plastic alterna­tives really sustain­able and biodegrad­able? Two bachelo...

Nature organisations want tax on meat and dairy

Nature organisa­tions want tax on meat and dairy

02 August 2022

Nature and environ­mental organisa­tions want the government to take the lead in stimulating a healthy and sustain­able diet, with measures such as: restric­tions on advertising for meat and dairy products, stimulating veget...

73.7 percent less pork to China

73.7 percent less pork to China

01 August 2022

In the first half of 2022, China's pork imports fell by more than half (73.7 per cent) compared to the same period in 2021. The main reason for the decline is China's higher domestic pork production. Chinese pork product...

SEA Water converts salt water into drinking water

SEA Water converts salt water into drinking water

29 July 2022

In August 2022, SEA Water will launch its first product in the Netherlands. SEA Water converts local seawater into drinking water. They do this using an innovative technique powered by solar energy. This makes SEA Water ...

Research into usable side streams for insect cultivation

Research into usable side streams for insect cultiva­tion

28 July 2022

An alliance of insect breeders, consultan­cies, natural capital managers and an animal feed manufac­turer will be investi­gating low-value side streams. These raw materials can be processed into substrate: the nutrient basi...

Number of pesticides on strawberries increased

Number of pesticides on strawber­ries increased

27 July 2022

In a survey of pesticides in strawber­ries from supermar­kets 2022, the average number of substances found per sample and the average content have increased slightly compared to 2021. Despite all the sustain­ability program...

KIDV makes packaging guidelines clear

KIDV makes packaging guidelines clear

25 July 2022

The corporate world faces many challenges in the area of packaging legisla­tion and policy. The Sustain­able Packaging Knowledge Institute (KIDV) has published a timeline in which many of these aspects are listed. The curr...

NEN publishes international standard on WGS

NEN publishes interna­tional standard on WGS

25 July 2022

Recently, the interna­tional standard for the use of whole genome sequencing (WGS) to determine hereditary material of micro-organisms in food was published. NEN-EN-ISO 23418:2022 'Microbi­ology of the food chain - Whol...

Companies fail to comply with EU sustainability rules

Companies fail to comply with EU sustain­ability rules

25 July 2022

Despite the fact that large listed companies with more than 500 employees must provide insight into the impact of their activities on people, the environ­ment and society in their annual reports from 2024 onwards, this ye...

Cosun opens Nutrition Center for plant-based food

Cosun opens Nutrition Center for plant-based food

22 July 2022

On 20 July 2022, the Cosun Nutrition Center officially opened as a knowledge center on nutritional science for plant-based food products from coopera­tive agrofood organisa­tion Royal Cosun. The Cosun Nutrition Center is d...

Meatable reveals sausage made of cultured pork

Meatable reveals sausage made of cultured pork

21 July 2022

Meatable revealed images of its pork sausage for the first time. The cultivated sausage is the first product of Meatable which aims to create real meat that can serve the planet’s growing appetite without harming the env...

Trend change: Decrease in number of meat offers

Trend change: Decrease in number of meat offers

21 July 2022

The number of meat offers has decreased for the first time since 2015. This is evident from the Wakker Dier leaflet monitor. In the first half of 2021, the number of meat offers reached a record high, but has now returne...

New cooperation opportunities with German food industry

New coopera­tion opportu­ni­ties with German food industry

21 July 2022

In recent years, the German food processing industry has been very self-centred and competi­tive. This has changed of late and the industry is becoming more open. Therefore, now is a very good time for Dutch companies to ...

Number of bankruptcies in food industry slowly rises

Number of bankrupt­cies in food industry slowly rises

18 July 2022

The number of bankrupt­cies in the food industry was 10 in the first half of 2022. This is relatively low compared to the pre-corona years. But especially in the second quarter of this year, the number of bankrupt­cies in ...

Flexcraft speeds up robotics deployment in food industry

Flexcraft speeds up robotics deployment in food industry

18 July 2022

Picking up a bag of crisps or a slippery chicken breast is a real challenge for a robot. An ambitious, multidis­ci­plinary research team is working on versatile robots for the agricul­tural and food industries that can cope...

124 million for approach to circular plastics

124 million for approach to circular plastics

18 July 2022

The government has approved the first phase of Circular Plastics NL and is investing 124 million euro from the Growth Fund. With the implemen­ta­tion of Circular Plastics NL, the government, companies and knowledge institu...

Givaudan, Bühler and Cargill open Food Innovation Lab

Givaudan, Bühler and Cargill open Food Innovation Lab

18 July 2022

Three global companies, Givaudan, Bühler, and Cargill, have formed a consortium in collabo­ra­tion with the FoodTech HUB Latam and ITAL, Food Technology Institute, to build a food innovation centre in the city of Campinas,...

Bel and Superbrewed Food are entering a collaboration

Bel and Superbrewed Food are entering a collabo­ra­tion

18 July 2022

Bel Group and Superbrewed Food announce an exclusive strategic collabo­ra­tion. This was negotiated by Bel Ventures as part of the Group’s strategy to pioneer the develop­ment of dairy and plant-based food innovations to me...

Bewerkt vlees verhoogd risico op dikkedarmkanker

Bewerkt vlees verhoogd risico op dikkedarmkanker

13 July 2022

Er bestaat een verband tussen de blootstelling aan nitraat en nitriet, onder meer door het eten van bewerkt vlees, en het risico op dikkedarmkanker. Dat blijkt uit een advies van het Franse gezondhei­d­sagentschap Anses. D...

Food prices up by more than 11 percent

Food prices up by more than 11 percent

13 July 2022

On average, consumers paid over 11 percent more for food in June 2022 than in the previous year. The increase in food prices was therefore higher than the general price increase for goods and services of 8.6 percent. Thi...

Longer shelf life due to new packaging technique

Longer shelf life due to new packaging technique

13 July 2022

PerfoTec and Oerlemans Plastics have started a collabo­ra­tion to make packaging for fruit, vegetables and flowers more sustain­able. The machine manufac­turer and packaging producer are creating a unique packaging technique...

Consumer expects shared responsibility for the planet

Consumer expects shared responsi­bility for the planet

12 July 2022

For several years now, Innova’s Top 10 Trends have been headed by issues related to transparency and building consumer trust. By 2022, these trends had zeroed in on environ­mental issues and a shift in key consumer concer...

Jan-Willem Grievink: 'The supermarket is facing a revolution'

Jan-Willem Grievink: 'The supermarket is facing a revolution'

12 July 2022

Jan-Willem Grievink, founder and former director of Food Service Institute Netherlands (FSIN), spoke at the ‘Retail meets Foodindus­trie’ event on 16 June about the changing retail landscape and the many opportu­ni­ties it ...

80% of meat and dairy products contain microplastics

80% of meat and dairy products contain microplas­tics

11 July 2022

Almost 80 percent of the meat and dairy products from farm animals tested by scientists contain microplas­tics, according to a new study by the University of Amsterdam. The possible cause could be the feed of cows and pig...

Cooperation Max & Bien and Vandersterre

Coopera­tion Max & Bien and Vandersterre

08 July 2022

Vandersterre is going to cooperate with Max & Bien; the vegetarian alterna­tive for cheese. The coopera­tion will give Max & Bien the opportu­nity to market the brand more widely. This way, consumers both in the Net...

The province of Gelderland is working on local protein

The province of Gelderland is working on local protein

07 July 2022

Lupin, field beans and Nederquinoa contain a lot of protein and fit in with the goal of eating more vegetable protein and less animal protein. The crops are perfectly suited to cultiva­tion in the Netherlands. That is why...

VAT reduction on fruit and vegetables in 2024

VAT reduction on fruit and vegetables in 2024

06 July 2022

The government aims to introduce a VAT reduction on fruit and vegetables in 2024. A feasibility study must be completed by early 2023. At the moment, there is no definition of fruit and vegetables for VAT purposes. Befor...

Circular Food Center works on more efficient bread chain

Circular Food Center works on more efficient bread chain

06 July 2022

Harvesting, baking, packaging and transporting: there is a lot of energy in our bread. Neverthe­less, there are still 700,000 loaves of bread too many being baked every day in the Netherlands. About half of this is wasted...

Strategic partnership Multivac and Handtmann

Strategic partner­ship Multivac and Handtmann

05 July 2022

The demand for automated and cost-effective line solutions for food production and packaging is increasing worldwide. In response to this, MULTIVAC and HANDTMANN have entered into a strategic partner­ship in a number of k...

Blog: Food and machine safety go hand in hand

Blog: Food and machine safety go hand in hand

04 July 2022

The combina­tion of food safety and machine safety is a difficult balancing act for many food producers and machine builders. One wants a machine that is easily accessible and cleanable, while the other prefers a machine ...

Packaging is the new raw material

Packaging is the new raw material

04 July 2022

Whether we like it or not, very strict laws and regulations are coming our way in the field of packaging. We find ourselves in the calm before the storm. Warning: DO NOT READ THIS ARTICLE if you are a fan of short-sighte...

Grant to upscale seaweed production and application

Grant to upscale seaweed production and applica­tion

30 June 2022

Researchers at Wageningen Economic Research are part of a consortium that has been awarded a prestigious €9 million Horizon Europe grant to upscale seaweed production and market applica­tions across Europe. The consort...

New warning label for poultry meat

New warning label for poultry meat

30 June 2022

Consumers do not always maintain the optimal kitchen hygiene when storing, preparing and consuming poultry meat. To give consumers clearer informa­tion on proper hygiene, the obligatory warning phrase has been changed to ...

VLAM: Belgians vary more often and eat less meat

VLAM: Belgians vary more often and eat less meat

30 June 2022

Meat remains by far the most important source of protein in Belgium. The absolute majority of Belgians (96%) eat meat. A very small group (4%) has a purely vegetarian lifestyle. The main reason for choosing meat is the t...

Webinar on demand: Blockchain in food

Webinar on demand: Blockchain in food

28 June 2022

We know blockchain mainly as a financial tool, the driving force behind crypto currencies such as Bitcoin. But there are so many more applica­tions possible! Blockchain is about data, about increas­ingly rich informa­tion, ...

Highest operating result in bread and pasta industry

Highest operating result in bread and pasta industry

28 June 2022

The operating result of the food industry (difference between total turnover and total operating costs) amounted to almost €3.6 billion in 2020. This was 4.9 percent of the total turnover. Relatively the highest operatin...

A digital tool to improve plastic waste collection

A digital tool to improve plastic waste collection

24 June 2022

Municipal­i­ties are struggling to come up with the most effective waste collection strategy to implement region-wide. One possible solution is the digital tool that was recently developed by the MUNITION project, a large-...

What will the food packaging of 2040 look like?

What will the food packaging of 2040 look like?

23 June 2022

Research commissioned by UPM Specialty Papers and conducted among 200 packaging professionals shows that the industry expects the global share of polymer-based packaging to halve over the next two decades. And fibre-base...