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Vleesindustrie levert 7,7% meer varkensvlees

Nederlandse slachterijen hebben in de eerste 28 weken van dit jaar in totaal bijna 8,72 miljoen vleesvarkens geslacht. De toename is deels een gevolg van minder export van slachtvarkens. In vergelijking tot 2020 gingen e..

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Get answers to your packaging questions at Empack

Get answers to your packaging questions at Empack

01 August 2021

All the signals are green to welcome you during Empack on 8 and 9 September 2021 in Brabanthallen 's-Hertogenbosch. And you can be there. As a reader of Dutch Food Industry magazine you can register for free using code 2...

Responsible packaging

Responsible packaging

27 July 2021

In the dynamics of pursuing plastic-saving packaging concepts, we must not lose sight of food safety and the prevention of food waste. This is why MULTIVAC is constantly innovating in order to further develop its packagi...

Aantal foodbedrijven groeit sterk

Aantal foodbedrijven groeit sterk

26 July 2021

Het aantal bedrijven in voedingsindustrie neemt sterk toe, zo blijkt uit een analyse door onze redactie van recent door het CBS gepubliceerde cijfers. Begin derde kwartaal dit jaar telde de voedingsindustrie 6630 bedrijv...

Tradefairs in food

Tradefairs in food

20 July 2021

The pandemic is causing a huge shift in the dates of all trade fairs.  In order not to lose the overview, we as publisher have created a work schedule with old and new trade fair dates. As a service we publish our ...

Zeelandse veldbonenketen succesvol

Zeelandse veldbonenketen succesvol

20 July 2021

In Zeeland is vanaf 2016 de eerste gesloten Nederlandse eiwitketen op basis van veldbonen opgezet. De projecten worden dit najaar afgerond. Donderdag 22 juli wordt vast de balans opgemaakt; met een bezoek aan een perceel...

The Dutch call themselves true meat-eaters

The Dutch call themselves true meat-eaters

20 July 2021

A large majority of Dutch people (69%) consider themselves to be 'true meat-eaters'. This is evident from a survey carried out by Motivaction on behalf of the Voedingscentrum (Nutrition Centre). More than a quarter (27%)...

'Taxes that are returned to farmer may be effective'

'Taxes that are returned to farmer may be effective'

19 July 2021

Under the right conditions, income from taxes on meat products that is returned to livestock farmers by the government can make the livestock farming sector more sustainable. To be effective, it should also make use of c...

Carrefour launches Food Transition Pact at Belgian level

Carrefour launches Food Transition Pact at Belgian level

16 July 2021

Carrefour is launching a Food Transition Pact to bring together its national brand suppliers and seize the opportunity together to change consumer habits. More and more voices are calling for healthier and more environme...

Smart packaging results in sweeter taste

Smart packaging results in sweeter taste

13 July 2021

For consumer acceptance, it is important that a product reduced in sugar tastes sufficiently sweet. Besides compensating the taste with sweeteners, there is another solution: through packaging features such as colour and...

Detecting bacteria with smart sensors

Detecting bacteria with smart sensors

13 July 2021

Maastricht University, together with the Belgian universities of Leuven and Hasselt, has developed a sensor technology that can detect harmful bacteria on the spot during the production process. Researcher Rocio Arreguin...

Takeover of DEEN by Albert Heijn, Vomar and DekaMarkt

Takeover of DEEN by Albert Heijn, Vomar and DekaMarkt

12 July 2021

The Dutch Authority for the Consumer & Market (ACM) has approved the sale of DEEN. Of the 80 DEEN stores, 38 will go to Albert Heijn, 23 to Vomar Voordeelmarkt and 19 to DekaMarkt. Albert Heijn will also take over th...

NEN wants ISO working group for plant-based food

NEN wants ISO working group for plant-based food

12 July 2021

NEN has submitted a proposal to ISO to set up a new working group to work on technical definitions and criteria for plant-based food.  Various studies show that not only the demand for plant-based meals is increa...

Protein transition on existing production lines

Protein transition on existing production lines

08 July 2021

How can you determine whether existing production spaces, machines or lines are also suitable for processing protein-rich raw materials, manufacturing or packaging plant products. To guide the accelerating protein transi...

New collective agreement for vegetable industry

New collective agreement for vegetable industry

08 July 2021

Workers in the fruit and vegetable processing industry have a new collective agreement. The trade union members (CNV Vakmensen and FNV Voedingsindustrie) have accepted the employers' final CBA offer with a large majority...

Gosschalk increasingly in trouble

Gosschalk increasingly in trouble

06 July 2021

The slaughter capacity is not getting into trouble despite the temporary closure of slaughterhouse Gosschalk. This is what the Central Organization for the Meat Sector (COV) and the Producers Organization for Pig Product...

Government buying worth 18% of total climate footprint

Government buying worth 18% of total climate footprint

06 July 2021

In 2019, the Dutch government purchased €85 billion worth of products and services; 15 percent of total purchases in the Netherlands. The climate impact of this is 18 percent of the total Dutch climate footprint: that's ...

Russian group wants to acquire HAK

Russian group wants to acquire HAK

06 July 2021

Investment company NPM Capital has signed a preliminary agreement with Russia's KDV Group to acquire vegetable manufacturer HAK. KDV Group is an international food producer. KDV's products are available at more than 250,...

EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business

EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business

06 July 2021

On Monday July 5th 2021, the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business was signed by 65 pioneering companies and associations. This Code is an essential part of the EU's efforts to increase the availability and aff...

Automatically provide healthy product formulation

Automatically provide healthy product formulation

06 July 2021

Calculating the Nutri-Score is the newest tool in the FAST-Template for Food. The Nutri-Score is calculated based on your recipe and provides immediate insights during recipe creation. This allows you to change recipes i...

Politics lays foundation green coalition agreement

Politics lays foundation green coalition agreement

05 July 2021

The six green networks of CDA, D66, GroenLinks, PvdA, Volt and VVD, working together in the Sustainability Consultation of Political Parties (DoPP), have reached an agreement on 50 building blocks for a sustainable and g...

More Fairtrade products sold in 2020

More Fairtrade products sold in 2020

05 July 2021

The volume of Fairtrade products in the Netherlands increased by 7 percent in 2020. The category of bananas is the largest in volume; 37.9 million kilograms of Fairtrade bananas were sold in 2020 (+4% compared to 2019). ...

Poultry industry: Consumers turn to animal welfare

Poultry industry: Consumers turn to animal welfare

05 July 2021

87 percent of Dutch laying hens live in systems where they can move freely, in Europe this share was 52 percent in 2020. This makes the Dutch poultry industry an international leader in the transition to sustainable prod...

Ageing population leaves its mark on food sector

Ageing population leaves its mark on food sector

02 July 2021

An aging population deserves a higher place on the agenda of food producers. ABN AMRO's consumer research shows that older generations have a different need for the type of product and the location where food is purchase...

Poster Meat, Fish and Fruit&Vegetable

Poster Meat, Fish and Fruit&Vegetable

02 July 2021

Via the trade journal Voedingsindustrie we distribute the poster MEAT, FISH and  Fruit & Vegetable . Because of the great demand, we also have these posters available online. Download them here without any oblig...

Clean label: not so clean as claimed

Clean label: not so clean as claimed

01 July 2021

A warning to all producers who are busy making their food products 'clean label'. Food additives that have not been approved are not allowed to be sold or used in foodstuffs. The NVWA ('Dutch Food and Consumer Product Sa...

As of July 1, deposit on small plastic bottles

As of July 1, deposit on small plastic bottles

01 July 2021

From the 1st of July 2021 there will be a deposit on small plastic bottles of soft drinks and water. Producers and importers are obliged to charge a 15 cent deposit on these bottles from that moment on. This should promo...

Plantaardig geen bedreiging dierlijke sector

Plantaardig geen bedreiging dierlijke sector

29 June 2021

De markt voor alternatieve eiwitten voor vlees en zuivel zal tot 2035 flink doorgroeien. Maar hoe hard gaat deze transitie nou echt? Met het verwachte consumptieaandeel van 4% resp. 9% blijft het een niche en hebben de v...

Trial production and slicing & automation training

Trial production and slicing & automation training

29 June 2021

In MULTIVAC's brand new training center, more than 100 specialists - from food technologists to mechanical engineers - work on customized processing and packaging lines. Tailor-made lines and individual training Th...

NVWA supervision changes

NVWA supervision changes

28 June 2021

The trends and developments that have a great effect on today's society are, according to the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA): corona; digitalization; sustainability; climate change; globalization...

Avoid food waste using sensors during transport

Avoid food waste using sensors during transport

28 June 2021

TNO has recently launched the IoT4AGRI project. The aim of the project is to investigate whether food wastage during transport can be prevented at an acceptable cost and to monitor quality losses so that any necessary in...

Universities take part in 'Well Packaged' project

Universities take part in 'Well Packaged' project

28 June 2021

Companies make all kinds of considerations when choosing how to package their food product in a sustainable way. Over the next 2 years this choice process will be studied by HAS University together with The Hague Univers...

Wolvega Vlees chooses for higher capacity

Wolvega Vlees chooses for higher capacity

28 June 2021

Recently, Sismatec in Almelo installed a completely overhauled Treif Waran at Wolvega Vlees. The company had been working with a Treif Twister dicer for quite some time. A great machine for cutting cubes and strips. "In ...

Hygiene in the cheese industry

Hygiene in the cheese industry

24 June 2021

Cheese products are generally safe, but can be subject to bacterial contamination leading to food poisoning or cross-contamination with allergens. The presence of pathogenic or spoilage microorganisms can not only pose a...

New vegetable fat improves products

New vegetable fat improves products

23 June 2021

Olive oil and other unsaturated fats are liquid, but KU Leuven researchers have now developed an unsaturated fat that remains solid at room temperature. Their product Sterolife can help food companies develop healthy alt...

Entrepreneurs on the food sector after corona

Entrepreneurs on the food sector after corona

22 June 2021

The Netherlands is slowly opening up again. What has changed in the past year due to the pandemic?  What is still in store for us? Food entrepreneurs talk about the most striking changes in the market. What will rem...

Milk supply by down 2 percent

Milk supply by down 2 percent

22 June 2021

The supply of milk by Dutch dairy farmers to dairy factories in the Netherlands in the first four months of this year amounted to almost 4.7 billion kilograms. That is 2 percent less than in the same period last year. In...

NIZO examines value of substances from olive leaf

NIZO examines value of substances from olive leaf

21 June 2021

OLEAF4VALUE is a three-year project, with a total budget of 5,687,060 €, that will develop a complete valorisation system for the olive leaf. The OLEAF4VALUE project will address all the stages of the value chain: raw ma...

Money for research and development of circular innovations

Money for research and development of circular innovations

16 June 2021

Research and development of innovations for the circular economy will get a boost with the new TSE Industry: Circular Economy grant. The scheme focuses on new products, services and processes. The innovations must lead t...

Food sector optimistic in May

Food sector optimistic in May

16 June 2021

The mood in the food industry improved further in May. Never before since the government took the first corona measures in mid-March 2020 and decided on an intelligent lockdown have entrepreneurs been so positive about t...