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New proteins, what are they worth?

Proteins: we cannot do without them. But how well are new proteins capable of covering our nutritional needs, and what about when they have undergone all kinds of processing? Protein is an essential macronutrient in o..

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Protein drink from waste from the beer industry

Protein drink from waste from the beer industry

29 September 2020

The Dutch beer industry produces enormous quantities (0.5 million tonnes) of beer every year, the residual product of malt after brewing. The bostel contains 30% protein. This residual product is now mainly processed int...

Enjoy meat without regrets with LikeMeat

Enjoy meat without regrets with LikeMeat

29 September 2020

Founded in 2013, LikeMeat is still considered a pioneer in the production of plant meat and pursues the mission to create a better world with a better way of eating for a greater way of life.   Above all, LikeMeat pro...

The potential of cultured meat and fish is great

The potential of cultured meat and fish is great

28 September 2020

Mosa Meat, the European food technology company which introduced the world’s first cultured beef hamburger in 2013, announced the first closing of $55M as part of a larger Series B funding round. Mosa Meat will use th...

Volop interactie tijdens Empack Reconnect

Volop interactie tijdens Empack Reconnect

28 September 2020

De eerste online verpakkingsbeurs van de Benelux vond plaats op donderdag 17 september. De verpakkingscommunity had eindelijk de mogelijkheid om elkaar online te ontmoeten, te netwerken en zaken te doen. Circa 200 exposa...

Bizerba/Sismatec Innovation Summit 2020

Bizerba/Sismatec Innovation Summit 2020

28 September 2020

Sismatec heeft zich door de jaren heen al bewezen als vertrouwde leverancier en is toonaangevend in de markt. Door te blijven innoveren heeft het bedrijf deze positie bereikt en dit willen ze voortzetten. Het is belangri...

Vegan bitterballs scoop at Royal Spelt

Vegan bitterballs scoop at Royal Spelt

25 September 2020

Royal Spelt Snacks B.V. has a first in the Netherlands, organic croquettes and bitterballs of spelt . "We are the first and only one in the Netherlands", says Fabienne Muller, who runs the company together with her husba...

Weltec builds biogas plant near Seoul

Weltec builds biogas plant near Seoul

25 September 2020

Weltec Biopower starts building a biogas plant in South Korea. The plant is being set up in the province of Gyeonggi-do, some 60 km north of Seoul, and will transform biogas into heat in an integrated gas boiler. As earl...

Annemarieke de Haan president FNLI as of 2021

Annemarieke de Haan president FNLI as of 2021

25 September 2020

Annemarieke de Haan (Unilever) has been appointed by the Board of the FNLI as the new Chairman of the FNLI. She succeeds Bas Alblas as of 1 January 2021, who will step down at the end of this year - after three years of ...

European opposition to Nutri-Score

European opposition to Nutri-Score

24 September 2020

The European Ministers of Agriculture sat together on Monday 21 September 2020 to discuss a plan for the import of Nutri-Score across Europe. Such a uniform nutrition label should be in place by the end of 2022 as part o...

ACM sets rules for sustainability claims

ACM sets rules for sustainability claims

23 September 2020

The Consumer & Market Authority (ACM) has drawn up rules for sustainability claims that companies use when selling their products and services. The ACM aims to ensure that companies provide consumers with good and co...

KIDV launches PackForward, for sustainable packaging

KIDV launches PackForward, for sustainable packaging

23 September 2020

The Knowledge Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) launched PackForward, a European knowledge base for sustainable packaging, on Thursday 17 September. The new platform connects international parties in the field o...

Feed to Food, BOON sausage rolls from field beans

Feed to Food, BOON sausage rolls from field beans

22 September 2020

The Dutch company BOON develops vegetable food products made from, the name says it all, beans. They not only look at the possibilities to make a tasty product of it. The innovation team is continuously studying differen...

Ingredient lists still aren’t clear enough

Ingredient lists still aren’t clear enough

22 September 2020

Many food and beverage products do not offer the clear labelling that consumers want, according to new research. In a survey of 1,000 adults in the UK and USA, commissioned by Ingredient Communications and conducted b...

#zokanhetook reaches 9 million Dutch people

#zokanhetook reaches 9 million Dutch people

22 September 2020

In its first year, consumer platform #zokanhetook inspired more than half of all Dutch people to make more vegetable choices. The platform offers consumers a perspective on how to act, including product and recipe inspir...

French government works on eco-footprint label

French government works on eco-footprint label

21 September 2020

The new French Minister for 'ecological transition', Barbara Pompili, together with her colleagues from agriculture and finance, is launching a study on labelling the environmental footprint of food products. The aim is ...

More variety in meat substitutes in demand

More variety in meat substitutes in demand

21 September 2020

In March, Distrifood reported that sales of meat substitutes never grew as much as in 2019. Data and research agency Nielsen calculated a growth of 30%. This trend, which will continue, will also lead to the demand for a...

Farm Frites’ Living Nature Wall is open for bees

Farm Frites’ Living Nature Wall is open for bees

21 September 2020

Inspanningen om een “groenere” planeet te creëren, worden vrij letterlijk genomen door Farm Frites. Bijen en andere insecten zijn van cruciaal belang voor het bestuiven van gewassen en wilde bloemen. Daarom heeft het bed...

Vion back in business with China

Vion back in business with China

18 September 2020

China has lifted the import blockade on pork from Vion in Groenlo and Boxtel as of today. This gives Vion back the recognition to export to China. John de Jonge, COO Vion Pork, is happy with this good news. Back in bu...

New vegan alternatives to cheese

New vegan alternatives to cheese

18 September 2020

Onder de naam This is Not Parmesan en This is Not Classic Cream Cheese, introduceert plantaardige kaasmaker Willicroft twee nieuwe veganistische alternatieven voor kaas. De producten zijn te koop bij Picnic, Crisp en via...

Vegetable wraps made with 35 percent vegetables

Vegetable wraps made with 35 percent vegetables

18 September 2020

Uit onderzoek van het Voedingscentrum blijkt dat de Nederlandse consument gemiddeld 131 gram groente per dag eet. De aanbevolen hoeveelheid is 250 gram. Knorr wil laten zien dat dit op meerdere eetmomenten van de dag mog...

Sustainable and innovative ME-AT

Sustainable and innovative ME-AT

16 September 2020

ME-AT wakkert de transitie naar een duurzamere voedingsindustrie aan door zich te richten op innovatie en duurzaamheid. Het assortiment bestaat uit plantaardige burgers, gehakt, schnitzels, kipstukjes, spekjes en worstje...

Plantbased private label concepts

Plantbased private label concepts

16 September 2020

Het Giessense familiebedrijf Schouten Europe, dat zich in 1990 als eerste Nederlandse partij ging toeleggen op het ontwikkelen en produceren van plant-based protein producten, gaat zich de komende jaren focussen op priva...

The first vegan spareribs worldwide

The first vegan spareribs worldwide

15 September 2020

The popular, Dutch restaurant chain Vegan Junk Food bar is the first restaurant worldwide to be selling the Heppi® Ribs in a collaboration with meat alternative producer Ojah, who launched “The World’s First Vegan Ribs” ...

Vivera invests 30 million in meat substitutes

Vivera invests 30 million in meat substitutes

15 September 2020

Vivera, the largest producer of meat substitutes in the Netherlands, expects the market for meat substitutes to continue to grow in the coming years. That is why the company will invest 30 million euros in expanding its ...

The Blue Butcher

The Blue Butcher

15 September 2020

Als vleesliefhebber hoef je niks te missen als je een dag geen vlees eet. Stel je voor dat je een heerlijke Amerikaanse burger kunt eten, die precies smaakt zoals jij hem graag wil hebben, maar dan zonder vlees! The Blue...

LikeMeat: New player on the Dutch market

LikeMeat: New player on the Dutch market

15 September 2020

LikeMeat GmbH, in 2013 opgericht in Duitsland, wordt nog steeds beschouwd als een pionier in de productie van vleesvervangers. Sinds maart 2020 maakt LikeMeat deel uit van The LIVEKINDLY co. onder leiding van CEO Tal Nad...

Discovery tours

Discovery tours

14 September 2020

'Nothing new under the sun', was what I thought in June, at the start of my summer vacation. The corona crisis quietly muddled on. No big trip to unknown places. No unexpected encounters or new mountain hiking routes, no...

Benus: 'Bug breeding: an industry with lots of potential'

Benus: 'Bug breeding: an industry with lots of potential'

14 September 2020

Bug breeding for the food industry "will certainly grow", but there are still some bumps ahead: legislation, consumer acceptance and further automation. There is also a lack of knowledge sharing and cooperation in the ch...

NutriControl welcomes food pioneers

NutriControl welcomes food pioneers

14 September 2020

NutriControl: food, feed and dairy laboratory located in the food city of Veghel welcomes food pioneers with open arms. The laboratory is ready for the sustainable future and is eager to make its contribution. "We were s...

The growth potential of the protein transition

The growth potential of the protein transition

14 September 2020

Agriculture and livestock farming are responsible for a substantial part of our impact on the environment: globally, these sectors account for some 20% of greenhouse gas emissions (FAO, 2016). In order to meet the climat...