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Verpakking is de nieuwe grondstof

Of we het nou leuk vinden of niet: er komt zeer strenge wet- en regelgeving op ons af op verpakkingsgebied. We bevinden ons in de stilte voor de storm. LEES DIT ARTIKEL NIET als je een fan bent van struisvogelpolitiek. ..

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Strategisch partnerschap Multivac en Handtmann

Strategisch partner­schap Multivac en Handtmann

05 July 2022

De vraag naar geautoma­ti­seerde en kostenef­fec­tieve lijnoplos­singen voor de productie en verpakking van levensmid­delen neemt wereldwijd toe. In antwoord hierop zijn MULTIVAC en HANDTMANN in een aantal belangrijke markten,...

Blog: Voedsel- en machineveiligheid gaan hand in hand

Blog: Voedsel- en machine­vei­lig­heid gaan hand in hand

04 July 2022

De combinatie van voedsel­vei­lig­heid en machine­vei­lig­heid vormt voor menig voedsel­pro­du­cent en machine­bouwer een lastige spagaat. De een wil namelijk een machine die makkelijk bereikbaar en te reinigen is, de ander levert...

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...

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...

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

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

30 June 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 ...

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...

Give Listeria no chance

Give Listeria no chance

23 June 2022

This small bacterium enters many companies every day uninvited. It then knows how to hide itself very well. Unfortu­nately, you only notice this when lots of new Listeria strains are born. They can be found on wheels of c...

The world can be fed with only plant-based food

The world can be fed with only plant-based food

23 June 2022

Sufficient plant proteins are produced in the world to feed todays world's population, says Dr. Stacy Pyett, Program Manager Proteins for Life at WUR. She investi­gates the protein transition, which includes a shift to a ...

Poultry value chain partners join forces

Poultry value chain partners join forces

22 June 2022

A consortium of Dutch poultry value chain partners is joining forces in a public-private partner­ship on insects as protein source in poultry feed. Protix, ForFarmers, PHW Group's Dutch entity Esbro, Venik and Wageningen ...

Mycorena and Tetra Pak open alternative protein plant

Mycorena and Tetra Pak open alterna­tive protein plant

21 June 2022

Tetra Pak collabo­rates with Mycorena to build a greenfield production facility for fungi fermenta­tion towards alterna­tive protein-based food applica­tions. The new plant, located in Falkenberg, Sweden, will produce a me...

Danone trims product range

Danone trims product range

21 June 2022

To reduce price pressure, Danone is reducing its product range. Fewer different flavours and packages should help to reduce costs. No whole product lines would disappear (for the time being). Less of the same Danon...

Changes to best before date legislation as of 1 July 2022

Changes to best before date legisla­tion as of 1 July 2022

21 June 2022

On 1 July, the legisla­tion for stating a best-before date will change in the Netherlands. This can have consequences for the best before date informa­tion on your products. In the Netherlands, the legisla­tion for indic...

New addition to Verderair PURE series

New addition to Verderair PURE series

21 June 2022

The Verderair e-PURE electri­cally driven diaphragm pump uses a new kind of technology for diaphragm pumps. This pump series works on the basis of a horizontal fluid flow, which results in a more energy-efficient and less...

Saving money by using an automated washing line

Saving money by using an automated washing line

21 June 2022

At Jungpflanzen Lüske, in the north of Germany, LETS has delivered and installed a new automated washing line. According to the manager, Martin Lubbe, the previous washing system did not meet the current require­ments....

Online edition June 2022: Construction and renovation | Cooling and freezing

Online edition June 2022: Construction and renovation | Cooling and freezing

20 June 2022

When you talk about constructing and renovating, you can't avoid talking about sustain­ability and circularity. But there are more develop­ments that influence construc­tion. (Food) safety require­ments are becom...

Judith Witte: The more I learn, the more I realise what I do not know

Judith Witte: The more I learn, the more I realise what I do not know

20 June 2022

I actually wanted to write about the nitrogen crisis here. Because the reduction of nitrogen will seriously hamper or delay construc­tion, especially in regions with high emissions. To make sense of a difficult subject, I...

Construction and renovation: Safety first

Construc­tion and renovation: Safety first

20 June 2022

In the food industry, there is always a need for expansion and renovation. Food safety and sustain­ability require­ments become stricter, legisla­tion changes. When you discuss construc­tion and renovation, you cannot avoid ...

Van der Plas Sprouts: Rapid production and packaging

Van der Plas Sprouts: Rapid production and packaging

20 June 2022

Van der Plas Sprouts is a market leader in the field of sprouts. The company is growing: there is increasing interest in a healthy (vegan) diet, to which sprouts are an excellent addition. Due to the short processing tim...

Column Pieter Vos: Selfish countries

Column Pieter Vos: Selfish countries

20 June 2022

World crises like the Corona crisis and the war in Ukraine are exposing our weaknesses painfully in a short time. There are problems with gas and oil supplies. A huge wheat shortage is looming. Prices skyrocket and peopl...

WUR obtains Rubisco protein from tomato leaf

WUR obtains Rubisco protein from tomato leaf

20 June 2022

Researchers from Wageningen are the first in the world to have succeeded in extracting the high-quality Rubisco protein from tomato leaf, an important residual flow in greenhouse horticul­ture. The method they used is sim...

The importance of safety in the workplace

The importance of safety in the workplace

20 June 2022

Small packages of grated cheese are an integral part of the Dutch kitchen. Everyone knows that grating yourself results in rather greasy kitchen material. Of course this is no different for a professional cheese processo...

Nutrilab has a passion for food safety

Nutrilab has a passion for food safety

20 June 2022

Nutrilab acts as a loyal partner in guaranteeing and monitoring food safety. Our customers must be able to rely on us at all times. Even in these turbulent times. We therefore continue to offer all facilities you are acc...

Van der Zee: Fewer locations for more growth

Van der Zee: Fewer locations for more growth

20 June 2022

How do you guarantee quality, continuity and service in times of scarcity of raw materials and personnel? How do you incorpo­rate sustain­ability into this process? And how do you achieve growth? Van der Zee opted for cent...

Flevosap as good as new thanks to renovation

Flevosap as good as new thanks to renovation

20 June 2022

When you drink apple juice, it should only be the apple that you taste. It is exactly that pure taste that the people behind the Flevosap brand are working for every day; in their own orchards in Biddinghuizen and at the...

Get maximum value from your ERP system

Get maximum value from your ERP system

20 June 2022

There is no place where keeping a grip on your business processes is as crucial, and at the same time as challenging, as in the food industry. This places a constant pressure on your margins, on processes and on people -...

Troostwijk: a second life for equipment

Troostwijk: a second life for equipment

20 June 2022

Machines that would end up in the shredder or in storage after a renovation or new construc­tion can often still be of excellent use elsewhere. Through online auctions, a lot of equipment finds a second life. And that bri...

Storage technology optimisation in fresh produce chain

Storage technology optimisa­tion in fresh produce chain

20 June 2022

New building and renovation of refriger­a­tion systems offers users the opportu­nity to reformu­late product (quality) require­ments and apply energy optimisa­tion; for example, by using the system data that will become availa...

OSV: Successful visit to GEA Food Solutions

OSV: Successful visit to GEA Food Solutions

20 June 2022

At the beginning of June, the OSV visited GEA Food Solutions in Bakel. There were so many of us that the group was split into four for the guided tours and knowledge sessions. From the expressions on the photo you can se...

Column Saskia Stender: Catching up vs. overkill

Column Saskia Stender: Catching up vs. overkill

20 June 2022

In recent weeks, I have been hearing on the radio that people who normally attend all festivals now have to make choices. Because of all the lockdowns, it seems as if we need to catch up in the second quarter of this yea...

Cargill transforms food waste into biofuel

Cargill transforms food waste into biofuel

17 June 2022

In a move aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting circular fuel possibil­i­ties, Cargill has completed its first state-of-the-art advanced biodiesel plant in Ghent, Belgium which converts waste oils and re...

A bit of insect in your pasta, why not?

A bit of insect in your pasta, why not?

17 June 2022

Insects are a good alterna­tive to high-quality proteins. In the European SUSINCHAIN (Sustain­able Insect Chain) project WUR researcher Teun Veldkamp explores the options for incorpo­rating insects in animal feed and food d...

Renewi invests in recycling for expired products

Renewi invests in recycling for expired products

17 June 2022

Renewi Organics has commissioned a new expired products (ODP) installa­tion at its Amsterdam site. The new ODP line processes faster and more materials. This installa­tion receives and processes the over-dated products and...

FAVV: Residues on fruit and vegetables not harmful

FAVV: Residues on fruit and vegetables not harmful

16 June 2022

Residues from plant protection products on fruit and vegetables do not constitute a danger to our health, according to the FAVV (Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain). This conclusion follows from an analysis ...

WUR: Revision of dietary guidelines necessary

WUR: Revision of dietary guidelines necessary

16 June 2022

Dietary guidelines issued by national governments aim to set a roadmap for healthy living. But a new interna­tional study published in Lancet Planetary Health challenges national dietary guidelines assessments to include ...

Fermentation: the road to global health

Fermenta­tion: the road to global health

15 June 2022

Fermented foods and beverages have a long history in human nutrition with evidence of fermenta­tion dating back thousands of years. They are currently experiencing a clear resurgence generated by demands for traditional, ...

Cold stores in trouble due to high energy costs

Cold stores in trouble due to high energy costs

15 June 2022

Nekovri - the associa­tion of Dutch cold-storage and freezer stores - indicates that member companies of the associa­tion are confronted with very high energy costs, and that this can lead to financial problems. In a manif...