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Cultivated meat to be grown on farms across Europe?

RESPECTfarms kicks off a feasibility research to enable farmers to grow meat directly from animal cells, on their existing farms. With investment from both European governments, NGOs, and industry partners, they will hav..

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Eerste gebiedspilot plantaardige eiwitten van start

Eerste gebiedspilot plantaardige eiwitten van start

27 January 2023

De Noord-Brabantse gemeente Altena is het toneel van de eerste Nederlandse gebiedspilot plantaar­dige eiwitten. Bij supermarkten, scholen en restaurants worden interven­ties getest om de lokale bevolking te stimuleren vake...

Plastics Europe prevents pellet loss in the environment

Plastics Europe prevents pellet loss in the environ­ment

26 January 2023

Plastics Europe, the associa­tion of plastics manufac­turers in Europe, and EuPC, the associa­tion of European Plastics Converters, announced the launch of the Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) harmonised European certifi­ca­tion ...

Record value of agricultural exports and imports in 2022

Record value of agricul­tural exports and imports in 2022

24 January 2023

The value of Dutch exports of agricul­tural goods rose to 122 billion euros in 2022. The import value also reached a record high of 88 billion euros. In percentage terms, the import value increased more than the export va...

Moonen Packaging achieves B Corp certification

Moonen Packaging achieves B Corp certifi­ca­tion

23 January 2023

Moonen Packaging may call itself 'B Corpora­tion' since December 2022: an impactful company that shows that, as a business, you can make social and sustain­able impact and be a commercially successful company. The B Corp c...

Aged meat not riskier than fresh meat

Aged meat not riskier than fresh meat

23 January 2023

Aged meat does not pose any additional risks compared to fresh meat if it is aged under controlled conditions, EFSA experts concluded in a scientific opinion released recently. “Aged meat has risen in popularity in re...

Consumers spend 36% more on organic products in 2022

Consumers spend 36% more on organic products in 2022

23 January 2023

Consumers spent 36% more on organic products in 2022, according to a new GfK analysis on 2022, presented at the Biobeurs. Total organic sales amounted to €1.4 billion. Sales of organic fresh produce grew 41% in 2022. ...

Total copper intakes below new safe level

Total copper intakes below new safe level

23 January 2023

Combined exposure to copper from all sources does not pose health concerns for the EU population, say EFSA’s scientific experts. Excessive copper retention in the body over time could be toxic for humans, especially t...

Dutch economy lags in sustainability

Dutch economy lags in sustain­ability

23 January 2023

16.5 per cent of the Dutch business sector is sustain­able. This is according to the New Economy Index 2023 (NEx), the figure that MVO Netherlands assigns annually to the sustain­ability of the Dutch economy. This puts the...

No VAT measure to stimulate organic food

No VAT measure to stimulate organic food

20 January 2023

The government has no concrete plans yet to influence the price difference between conventional and organic. The Ministry of Agricul­ture, Nature and Food Quality announced this at the Biobeurs. A VAT reduction on organic...

Eosta saves 50 millionth plastic packaging

Eosta saves 50 millionth plastic packaging

20 January 2023

In late 2016, Eosta (under brand name Nature & More) was the first in Europe to start applying laser technology to fresh organic fruit and vegetables. Eosta called it natural branding, as a way to save stickers and p...

HAK switches to organic

HAK switches to organic

19 January 2023

HAK wants to switch completely to organic cultiva­tion for all vegetables and pulses from the Netherlands by 2027. This is stated in HAK's 'Green Field Plan', an action plan that the vegetable and legume manufac­turer is f...

Foodvalley launches online agri-food network Foodleap

Foodvalley launches online agri-food network Foodleap

19 January 2023

A qualified network is essential for the growth of your business. However, finding quality contacts can be difficult and time consuming. Social media often overwhelms you with possible contacts, but many are not relevant...

Safe preservation of meat and meat substitutes without nitrite

Safe preserva­tion of meat and meat substitutes without nitrite

17 January 2023

The technol­o­gists of TOP bv from Wageningen have licensed a patent on a process that prevents the growth of the ‘botulism bacteria’ Clostridium botulinum in meat, meat substitute and hybride products without having to us...

Beans & Fermentation: a winning combination?

Beans & Fermenta­tion: a winning combina­tion?

17 January 2023

The 'Further with protein-rich crops from nearby' project delves into the potential of fermenta­tion, for processing protein-rich crops from the Netherlands. A regional project to process and market locally grown beans vi...

Schouten Europe introduces vegetable fish fillets

Schouten Europe introduces vegetable fish fillets

16 January 2023

Substitutes for fish are booming. The number of introduc­tions in supermar­kets in Western Europe has grown exponen­tially in the last two years. This is why Schouten Europe is introducing a vegetable fish fillet in January...

Alternative proteins constitute a quarter of all food by 2040

Alternative proteins constitute a quarter of all food by 2040

16 January 2023

At least a quarter of all food could be produced from alterna­tive proteins by 2040. This was one of the findings of a survey commissioned by machinery and plant manufac­turer GEA of 1,000 chefs in eleven countries. These ...

Consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables stabilises in 2022

Consump­tion of fresh fruit and vegetables stabilises in 2022

13 January 2023

After a very sharp decline in 2020 and 2021, we ate plenty in (company) restaurants again in 2022. As a result, consump­tion of fruit and vegetables at home fell by three per cent in 2022. In contrast, consump­tion in hote...

Sustainability claims: Get it right

Sustainability claims: Get it right

12 January 2023

Better for the planet! A more sustain­able choice! If you develop or market a sustain­able food product, as an entrepre­neur you will naturally want to mention this on the packaging and in advertising. However, there are mo...

Foodservice market 2022: €5.8 billion growth

Foodser­vice market 2022: €5.8 billion growth

10 January 2023

FoodSer­vice Instituut Nederland (FSIN) reported at the annual FSIN Brunch conference during the Horecava that the turnover of food service companies had increased by more than 40%, to a turnover of €19.1 billion. Despite...

Lower production expected in food industry

Lower production expected in food industry

10 January 2023

More than 16% of entrepreneurs in the food industry reported at the beginning of December that they expected a drop in production in the next three months (December 2022 to February 2023), the highest number since July 2...

Redefine Beef Bavette most innovative product

Redefine Beef Bavette most innovative product

09 January 2023

The overall winner of the Horecava Innovation Award 2023 in the food & beverage category was Redefine Meat, with their product 'Redefine Beef Bavette.' Redefine Meat uses technology instead of animals to make their m...

EU approves new plant-based protein

EU approves new plant-based protein

06 January 2023

The European Commission has granted Novel Food status to two of MycoTech­nol­o­gy’s innovative and highly functional natural plant protein ingredi­ents. FermentIQ™ ingredi­ents are produced using a patented mycelial fermentat...

Vleeskalverhouderij in 2023: uitdagingen en kansen

Vleeskal­ver­hou­derij in 2023: uitdagingen en kansen

05 January 2023

Uitdagingen voor de kalverhou­derij komen in versneld tempo op de sector af. Denk aan maatregelen om stikstof te verminderen en het dierenwel­zijn te verhogen. De relatie tussen kalverhouder en melkvee­houder wordt hierdoor...

Pork production drops 9.5 per cent by 2032

Pork production drops 9.5 per cent by 2032

04 January 2023

The EU Commission expects global demand for meat to evolve differently over the next decade.  Indeed, the Commission expects a 2.2 million tonnes (9.5 per cent) drop in pork production by 2032. According to the B...

Directiewissel bij VSD Food Machinery

Directie­wissel bij VSD Food Machinery

04 January 2023

Maarten Kooij neemt bij VSD Food Machinery de functie van Algemeen directeur over van zijn vader Hans Kooij. VSD Food Machinery is specialist in het ontwikkelen, produceren en leveren van machines voor de voedsel­ver­werke...

The 10 best-read stories of 2022

The 10 best-read stories of 2022

03 January 2023

In 2022, our trade magazine was privileged to inform our readers about the latest develop­ments in the food industry. The editions were packed with great company reports, interviews, scientific stories and news. To reflec...

Raw material price drop, yet no lower price in supermarkets

Raw material price drop, yet no lower price in supermar­kets

02 January 2023

Last year, consumers paid substan­tially more for food products. Although world market prices of cereals and dairy products, among others, have been easing or even falling for some time, supermarket prices continue to ris...

More money for energy-efficient investments in 2023

More money for energy-efficient investments in 2023

02 January 2023

Entrepreneurs will have more opportu­ni­ties to invest in energy-efficient technolo­gies with tax benefits in 2023. This year, €249 million is available for this purpose through the Energy Investment Allowance (EIA) scheme....

'Taste of pork determined by many factors'

'Taste of pork determined by many factors'

29 December 2022

Pork quality encompasses many aspects. Besides taste and tenderness, these include texture, fat content, saturated and unsaturated fat ratio, water binding capacity, protein and fatty acid contents and the absence of mic...

Nutrition scientists: delay introduction of Nutri-Score

Nutrition scientists: delay introduc­tion of Nutri-Score

29 December 2022

Nutrition scientists call on state secretary Van Ooijen of Health, Welfare and Sport to wait with the introduc­tion of Nutri-Score until the recommen­da­tions of the Health Council have been followed and Nutri-Score is in l...

World Food Experience destination plan overturned

World Food Experience destina­tion plan overturned

29 December 2022

The Council of State ruled on Wednesday 28 December 2022 in the appeal proceed­ings of the Stichting Milieuw­erk­groepen Ede against the zoning plan for the World Food Experience. Unfortu­nately, the Council of State ruled t...

Lower budget for promotion of meat and dairy products

Lower budget for promotion of meat and dairy products

29 December 2022

The EU is allocating over €34 million to meat and dairy advertising campaigns in its annual round of grants. Last year the amount was €54 million, which is a decrease of almost 36 per cent. In addition, over €37 million ...

QMRP: gamechanger in plastic recycling

QMRP: gamechanger in plastic recycling

27 December 2022

Scientists of TNO working on Circular Plastics have been using chemistry and polymer science to develop an innovative quality model, which translates the material properties of a plastic to a value. It then suggests the ...

Fermentation is key for the circular economy

Fermenta­tion is key for the circular economy

27 December 2022

Chemicals and materials from renewable raw materials, such as biomass, will become increas­ingly important in the circular economy of the future. It is likely that microbial fermenta­tion conversion technology will play a ...

Soil bacteria produce proteins from carbon dioxide

Soil bacteria produce proteins from carbon dioxide

27 December 2022

The soil bacterium Cupriavidus necator can grow on a mixture of carbon dioxide, oxygen, and hydrogen can be persuaded to produce various useful products, such as amino acids, milk proteins, and building blocks for pharma...

Wonder product from mushroom waste

Wonder product from mushroom waste

27 December 2022

What remains after a mushroom harvest can be perfectly used as source of bioactive material. This is not only good news for mushroom growers, but it is also good news for companies producing medical supplies. The chitin ...

Fijne feestdagen en een gelukkig 2023!

Fijne feestdagen en een gelukkig 2023!

23 December 2022

2022 is bijna voorbij, een jaar vol nieuwe ontwikke­lingen in de foodsector. Een jaar met mooie prestaties en nieuwe uitdagingen. We hebben veel artikelen mogen schrijven over allerlei onderwerpen in onze brede sector. En...

Meer robots ingezet in de voedingsindustrie

Meer robots ingezet in de voedings­in­du­strie

21 December 2022

De voedings­in­du­strie kampt met grote personeels­te­korten. Het duurt nog wel even voordat de krapte op de arbeids­markt vermindert. In de voedings­in­du­strie komen zware, repeterende en gevaarlijke taken regelmatig voor. Daar...

Belangrijkste belastingwijzigingen per 1 januari 2023

Belangrijkste belasting­wij­zi­gingen per 1 januari 2023

21 December 2022

Op 20 december 2022 heeft de Eerste Kamer ingestemd met het pakket Belasting­plan 2023. Dit betekent dat per 2023 weer een groot aantal belasting­maat­re­gelen wijzigt. Belangrijke wijzigingen zijn het verhogen van de arbeid...