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WUR: Food and agricultural systems should be reformed

Problems with food and agricultural systems have been widespread and severe since long before COVID-19 appeared. Not only is 8% of the world's population undernourished; an increasing number is overweight. The environmen..

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Agricultural export stays on track

Agricultural export stays on track

25 January 2021

The value of agricultural exports grew by an estimated 1 percent in 2020 compared to 2019, despite the corona crisis. Total merchandise exports fell by about 7 percent in 2020. This is reported by CBS and Wageningen Econ...

ProVeg in actie tegen plantaardige zuivelcensuur

ProVeg in actie tegen plantaardige zuivelcensuur

25 January 2021

The European Union wants to censor plant-based alternatives to dairy. Even the word 'dairy-free' may soon be prohibited. ProVeg takes action against Amendment 171. ProVeg launched a petition, calling on the European C...

Vegamonitor: Less people see themselves as carnivores

Vegamonitor: Less people see themselves as carnivores

25 January 2021

Fewer and fewer people see themselves purely as meat eaters. 55% of Dutch people typify themselves this way, which was 59% the year before. Almost 34% of households intend to eat less meat by 2021. 31% of the Dutch say t...

Earning capacity by more sustainable food production

Earning capacity by more sustainable food production

25 January 2021

A broad coalition wants to contribute to a more-sustainable global food system, while simultaneously increasing the Netherlands earning capacity in an environmentally-sustainable way with FoodSwitch: a food-chain acceler...

Van Veldhoven: Time for a circular economy law

Van Veldhoven: Time for a circular economy law

22 January 2021

The Netherlands is ready for the next step on the road to a circular economy. The basis has been laid. Less raw materials are being used per product, but the use of raw materials in total is not yet decreasing. It is tim...

A sweet world without waste with banana sweetener

A sweet world without waste with banana sweetener

21 January 2021

Fooditive BV and Frutco AG enter into a partnership to bring the Fooditive® banana sweetener line to Europe. The banana sweetener line is a continuous fermentation plant that processes by-products from banana proces...

Albert Heijn expands 'Better for' programs

Albert Heijn expands 'Better for' programs

21 January 2021

Albert Heijn will make the pork production chain more sustainable and transparent. Together with pig farmers and meat processor Vion, the supermarket chain is starting a multi-year program; 'Better for Pig, Nature and Fa...

Awareness joins Schuttelaar & Partners

Awareness joins Schuttelaar & Partners

19 January 2021

Awareness, consultancy for policy marketing, becomes part of the communication consultancy Schuttelaar & Partners as of January 1, 2021. The integrated company comprises 90 employees working from offices in The Hague...

Schouten introduces 100% plant based tuna: TuNo

Schouten introduces 100% plant based tuna: TuNo

19 January 2021

Schouten Europe B.V. will introduce a fully vegetable tuna in January 2021. Under the name 'TuNo' the product will be presented to interested parties in the coming period. Vegetable tuna can play an important role in the...

Shelf life indicator 'Keep-it' combats food waste

Shelf life indicator 'Keep-it' combats food waste

19 January 2021

Research by meal box supplier HelloFresh shows that one in five Dutch people will have wasted more food in 2020 than in previous years, because they often do not know how food can best be stored. Together with the Wageni...

Exclusieve samenwerking Beko Techniek en MULTIVAC

Exclusieve samenwerking Beko Techniek en MULTIVAC

19 January 2021

Voor ambachtelijke en semi-industriële bakkerijen is Beko techniek vanaf nu het aanspreekpunt voor FRITSCH. Voor industriële bakkerijen blijft MULTIVAC partner. Hiermee is de marktbewerking tussen beide partijen afgestem...

Circular Food Center: world example in tackling food waste

Circular Food Center: world example in tackling food waste

18 January 2021

In 2021 a European knowledge and meeting center in the field of food waste will open in the municipality of Meierijstad: the Circular Food Center. Initiators Samen Tegen Voedselverspilling (Together Against Food Waste Fo...

Transition Time! A Circular Economy for Plastics

Transition Time! A Circular Economy for Plastics

15 January 2021

The Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) wants to accelerate the transition to a circular economy for plastics. An integral approach aimed at groundbreaking innovation and cooperation is necessary now. Primarily bec...

Ojah: quality meat alternatives with Plenti ProFiber

Ojah: quality meat alternatives with Plenti ProFiber

15 January 2021

Dutch manufacturer Ojah BV. has launched its newest high moisture texture, Plenti ProFiber™, enabling food manufacturers to develop and produce plant-based alternatives or hybrid products with their existing machinery. ...

Great start for Future Farm in the UK

Great start for Future Farm in the UK

14 January 2021

Brazilian foodtech company Future Farm is off to a flying start in 2021. From January, their range of meat substitutes will be available at Sainsbury's and thus throughout the UK - just in time for the annual 'Veganuary'...

More research into the effects of microplastics

More research into the effects of microplastics

13 January 2021

On Monday 11 January 2021, the knowledge agenda on microplastics and health was presented to Stientje van Veldhoven, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management. Commissioned by the Ministry of I&W, ZonMw...

Laurens Hoedemaker new chairman COV and VNV

Laurens Hoedemaker new chairman COV and VNV

13 January 2021

On 12 January 2021, Laurens Hoedemaker was appointed as the new chairman of the Central Organization for the Meat Industry (COV) and the Association for the Dutch Meat Industry (VNV). He succeeds Jos Goebbels, who will s...

A Manufacturing Execution System, Easy as pie?

A Manufacturing Execution System, Easy as pie?

12 January 2021

A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is an information system for planning, monitoring and controlling production processes with a continuous character. It is the vertical, digital connection between the office and the...

Moving towards a low-plastic world

Moving towards a low-plastic world

12 January 2021

As a pioneer in the packaging industry, MULTIVAC has been working for years to offer its customers alternative plastic-saving packaging options. There are plenty of opportunities to meet all plastic saving and recycling ...

Innovative Fresh becomes Normec Foodcare

Innovative Fresh becomes Normec Foodcare

12 January 2021

Last summer, Innovative Fresh became part of Normec Foodcare. The companies have worked hard to integrate the two organizations and are pleased that the name change is also a reality as of January 18, 2021. The new na...

DSM and TU Delft launch Artificial Intelligence Lab

DSM and TU Delft launch Artificial Intelligence Lab

12 January 2021

Royal DSM and TU Delft announced the establishment of the Artificial Intelligence Lab for Biosciences (the AI4B.io Lab). This lab is the first of its kind in Europe to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to the entire fie...

Delivery trend skyrockets due to pandemic

Delivery trend skyrockets due to pandemic

12 January 2021

Meal delivery and grocery delivery are the two big winners from the corona crisis. In 2020, the total delivery market grew by 43.1% compared to 2019. Meanwhile, delivery players together account for nearly 10% of total f...

Inga Blokker new director FSIN

Inga Blokker new director FSIN

12 January 2021

Inga Blokker (33) has been appointed director by the board of the FoodService Institute. She will take up her position as of May 1. Ready for the future "It is an incredibly challenging and interesting time to be w...

Companies are asking massively for GS1 barcodes

Companies are asking massively for GS1 barcodes

12 January 2021

Dutch companies are eager for GS1 barcodes. In the past year, over 4,500 new companies have signed up with GS1 Netherlands, because they want a unique barcode on their products for (online) sales. GS1 Netherlands now has...

One step closer to self-cleaning surfaces

One step closer to self-cleaning surfaces

11 January 2021

Unilever and Innova Partnerships have established a joint venture, Penhros Bio, to commercialize a technology that prevents micro-organisms from growing on different surfaces. Dr. Neil Parry, Director of the R&D p...

Top company logo for 'Better for Cow, Nature and Farmer'

Top company logo for 'Better for Cow, Nature and Farmer'

11 January 2021

In the 'Beter voor Koe, Natuur en Boer' (Better for Cow, Nature and Farmer) program, in which 300 dairy farmers exclusively supply sustainable milk for Albert Heijn, new milestones have been reached. For example, the pro...

FrieslandCampina switches to 100% recycled PET bottles

FrieslandCampina switches to 100% recycled PET bottles

08 January 2021

As of February 2021, FrieslandCampina will produce PET bottles from 100% recycled PET (rPET). Because a PET bottle can only be recycled if the consumer has removed the label, FrieslandCampina's Research & Development...

Consumers' Association: 'Consumers don't trust label'.

Consumers' Association: 'Consumers don't trust label'.

08 January 2021

Almost everyone is busy living a healthier life. Whether it's eating healthier (66%), losing weight (45%) or getting fitter (73%). Almost all Dutch people (91%) are interested in one or more of these themes, according to...

Jungle Cup®: First 100% compostable disposable cup

Jungle Cup®: First 100% compostable disposable cup

06 January 2021

All disposable cups contain plastic. Even the cardboard cups have an inner layer of thin plastic to prevent leaks. There have been disposable cups with a bioplastic film layer on the market for some time now. But they al...

Tariff structure Skal in 2021 based on 3 target groups

Tariff structure Skal in 2021 based on 3 target groups

06 January 2021

As of 2021 Skal works with a new rate structure based on target groups. Separate rates apply for each target group. As of 2021 Skal has 3 target groups: Points of sale, Normal risk companies and High risk companies. F...

Protect the heat exchanger of your installation

Protect the heat exchanger of your installation

05 January 2021

Installations such as heat exchangers pollute; leaves, pollen and insects penetrate easily, but are difficult to remove. Now there is a solution to this problem, as simple as it is groundbreaking. The Pro Safe Screen® ca...

7 major issues of the EU-UK agreement

7 major issues of the EU-UK agreement

05 January 2021

Christmas Eve: the agreement for a new partnership between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) was announced. The deal can now be seen by everyone. A deal of 1,246 pages is a big pill. That is why the Bre...

Finnish institute makes PEF from citrus peels

Finnish institute makes PEF from citrus peels

05 January 2021

The shift from fossil to renewable bio-plastics requires new efficient methods. The Finnish research institute VTT has developed a new technology to use pectin-containing agricultural waste, such as citrus peelings and s...

Run on luxury meat and fish and baked goods in corona year

Run on luxury meat and fish and baked goods in corona year

05 January 2021

The past corona year has brought striking shifts in the messages we ordered online. The need for luxury meat and fish grew very strongly in 2020 and the Dutch bought a lot more coffee. Sales of cleaning products also rec...

Unprocessed fresh products under one brand

Unprocessed fresh products under one brand

04 January 2021

At the beginning of 2021, Jumbo will add a new premium range of, among other things, fresh meat and fish products to its range. Under the name Jumbo Gourmets, Jumbo offers lovers of culinary excellence an even wider choi...

NVWA 2021: improving flexibility and supervision

NVWA 2021: improving flexibility and supervision

28 December 2020

In the year 2021 a lot is asked of the change capacity of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) and its employees. This is the conclusion of Inspector General Maarten Ruys in his foreword to the NVW...

Van Loon Group takes big steps

Van Loon Group takes big steps

28 December 2020

On 2 November 2020, Van Loon Group acquired the company Groot Vlees in Nuth. The meat processor is making great strides, because on Friday 11 December the company also announced its intention to take over Bonfait. Tak...

Takeover of Johma salads

Takeover of Johma salads

23 December 2020

IK Investment Partners (“IK”) is pleased to announce that the IK VII Fund has reached an agreement to sell Signature Foods (“the Company”) to Pamplona Capital Management (“Pamplona”). Financial terms of the transaction a...

LNV focuses on new and vegetable proteins

LNV focuses on new and vegetable proteins

23 December 2020

Over the next 5 to 10 years, the Netherlands will stimulate the cultivation of protein-rich crops such as field beans and potatoes in order to become less dependent on imports of protein-rich raw materials (soy) from out...