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Construct a building right the first time!

Anyone who wants to build or renovate in the food industry has to deal with many wishes and even more requirements; from clients and governments via legislation and regulations; concerning energy saving, sustainability a..

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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...

Cod processed in one and a half minutes

Cod processed in one and a half minutes

15 June 2021

Sustainability right down to the last detail, exponential growth, transport with our own lorries and an extensive range of products are just a few of the characteristics of Adri & Zoon, a total fish supplier. To achi...

Schouten makes plant-based mince from residual streams

Schouten makes plant-based mince from residual streams

15 June 2021

Tempeh mince is the latest product from the Dutch family business Schouten Europe. The completely plant-based mince is partly made from residual flows from one of the company's production facilities. With this product, S...

Research into basis for new plant-based food concept

Research into basis for new plant-based food concept

15 June 2021

A new concept for sustainable plant-based food has come a lot closer thanks to a grant of 7.5 million euros. Researchers can use it to create the basis for a method to 'upgrade' vegetable material until it is just as tas...

Food sector still moderate about sustainability performance

Food sector still moderate about sustainability performance

15 June 2021

A majority of Dutch food producers (53%) see themselves as 'average performers' when it comes to actual sustainability and over a quarter say that their own company is lagging behind. A sustainability approach sticks if ...

Can vegetables be kept even fresher?

Can vegetables be kept even fresher?

15 June 2021

Hessing Supervers and Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo are going to collaborate on innovative solutions to make fresh vegetables last longer, to combat food waste and to develop new sustainable packaging materials. On ...

Online edition Construction-Renovation | Refrigeration-Freezing June 2021

Online edition Construction-Renovation | Refrigeration-Freezing June 2021

14 June 2021

Anyone wishing to build or renovate in the food industry has to deal with many wishes and even more requirements; from clients and governments via legislation and regulations; regarding energy savings, ...

Whiter than white

Whiter than white

14 June 2021

"Don't you have homework to do?" The rattling sound of fingers flying across a keyboard can be heard from my youngest's bedroom. I don't think there is any chance that he is finally writing that biology report at lightni...

Digitalisation at manufacturer Autodrop

Digitalisation at manufacturer Autodrop

14 June 2021

Twelve million kilos of sweets roll off the conveyor belt of manufacturer Concorp, known for Autodrop. The third generation of this family business is preparing for the next phase of growth, and is focusing on innovation...

Maintaining and monitoring food quality

Maintaining and monitoring food quality

14 June 2021

With all the attention paid to the storage and transport of corona vaccines, the cold chain is once again in the spotlight. The food industry has known for decades that respecting the cold chain is crucial for monitoring...

Smilde Bakery; a complex construction

Smilde Bakery; a complex construction

14 June 2021

In order to complete complex construction projects such as the Smilde Bakery in Edam as desired and on time, clear contractual agreements are needed. Also required: both client and contractor are aware of the agreements ...

High-rise and full mechanization at Coenen in Haps

High-rise and full mechanization at Coenen in Haps

14 June 2021

It is the middle of May 2021. There are storms and heavy rainfall on the Laarakker industrial estate in Haps. There, right next to the A73 motorway, transport company Coenen Boxmeer and its subsidiary Districenter Cuijk ...

Intriguing

Intriguing

14 June 2021

I talk a lot about food safety, that will not surprise anyone. And I talk a lot about food safety testing. Not so strange either. What strikes me in these conversations is the difference in approach to this subject among...

How to choose the right industrial floor

How to choose the right industrial floor

14 June 2021

The production floor has to endure a lot. It has to be able to take a beating and meet various requirements with regard to the product and the personnel. "The food industry is the most critical place for industrial floor...

Machine builder TAP with world class reputation

Machine builder TAP with world class reputation

14 June 2021

Tap Machinebouw has been designing, building and maintaining machines for the food industry for 55 years. With great dedication, because the machines are sold all over the world. With the move to new premises in Zoeterme...

Repak has it all figured out...

Repak has it all figured out...

14 June 2021

Repak has been supplying thermoforming machines for over 35 years, both close to home and far away. There are now more than 1,000 machines in the US. To continue this trend and to be able to respond to customer-specific ...

Renovating food producing companies

Renovating food producing companies

14 June 2021

Stagnation means decline and downtime results in loss. That is why a renovation has to be planned as tightly as possible. Renovation specialist JacKit works 24/7 and engages in cooperation so that production can be resum...

A safe and durable building starts with concrete

A safe and durable building starts with concrete

14 June 2021

In recent years, Willy Naessens Nederland has built several cold stores in the food industry, including the new premises for Wilko Fruit in Breda, phases 2 and 3 of the logistics DCs for the Greenery in Barendrecht and t...

It is five minutes to midnight, also for the food industry

It is five minutes to midnight, also for the food industry

14 June 2021

Almost a year and a half has passed since Covid-19 came to Europe. If we have learned one thing from this pandemic, it certainly is that nothing is more important than our health. Right? Or has the pandemic pushed more i...

Boermarke: Plant-based cheese is booming

Boermarke: Plant-based cheese is booming

14 June 2021

Boermarke has guaranteed ‘dairy at its tastiest’ for more than 30 years. Both traditional milk products and high-quality plant-based alternatives find their way to the shelves in shops. Since the end of 2020, the Twente-...

Doors influence the functioning of the building

Doors influence the functioning of the building

14 June 2021

Poultry slaughterhouse Remkes had a new building constructed to expand the production of cooked chicken meat products. A sustainable building with modern machinery and industrial doors that guarantee the functioning of t...

There is light at the end of the pandemic tunnel

There is light at the end of the pandemic tunnel

14 June 2021

Growth in the number of vaccinations and a softening of coronas measures led to more optimism in most branches of the food industry at the start of the second quarter of 2021. This is evident from an analysis of recent C...

I dare to dream again

I dare to dream again

14 June 2021

Since the beginning of the corona, I have put on my hiking boots and you will regularly find me on beautiful hiking trails. When we were unable to go to China in the spring of 2020, I booked a hiking trip in Sweden. In A...

Belgian food companies see expenses exploding

Belgian food companies see expenses exploding

14 June 2021

While the impact of the corona crisis and the closing down of the catering and tourism industries continues to linger on, many Belgian food companies are now facing steeply increasing costs. At the same time, food compan...

Trade fairs can count on visitors

Trade fairs can count on visitors

10 June 2021

Trade fair organiser Easyfairs is ready for the next edition of Empack Den Bosch 2021, which will take place on 8 and 9 September. "We are ready and eagerly looking forward to a new season and our visitors share this fee...

New dipping solution turns the whole fish into valuable food

New dipping solution turns the whole fish into valuable food

10 June 2021

When herring are filleted, more than half their weight becomes a low-value ‘side stream’ that never reaches our plates – despite being rich in protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Now, scientists from Chalmers Univer...

Meat not part of daily diet for 8 out of 10 Dutch people

Meat not part of daily diet for 8 out of 10 Dutch people

10 June 2021

In 2020, 45 percent of people over the age of 18 said they ate meat up to four days a week, 5 percent said they never ate meat and 30 percent ate meat five or six days a week. About a third of the adults have started to ...

Introduction of Nutri-Score first half of 2022

Introduction of Nutri-Score first half of 2022

09 June 2021

The goal to introduce Nutri-Score in the Netherlands by mid 2021 is not achievable, says State Secretary Blokhuis. His intention is to introduce the logo in the first half of 2022. He states in a letter to the Lower Hous...

Wanted: 10 innovative solutions for packaging

Wanted: 10 innovative solutions for packaging

08 June 2021

Ten leading companies are looking for packaging solutions in the KVK-KIDV Business Challenge Innovative Packaging. The issues are diverse: they range from a wrinkling and tearing proof paper wrapper for chocolate to a su...

Vegetarian snack in high demand

Vegetarian snack in high demand

08 June 2021

Meat substitutes have benefited from consumers' desire to eat less meat in recent years. Supermarket sales of meat replacement products grew by double digits in 2019 and continued to grow in 2020. Faster still than sales...

The Verder Groep acquires Jabsco lobe pumps

The Verder Groep acquires Jabsco lobe pumps

08 June 2021

The Verder Groep, a Dutch family firm specialising in the production and distribution of pumps and laboratory equipment, has taken over the Jabsco lobe pump product line from Xylem. The takeover strengthens the Verder Gr...

Slicing and packaging without intermediate film

Slicing and packaging without intermediate film

08 June 2021

With the innovative spray system: Sustainable Liquid Interleaving, MULTIVAC introduces a sustainable solution for the packaging of thinly sliced or highly adhesive products. The conventional interleaving of film between ...

Webinar Allergen management 10 June

Webinar Allergen management 10 June

08 June 2021

On Thursday afternoon, 10 June, Normec Foodcare organises a webinar on allergen management. Normec Foodcare's allergens specialist will discuss basic principles and preconditions that are important when applying allergen...

Follow-up study on health effects of microplastics started

Follow-up study on health effects of microplastics started

04 June 2021

On 3 and 4 June, the new MOMENTUM consortium will be officially launched. This launch starts with a two-day online kick-off meeting. This new consortium was already announced during the presentation of the knowledge a...

Lidl starts with pilot on 'Eco-Score'

Lidl starts with pilot on 'Eco-Score'

03 June 2021

Lidl is the first supermarket in the Netherlands to start with a pilot on 'Eco-Score'. With Eco-Score the ecological impact of products is calculated and displayed in a simple and transparent way on the product. The pilo...

Empack 2022 in Eventhal Gorinchem

Empack 2022 in Eventhal Gorinchem

01 June 2021

Trade fair Empack will be organised in the spring of 2022 in Evenementenhal Gorinchem, which is owned by exhibition organiser Easyfairs. Previous editions of Empack took place in among others the Jaarbeurs Utrecht and Br...

Sales market for food companies fundamentally changed

Sales market for food companies fundamentally changed

27 May 2021

Food companies often strive for a mix of customers in order not to be too dependent on one market or one country. The coronapandemic has shown in an extreme way that access to alternative sales channels can be of great i...

No nitrite salt allowed in filet americain

No nitrite salt allowed in filet americain

27 May 2021

The court has ruled that various meat products are no longer regarded as meat products but as meat preparations. This means that nitrite salt is no longer allowed in filet americain. A transitional period has been agreed...