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How do you control Listeria?

The presence of Listeria is inherent to working with food. In order to control the bacteria, everything is pulled out of the cupboard: from adjusting the recipe to dry disinfection.  "The situation has not become..

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Price of pork meat breaks all records

Price of pork meat breaks all records

18 November 2019

The DCA Pigs Quotation has reached an all-time high on Friday, November 15. A new record has been set with a listing of € 1.84. This means that the price including VAT has broken the magic limit of € 2.00. The history...

Ten global interventions against food waste

Ten global interventions against food waste

14 November 2019

On 12 November, the report 'Reducing Food Loss and Waste: Ten Interventions to Scale Impact' was launched during the international congress 'Reduction of food losses and waste' in the Vatican City. The authors of the rep...

LTO: meat tax does not contribute to sustainability

LTO: meat tax does not contribute to sustainability

14 November 2019

A meat tax does not contribute to further sustainability of the livestock sector and a fair income for farm families, according to LTO Nederland in response to the proposal of the True Animal Protein Price Coalition (TAP...

BRICS: An emerging commodity coalition

BRICS: An emerging commodity coalition

12 November 2019

The BRICS (an abbreviation for the emerging markets Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have in recent decades developed into both economic and commodity heavyweights. ABN AMRO believes that over the next ten ...

In Memoriam: Ernst Paarkooper

In Memoriam: Ernst Paarkooper

12 November 2019

Ernst Paardekooper died Wednesday 6 November at the age of 88. Ernst Paardekooper started his career at TNO Nutrition in Zeist after graduating from Delft University of Technology. At the end of his career, he was divisi...

I see what you don't see...

I see what you don't see...

11 November 2019

'Clean' is a direct result after cleaning and disinfection. Right? That sounds simple and straightforward. Let's get started! But it's not that easy. When I read that 'cycling is now very clean', this means that the cycl...

"Minister Schouten is committed to short food chain"

"Minister Schouten is committed to short food chain"

11 November 2019

In order to stimulate the sale of more regional products, Minister Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality organises, among other things, a trade mission in her own country. Rudi Buis, senior spokesman for the M...

Always on the lookout for sustainable cooperation

Always on the lookout for sustainable cooperation

11 November 2019

The success of Koç Vleeswaren is due to the great enthusiasm of the Gürcüoğlu brothers, says director Hikmet Gürcüoğlu. This enables the company to make the finest product, production technology and market approach. ...

A tidy feeling

A tidy feeling

11 November 2019

The term 'clean' is a topic of discussion in our industry. When does something meet this standard? The first impression plays an important role: is it tidy and dust-free? Is the line 'clean'? Do you immediately get the f...

A triumvirate: how does it work?

A triumvirate: how does it work?

11 November 2019

Potato processor Schaap Holland, together with cleaning company Concreet Hygiene and cleaning product supplier/knowledge partner Eco2Clean, forms a triumvirate. In this cooperation, knowledge and know-how is shared and t...

Brewing clean and tasty beer

Brewing clean and tasty beer

11 November 2019

Kees Bubberman brews beer in Middelburg, Zeeland. Since 2015. Thanks to its consistent quality and surprising flavours, Kees' beer is a household name in the Netherlands and far beyond. Beer that is brewed according to a...

Once there was... ...a cleaning plan

Once there was... ...a cleaning plan

11 November 2019

If this was a fairy tale, it would end well. But there's little magical about cleaning in the food industry. There is often a lack of a clear Programme of Requirements. Clarity in specifications is badly needed.   ...

How do I kill my building?

How do I kill my building?

11 November 2019

Cleaning with 80 bar pressure is like washing your china with a jet of grit. To make it complete, we use extreme alkalis and acids; that cleans up nice and fast. The result: concrete floors are transformed into washed ou...

Oriental ready for the future

Oriental ready for the future

11 November 2019

At the new location of Oriental in The Hague, a new kitchen of 1,500 m² has recently been fitted out. Martin Chan, Managing Director of Oriental Holding Europe: "Here our chefs prepare authentic Asian dishes and products...

Good and affordable sticker removing

Good and affordable sticker removing

11 November 2019

LETS bv has been the innovative partner in the field of industrial cleaning systems and cleaning pump units for the food industry for almost 40 years. The team's approach is to provide an optimal and sustainable cleaning...

‘Meat for Diversifying Markets’

‘Meat for Diversifying Markets’

11 November 2019

Last summer the 65th edition of the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) took place. In Potsdam, Germany, 494 participants gathered to share their knowledge with the other conference visitors on...

"Jan's pancake is the best thing out of the pan."

"Jan's pancake is the best thing out of the pan."

11 November 2019

Who doesn't know them, Jan's pancakes and poffertjes? Jan is made at Cerelia, founded in 1974. With more than 11 production locations, the now French former family business has grown into an international market leader o...

BRC8: How do I handle that?

BRC8: How do I handle that?

11 November 2019

Many companies are still struggling with the new BRC8: How do they get the new requirements for management commitment, food safety culture, root cause analysis and authorized personnel implemented? How will the auditor a...

Blockchain the new hydrochloric acid?

Blockchain the new hydrochloric acid?

11 November 2019

"This is going to be very big and when the time comes it will solve everything.........." according to proponents during a congress. Is blockchain really going to change processes? Our buying and selling method? For exam...

Communication

Communication

11 November 2019

Writing articles is an art, listening carefully to the market and informing people about issues that concern them is a must, and visual material for articles is often a big challenge. Not to mention communication with th...

Hogeslag Olst quality first!

Hogeslag Olst quality first!

07 November 2019

Hogeslag Olst BV started its activities in 1921 as a slaughterhouse and cutting plant for cows and calves in Den Nul. In the nineties it was decided to stop the slaughter activities and to specialise exclusively in the b...