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'The drive for improvement is there'

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) oversees - among other things - the production of safe food. Recent outbreaks and major changes in detection techniques are prompting more attention to machine ..

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Foodhelden van 2022 bekend!

Foodhelden van 2022 bekend!

28 November 2022

In de Verspil­lings­fa­briek in Veghel zijn op 25 november 2022 de Foodhelden van 2022 bekendge­maakt: de 6 meest impactvolle voedsel­ver­an­de­raars van Nederland. Zij werden door de vakjury gekozen uit de Food100-lijst van 202...

KIDV: Drankenkartons zijn redelijk recyclebaar

KIDV: Dranken­kar­tons zijn redelijk recycle­baar

28 November 2022

Volgens onderzoek van Wageningen Food & Biobased Research (WFBR) was het recycling­per­cen­tage van dranken­kar­tons 31 procent in 2020. Alleen de papierve­zels werden gerecycled; die worden overigens niet toegepast in nie...

Gemaksgeneraties zoeken alternatief voor uit eten gaan

Gemaksge­ne­ra­ties zoeken alterna­tief voor uit eten gaan

28 November 2022

Hoe meer consumen­ten­on­der­zoek het FSIN doet, hoe duidelijker zichtbaar wordt dat eten en drinken van groot belang is voor de jongste twee generaties. Eten is voor hen veel meer dan een functio­nele vorm van buikvul­ling. H...

Food industry turnover rises in fourth quarter 2022

Food industry turnover rises in fourth quarter 2022

24 November 2022

17.6 per cent of food industry entrepreneurs expected sales to grow in the current fourth quarter in early October 2022. This is mainly due to higher prices: 67 per cent expect prices to continue to rise in the fourth qu...

Zalmhuys Group acquires operations H. van Wijnen

Zalmhuys Group acquires operations H. van Wijnen

24 November 2022

The Zalmhuys Group in Urk has taken over the operations of H. van Wijnen. Van Wijnen is the oldest salmon company in the Netherlands. In mid-October, salmon smoker H. van Wijnen b.v. was declared bankrupt. The high pu...

Sustainability industry strained by grid congestion

Sustain­ability industry strained by grid congestion

23 November 2022

New connections to the high-voltage grid are virtually impossible in a large part of the Netherlands. Grid operator TenneT reported 17 November 2022 that there is "grid congestion". The Netherlands is acceler­ating its en...

New opportunities for returned bread

New opportu­ni­ties for returned bread

23 November 2022

On 1 January 2023, the cabinet will unilater­ally introduce a €30 million burden increase for the agricul­tural sector. On that day, the contribu­tion that farmers, gardeners, growers, fishermen, processors and importers an...

NVWA tariffs 2023: business costs up by 30 million

NVWA tariffs 2023: business costs up by 30 million

22 November 2022

On 1 January 2023, the cabinet will unilater­ally introduce a €30 million burden increase for the agricul­tural sector. On that day, the contribu­tion that farmers, gardeners, growers, fishermen, processors and importers an...

Sanitisation with microwaves and radio frequency

Sanitisa­tion with microwaves and radio frequency

22 November 2022

SAIREM, specialist in industrial solutions with microwaves and radio frequency, will present its decontam­i­na­tion technolo­gies at Food Ingredi­ents Europe, from 6 to 8 December 2022. Decontam­i­na­tion with these systems e...

Editie november 2022: Hygiëne, reiniging en desinfectie

Editie november 2022: Hygiëne, reiniging en desinfectie

21 November 2022

Cleaning is an essential part of the overall management measures within the HACCP plan. Yet it occasion­ally goes wrong. A major - and often understudied - cause is: incorrect design, combined with a lac...

Column Judith Witte: Clean enough

Column Judith Witte: Clean enough

21 November 2022

My definition of 'clean' is quite different from the one usually used by my homeliving offspring (16, 18, 20). Our living situation is no exception. Since the introduc­tion of the social loan system (2015), far fewer stud...

Marjolein Brasz - CEO Foodvalley

Marjolein Brasz - CEO Foodvalley

21 November 2022

We are on a journey, towards a new balance. In 2050, we want healthy, affordable and delicious food. Sustain­ably produced, of course. And for the people who will be living then: a world population of no less than abou...

Machine design, a source of contamination?

Machine design, a source of contamination?

21 November 2022

Before use, a machine in the food industry must obviously be clean. Cleaning is therefore part of the general management measures within the HACCP plan. Neverthe­less, things occasion­ally go wrong. There are several reaso...

Loyal partner in food safety

Loyal partner in food safety

21 November 2022

Food safety remains of great importance to all of us. Nutrilab acts as a loyal partner in ensuring and monitoring food safety. We continue to offer all the facilities you have come to expect from us. We think along with ...

New contamination issues with plant-based

New contami­na­tion issues with plant-based

21 November 2022

The demand for more sustain­able food production is rising, consumers are more often choosing plant-based alterna­tives and the food industry is eagerly jumping on this. However, their production involves other forms of po...

Foodvalley - Join the journey

Foodvalley - Join the journey

21 November 2022

A typical journey with Foodvalley starts with prepara­tory work so that innovations can land. We identify opportu­ni­ties and build perspec­tive towards the food transition towards 2050. Sometimes it's a winding road, to ...

Column Pieter Vos: Stay sharp

Column Pieter Vos: Stay sharp

21 November 2022

Cleaning and disinfec­tion is about risk management: guaranteeing hygiene contrib­utes to the safe marketing of your food products, so you don't have to worry about recalls. To ensure this, you have set up procedures and r...

Heat recovery for cleaning processes

Heat recovery for cleaning processes

21 November 2022

The basic principle of any refriger­a­tion plant is to extract heat from products, among other things, and discharge it to a place where it does not cause a nuisance. The usual starting point is to release this heat to the...

Strong example of Simpeldesinfecteren: 'You know it works'

Strong example of Simpeldesin­fecteren: 'You know it works'

21 November 2022

If you have been promising your customers for 20 years that you make the tastiest sandwiches, you have great confidence in the safety and hygiene of the production process. Yet there is always room for improve­ment by lea...

Foodvalley connects insect supply chain

Foodvalley connects insect supply chain

21 November 2022

Insects can play an important role in the circular food system. To make (products from) insects end up on consumers' plates more often, Foodvalley is setting the chain in motion with, among other things, a workshop, as a...

Zuneha cuts costs with heat recovery system

Zuneha cuts costs with heat recovery system

21 November 2022

Zuneha supplies fresh meat to the butchery industry. Recently, the medium-sized company invested in a new CO2 refriger­a­tion system with heat recovery. The heat from the chillers is used to heat the water; thus, substanti...

Antibacterial and antiviral through and through

Antibac­te­rial and antiviral through and through

21 November 2022

No coating, but antibac­te­rial and antiviral through and through: this is what Jackit has been success­fully installing with Sealwise recycled panels in renovations for the food processing industry for over two years. The ...

Dedicated to food: when cleaning runs through your veins

Dedicated to food: when cleaning runs through your veins

21 November 2022

Cleaning food companies with 70 people every day, washing 500,000 crates and 12,000 pieces of company clothing every week, taking over extra tasks from your customers with a smile, continuing to optimise your business an...

Foodvalley Shared Facility Finder

Foodvalley Shared Facility Finder

21 November 2022

An important tool with which Foodvalley wants to give the food transition a big push forward is the Shared Facility Finder: a platform on which all kinds of organisa­tions can find and share facilities. Already some 350 r...

Food-safe lubrication of machines and components

Food-safe lubrica­tion of machines and components

21 November 2022

Like in any other industry, lubricants are used in the food industry. Unlike in any other industry, an essential question comes into play here: are they food-safe? As a food manufac­turer, you are personally responsibl...

Every company needs a unique cleaning plan

Every company needs a unique cleaning plan

21 November 2022

Cleaning in the food industry is not done the same way everywhere. In fact, most companies work with a completely individual and unique cleaning plan. "The role of the cleaner has changed: from generalist to specialist, ...

Start with the basics: Don't give bacteria a chance

Start with the basics: Don't give bacteria a chance

21 November 2022

Bacteria are everywhere but often unwanted. Especially in environ­ments such as laborato­ries and food plants, they should not be given a chance. So how can you prevent bacterial growth? With high-quality antibac­te­rial wal...

Marlous van Drunen: Focus on quantity or quality?

Marlous van Drunen: Focus on quantity or quality?

21 November 2022

As an employee in a food company, you know best how to work hygieni­cally. HACCP, cleaning and disinfec­tion and records have no secrets for you. But tell me honestly: does the following thought ever cross your mind? "Oh...

Foodvalley - international partnerships

Foodvalley - interna­tional partner­ships

21 November 2022

People around the world are working on similar themes to Foodvalley. It is crucial to pick up what is relevant, start the right collabo­ra­tions to accelerate, and export concepts where appropriate. Jeroen Wouters Lea...

Vakona mixers and tumblers

Vakona mixers and tumblers

21 November 2022

Vakona specialises in the develop­ment and production of machinery for the food industry. The main focus of this Sismatec partner is on tumbling, mixing and massaging; both with and without vacuum. The Vakona ESK tumblers...

Cold plasma: Interesting for the food industry?

Cold plasma: Interesting for the food industry?

21 November 2022

Current chemical and thermal processes used to ensure the hygiene and safety of products have their disadvan­tages. Cold plasma can be a mild alterna­tive in control­ling micro-organisms, microbial spores and viruses. What ...

Column Saskia Stender: Panic measures

Column Saskia Stender: Panic measures

21 November 2022

With everything that is going on in the market right now, the key focus of almost all companies is to cut costs. Energy prices are skyrock­eting, everything is more expensive. Labour costs will rise 10% next year. And we ...

Foodvalley up to the plate

Foodvalley up to the plate

21 November 2022

Getting healthy, sustain­able and efficiently produced food on our plates. Our experts identify promising opportu­ni­ties at an early stage. With their sights set on 2050, but with applica­tion possibil­i­ties for today. To do...

Posters Meat, Fish, Fruit and Vegetables and Dairy

Posters Meat, Fish, Fruit and Vegetables and Dairy

20 November 2022

Through the trade magazine Voedingsin­dus­trie we distribute the poster VLEES, VIS, FRUIT & VEGETABLES and since 2022 also the poster DAIRY. On the posters you will find the structure of the various processing industries. ...

How to protect your company's manufacturing network

How to protect your company's manufac­turing network

17 November 2022

We hear more and more about cyber attacks on the networks of manufac­turing companies and government agencies. These digital attacks pose a serious risk. Because a successful attack can shut down all business processes. M...

WUR: Diversity between various groups of eaters

WUR: Diversity between various groups of eaters

17 November 2022

Two recently published studies from Wageningen University & Research compared consumers with various eating patterns. The studies focussed specifi­cally on meat eaters, flexitar­ians and vegetar­ians, and on the diversi...

ING: High energy prices new test for food producers

ING: High energy prices new test for food producers

17 November 2022

Are food producers able to absorb the high input costs, including energy, now that they remain high for the time being? In addition, companies also have to deal with large differences in compensa­tion measures from nation...

Changing food industry calls for innovation

Changing food industry calls for innovation

15 November 2022

The food industry is changing. The past few years have shown that. The varied supply of food, a labour shortage and an increased focus on sustain­ability therefore require innovation within the food processing process. Fo...

Government removes usage threshold TEK scheme

Government removes usage threshold TEK scheme

15 November 2022

The cabinet has finally scrapped the threshold for eligibility for the Energy Costs Allowance (TEK) scheme. Companies using less than 5,000 m3 of gas or 50,000 kilowatt hours of electricity will now also be eligible. Eco...