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All we are saying, is give peas a chance!

Alternative proteins have been on everyone’s lips for some time now – literally. The conscious consumer is demanding an alternative to meat and dairy drinks, (excellent sources of protein) driving the increased demand of..

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WUR discovers 20 unknown illegal substances in food supplements

WUR discovers 20 unknown illegal substances in food supplements

16 September 2021

Food supplements are products in the form of pills, powders, drops, capsules, or drinks and are meant to supplement daily food intake. Just like other foods, these products are also monitored for the presence of unknown ...

Waste-free week 2021 gave perspective

Waste-free week 2021 gave perspective

16 September 2021

From 7 to 13 September was the Waste Free Week. During this week the whole of the Netherlands went #wastefree, full of inspiration and fun actions. The Waste Free Week in the Food Valley region gave us the perspective of...

DSM gets into cultured meat with Meatable

DSM gets into cultured meat with Meatable

16 September 2021

Innovative food company Meatable has entered into a joint development agreement with Dutch multinational Royal DSM to co-develop growth media for cultivated meat. Growth media is a nutrient-rich liquid which contains the...

Grolsch launches cardboard can packaging

Grolsch launches cardboard can packaging

16 September 2021

Royal Grolsch is setting a new standard in tin can packaging with the introduction of the cardboard TopClip. The new packaging is 100% plastic-free and by replacing all tin foil packaging in the Netherlands with this car...

Judith Witte: Limitless

Judith Witte: Limitless

13 September 2021

I am training for a marathon again. Do you think the Rotterdam marathon will take place this autumn? Will I achieve a good result? During the long endurance runs, I experiment with sports gels. Which ones don't make me s...

The Netherlands: pioneer in the protein transition

The Netherlands: pioneer in the protein transition

13 September 2021

Halving animal consumption by 2040, that is the ambition of ProVeg Nederland in cooperation with LIVEKINDLY Collective, which has seven brands of meat substitutes and a global media platform. Veerle Vrindts of ProVeg Ned...

New protein options; where do we stand?

New protein options; where do we stand?

13 September 2021

The consumption of meat alternatives is increasing rapidly and sales value in the Netherlands is also growing. In the past two years by as much as 50% (Nielsen). Where are the opportunities? What are the challenges? We d...

Complex food company thrives on standardisation

Complex food company thrives on standardisation

13 September 2021

For a complex production company with a continuous flow of new food concepts, products and customers, an automation system for the control of information flows is extremely important. The Future Food Group found assuranc...

Zweistra on the way to a clean label

Zweistra on the way to a clean label

13 September 2021

Butcher Zweistra is testing a whole new vegan-blend for his product range. Like many other food producers, he wants a clean label for his products. Natural additives can make an important contribution to this.  K...

Pieter Vos: people don't trust anything they don't know

Pieter Vos: people don't trust anything they don't know

13 September 2021

Every culture has its own customs; food cultures differ too. Worldwide, the differences are enormous at first sight. Yet everywhere, the ingredients seem to provide enough nutrients, vitamins and minerals for a healthy l...

Revolutionary bacteria-inhibiting packaging

Revolutionary bacteria-inhibiting packaging

13 September 2021

Global Flexibles from Krimpen a/d IJssel will soon be marketing a special vacuum and skin film. A packaging film with proven bacterial inhibition that can ensure a longer shelf life of fish, meat and cheese, and less foo...

Protein from duckweed: from ditch to delicious

Protein from duckweed: from ditch to delicious

13 September 2021

Plant-based and sustainable is the diet of the future. Variety of plant-based proteins in products and ingredients increases. These plant-based proteins have their own unique properties that will help shape products in t...

A tasty vegan cheese

A tasty vegan cheese

13 September 2021

Is it possible to make a tasty vegan cheese? It seems that the biggest hurdles have been overcome. The first vegan cheese products with natural flavours will be on the market this month.  Last year, a number of c...

Sustainable packaging with Repak

Sustainable packaging with Repak

13 September 2021

To keep our world viable for future generations, there is great pressure from society on both food producers and retailers to reduce the amount of plastic packaging materials. In cooperation with selected partners, Repak...

Mindyourmeat; Product development with passion

Mindyourmeat; Product development with passion

13 September 2021

On October 4th, Leo van Etten, owner of 'De Nieuwe Slager', will start a new company specialised in meat substitutes for chefs and butchers. Pieter de Ruijter, commercial manager DEGENS (the butcher's branch of SOLINA-GR...

Effective against all micro-organisms

Effective against all micro-organisms

13 September 2021

The Nocotech disinfection system is successful worldwide. In dental practices, hospitals and even cinemas. And of course in the food industry; in the Netherlands it is mainly used in the fish and meat sector, but increas...

40 years of cleaning technology; LETS comes to you

40 years of cleaning technology; LETS comes to you

13 September 2021

LETS bv in Dronten, specialised in cleaning techniques for the food industry, is celebrating: this year the company exists 40 years. With a new management at the helm, the company continues to build on its solid and succ...

Entrepreneurs on the food sector after corona

Entrepreneurs on the food sector after corona

13 September 2021

The Netherlands is slowly opening up again. What has changed in the past year due to the pandemic?  What is still in store for us? Food entrepreneurs talk about the most striking changes in the market. What will rem...

Prodoor air doors better for climate and your wallet

Prodoor air doors better for climate and your wallet

13 September 2021

The installation of air doors in the premises of Hanos provides the company with many advantages. Not only do the various production and customer areas remain at the right temperature. The air separations also reduce ene...

Saskia Stender: Challenge yourself

Saskia Stender: Challenge yourself

13 September 2021

This year my holidays were different from usual. Instead of spending three weeks in a mobile home, I spent a week sailing in Croatia and hiking in Swedish Lapland. I discovered new forms of holiday experiences. Back to b...

Put yourself in the shopper's shoes

Put yourself in the shopper's shoes

13 September 2021

We all want our product on the retailer's shelf. But more importantly, how do you get from that shelf to the shopping cart? How do you stay relevant as a food producer for the retailer? It all starts with knowing the dee...

Online edition meat substitutes | September 2021

Online edition meat substitutes | September 2021

13 September 2021

We talk to three passionate 'new' protein suppliers: Seamore, Protifarm and Schouten Europe about the increasing consumption of meat, fish and dairy alternatives. The sales value in the Netherlands is a...

It's rush hour in protein land

It's rush hour in protein land

13 September 2021

It cannot have escaped anyone's attention: proteins are, without exaggeration, the centre of attention. No wonder: the world population is growing, in many places prosperity is increasing, which goes hand in hand with in...

RIDLV pleit voor gezondheid in drievoud

RIDLV pleit voor gezondheid in drievoud

13 September 2021

Landbouw heeft enorm bijgedragen aan de voedselzekerheid, de levensverwachting en de welvaart van de sterk gegroeide wereldbevolking. Maar ze berokkent in haar huidige vorm en omvang ook steeds meer schade aan de planeet...

CBL lanceert website ‘Wat zit er in jouw winkelmandje?’

CBL lanceert website ‘Wat zit er in jouw winkelmandje?’

13 September 2021

Sta je weleens stil bij de producten die je in je winkelmandje doet? Dat zouden we eens wat meer moeten doen. Want de producten die jij koopt, komen niet zomaar in de winkel. Daar komt heel wat bij kijken. Wist je bijvoo...

Roadmap Plant Proteins

Roadmap Plant Proteins

08 September 2021

 Today, we are facing an unprecedented challenge to produce and distribute adequate protein to feed over nine billion people by 2050, in an environmentally sustainable and affordable way. Protein calories consumed by peo...

Solve your meat puzzle in SPARC*

Solve your meat puzzle in SPARC*

07 September 2021

Sonac Functional Products is proud to announce the opening of its state-of-the-art facility SPARC* to help customers develop innovative new meat and savoury products. At the new Sonac Product and Application Research ...

SEnS; a sensible choice

SEnS; a sensible choice

07 September 2021

The earth climate system is under pressure. Raw materials, water and energy are becoming increasingly scarce commodities and environmental norms are becoming ever stricter. That’s why we need efficient, resource-saving a...

Plastic costs society a fortune

Plastic costs society a fortune

07 September 2021

The plastics crisis is assuming unprecedented proportions and the current approach to the problem is failing. This is the conclusion of the new report 'Plastics: The cost to society, environment and the economy' by the W...

Unprecedented rise in food industry selling prices

Unprecedented rise in food industry selling prices

06 September 2021

Output prices in the food industry rose by 8.7 percent in July this year compared to July last year. Such a high price increase in the food industry has not been measured since the start of the CBS publication series in ...

PLUS and COOP continue together

PLUS and COOP continue together

06 September 2021

On 6 September 2021, PLUS and COOP announced that they had reached an agreement to continue operating together. The proposed merger will create the 3rd largest service supermarket in the Netherlands, with a nationwide ne...

FAO: 'Food prices rise to record levels'

FAO: 'Food prices rise to record levels'

03 September 2021

The FAO food price index reached almost its highest level in 10 years in August 2021. World food commodity prices rebounded rapidly after two consecutive months of decline, led by strong increases in international price ...

AH minced meat from tray to bag: 500,000 kg less plastic

AH minced meat from tray to bag: 500,000 kg less plastic

03 September 2021

From now on, Albert Heijn's minced meat comes in a bag instead of a box. This saves more than 500,000 kilos of plastic on an annual basis - a 70% saving. For customers, the new packaging also has an advantage in the kitc...

Used, originally reconditioned machines at Empack

Used, originally reconditioned machines at Empack

31 August 2021

As a fresh produce producer you have the choice at MULTIVAC of state-of-the-art packaging or processing machines as well as used machines with original spare parts. Fast delivery for a smaller budget and still responsibl...

Havantec Hygiene Solutions

Havantec Hygiene Solutions

31 August 2021

Havantec Hygiene Solutions is your partner in the field of hygienic solutions for the food industry. The total supplier for personal hygiene solutions, (foam) cleaning systems, industrial washing machines, drainage techn...

Sustainability: 5 key pillars you need to respond to

Sustainability: 5 key pillars you need to respond to

30 August 2021

Developments in the food sector are rapid. Consumers are changing, which has consequences for production and distribution. At the same time, the chain must become more sustainable and innovation is not standing still. Cu...

Edible coatings for fruit to reduce wastage

Edible coatings for fruit to reduce wastage

30 August 2021

An enormous amount of food is thrown away every year. About a third of this amount is food that has gone off or was damaged during transport. A new coating technology from Liquidseal keeps fruit and vegetables fresh for ...

Preventing 11.5 million kilos of waste every week

Preventing 11.5 million kilos of waste every week

27 August 2021

Reducing food waste is one of the most important measures against climate change worldwide. Many people do not know this yet. Everyone can help and make a positive contribution. Every piece of bread or squeezed dairy pac...

Variety a must for snack happiness

Variety a must for snack happiness

26 August 2021

Taste is the single most important consideration for consumers of salty snacks. The pleasure of the eating experience drives many purchasing decisions, with global consumers seeking happiness from snacking, according to ...