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‘True innovation is a collaborative effort’

The innovation climate in the Netherlands is under pressure. This is the main conclusion of the Dutch Innovation Monitor 2023 and the headline of a recent urgent appeal sent to the House of Representatives by FME, with s..

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Ladessa continues under The Spreadmaker’s wings

Ladessa continues under The Spreadmak­er’s wings

16 April 2024

Following financial difficul­ties and market challenges, Ladessa, renowned for its filet américain and spreads, is set to embark on a new chapter under the aegis of The Spreadmaker. Continuity assured The restart wa...

Sopraco's innovative ERP transformation

Sopraco's innovative ERP transfor­ma­tion

16 April 2024

The Sopraco Group, a leading company in the European meat industry, has taken a signifi­cant step in transforming its business operations through the implemen­ta­tion of an advanced ERP system, developed by CSB-System. This...

Eiwitboeren and HAK form partnership

Eiwitboeren and HAK form partner­ship

15 April 2024

Aiming for a sustain­able future for Dutch plant-based proteins, the producer organiza­tion Eiwitboeren van Nederland (Protein Farmers of the Netherlands) and HAK, known for their vegetables and legumes, have aligned in a ...

New breakthrough in the taste of plant-based products

New breakthrough in the taste of plant-based products

15 April 2024

After more than two years of collabo­ra­tion, research institu­tions and companies within the food industry under the banner of the Flavor and Texture Consortium have achieved promising results. These outcomes could signifi...

Successful edition of Empack 2024

Successful edition of Empack 2024

15 April 2024

Empack 2024 in Gorinchem once again marked a highlight in the packaging industry. From April 9 to 11, the Evenementenhal Gorinchem was the venue for a major packaging event, organized by Easyfairs. According to the organ...

Bionext and AH nudge customers towards organic

Bionext and AH nudge customers towards organic

12 April 2024

Bionext has launched a new campaign in 90 Albert Heijn stores to promote organic products. Over a twelve-week period, customers are encouraged through shelf tags to opt for organic choices. This nudging technique, part o...

Global vegetable sector: dynamics and challenges

Global vegetable sector: dynamics and challenges

12 April 2024

The global vegetable sector has faced signifi­cant challenges in recent years. Issues such as the coronavirus pandemic, extreme weather, and logistical problems have impacted vegetable consump­tion, production, and trade w...

'Technology feeds the future of food industry'

'Technology feeds the future of food industry'

11 April 2024

Digital develop­ments are rapid and bring efficiency. But what technolog­ical innovations do food companies need to confidently face the future? How do they know which solution fits their company best and can also ensure p...

Importance of knowledge in European food strategy

Importance of knowledge in European food strategy

11 April 2024

The future of the European food strategy was the main topic during a lively discussion at the COV annual meeting in Nieuwegein. Five European Parliament candidates shared their visions and strategies to address the chall...

Pressure on raw materials dampens food industry

Pressure on raw materials dampens food industry

11 April 2024

The Dutch food industry continues to face persistent challenges. Production volume has now been lower than the previous year for ten consecu­tive months, a trend that is expected to continue, according to ING. Recent f...

Protein transition: The Dutch expect action from food producers

Protein transition: The Dutch expect action from food producers

09 April 2024

A majority (65.7%) of Dutch people support the protein transition to a more plant-based diet, as shown in a report by ProVeg in collabo­ra­tion with Kieskompas. This raises a critical question: how will the food industry r...

Dutch food industry vulnerable to climate change

Dutch food industry vulnerable to climate change

09 April 2024

The Dutch food industry, with an annual procure­ment exceeding thirty billion euros in agricul­tural raw materials, faces consider­able challenges due to global climate change. This global purchasing exposes companies in th...

Marel and JBT sign transaction agreement

Marel and JBT sign transac­tion agreement

09 April 2024

On April 5, 2024, Marel announced a transac­tion agreement with John Bean Technolo­gies Corpora­tion, or JBT. This agreement, approved by the boards of both companies, signifies a strategic merger within the sector. This...

Meat prices rise with 3.3% in Europe

Meat prices rise with 3.3% in Europe

09 April 2024

A recent analysis has shown a signifi­cant increase in meat prices across the EU as of February 2024. Compared to February 2023, there has been a 3.3% rise. This increase has affected various types of meat, with pork expe...

Gastronology starts industrial production of 3D food products

Gastronology starts industrial production of 3D food products

08 April 2024

Gastronology 3D Food Works, based in Bergen op Zoom, has commenced the industrial production of 3D food products. As one of the pioneering companies globally in this field, it is introducing its innovative products under...

New import charges UK affect fresh produce sector

New import charges UK affect fresh produce sector

08 April 2024

In a recent declara­tion, Nigel Jenney, the Chief Executive of the Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC), has raised signifi­cant concerns about the UK government's new Common User Charges (CUCs). Labelled as a ‘thinly veiled tax...

NVWA considers closure of slaughterhouse in Brabant

NVWA considers closure of slaughterhouse in Brabant

08 April 2024

The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has taken signifi­cant action against a small abattoir in Brabant due to ongoing concerns regarding animal welfare and hygiene. The NVWA is considering wit...

Online edition April 2024 | Innovation

Online edition April 2024 | Innovation

08 April 2024

The climate for innovation in the Netherlands is facing challenges. This is the primary conclusion of the Dutch Innovation Monitor 2023 and headlines a recent urgent letter sent by FME – supported by ot...

Column Judith Witte: Keeping up appearances

Column Judith Witte: Keeping up appearances

08 April 2024

Innovation is something - a product, process, service, or mindset - that is both innovative and groundbreaking, pushing boundaries. This journey isn’t always smooth sailing. Not every brilliant idea becomes an innovat...

Arnold Burger: ‘The market is ready for hybrid products’

Arnold Burger: ‘The market is ready for hybrid products’

08 April 2024

Enkco, a subsidiary of Van Loon Group, in collabo­ra­tion with Olijck Foods, will supply products that are partly made of meat and partly of plant-based ingredi­ents, with seaweed playing a major role. Arnold Burger, Commer...

Belca horizontal packaging machines

Belca horizontal packaging machines

08 April 2024

Sismatec is the responsible distrib­utor of Belca Flowpackers in the Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzer­land, and Poland. Belca, with its headquar­ters in Spain, designs, manufac­tures, and supplies flowpack packaging lines ...

Innovation in chocolate decoration at Mona Lisa Studio

Innovation in chocolate decoration at Mona Lisa Studio

08 April 2024

At the Belgian company Mona Lisa Studio, a subsidiary of Barry Callebaut, a wide variety of chocolate decorations are sent out daily. While the company provides custom-made products, there was an internal need for standa...

Column Pieter Vos: A fresh perspective

Column Pieter Vos: A fresh perspec­tive

08 April 2024

New ideas often spring from the deepest recesses of the human mind. One way to access there is through rigorous digging. By delving and experimenting, using solid knowledge and science as tools, you can achieve innovatio...

The Nutri-Score calculator by delaware

The Nutri-Score calculator by delaware

08 April 2024

The Nutri-Score has been officially approved for use on packaging by the Dutch government as of January 1, 2024. Although displaying the score is not mandatory everywhere, the label does provide a point of reference for ...

Practical guide: Listeria protocol

Practical guide: Listeria protocol

08 April 2024

Many companies in the food industry have success­fully addressed their Listeria issue with assistance from SimpelDesin­fecteren. This company has been success­fully supplying the Nocotech disinfec­tion system to the food ind...

To renovate is to innovate: Henri van de Bilt renews

To renovate is to innovate: Henri van de Bilt renews

08 April 2024

The desire was to profession­alize the work environ­ment. The result is a renovated production location, now antibac­te­rial and hygienic. A smart renovation approach has turned dreams into reality for the meat processing co...

Nutrilab has a passion for food safety

Nutrilab has a passion for food safety

08 April 2024

Nutrilab acts as a loyal partner in guaranteeing and monitoring food safety. Our customers must be able to rely on us at all times. Even in these turbulent times. We therefore continue to offer all facilities you are acc...

Column Ceel Elemans: Embracing responsibility

Column Ceel Elemans: Embracing responsi­bility

08 April 2024

After years of work by the European Commission, the Corporate Sustain­ability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) is almost a reality. Recently, the EU member states, following initial resistance, reached an agreement. The di...

Food Tech Event 2024: Innovation in food technology

Food Tech Event 2024: Innovation in food technology

08 April 2024

The Food Tech Event is the trade fair for managers and professionals in the food industry: discover the latest innovations and technolog­ical develop­ments. The fair's slogan: Technology nourishes the future of the food in...

Food Tech Event 2024 with 21 OSV Members

Food Tech Event 2024 with 21 OSV Members

08 April 2024

You might have noticed: at the Food Tech Event in the Brabanthallen, ’s-Hertogen­bosch, we are present alongside 21 OSV members, occupying a quarter of the exhibition floor. We are quite pleased with this accomplish­ment. ...

Measuring pH in food: theory and pitfalls

Measuring pH in food: theory and pitfalls

08 April 2024

The pH value is one of the units of measure­ment used to characterize a food product. Usually, this value is considered simple to measure and is added to the list of analyses to be performed. However, don't be misled: thi...

Column Saskia Stender: Dare, do, persevere

Column Saskia Stender: Dare, do, persevere

08 April 2024

In the world of the food industry, innovation is often viewed as the golden ticket to success. However, and this is a big however, there are signifi­cant hurdles along the way. What's holding people back from stepping up ...

Online edition Food Tech Event 2024

Online edition Food Tech Event 2024

08 April 2024

The need for continuous availability of food and greater convenience requires faster, more efficient and sustain­able processes with minimal waste. Innovation of technology and continuous develop­ment in ...

BrilloPAK and Bakker Machinebouw join forces

BrilloPAK and Bakker Machinebouw join forces

08 April 2024

BrilloPAK, a British manufac­turer of flexible automated packaging and palletizing systems, has appointed Bakker Machinebouw as its official dealer for the Netherlands and German-speaking markets at the beginning of 2024....

Stäubli: Boost productivity with food grade robots

Stäubli: Boost productivity with food grade robots

08 April 2024

Stäubli Robotics warmly invites you to our booth in 's Hertogen­bosch. Along with our partner Qing Forward Engineering, we'll demonstrate our innovative automation solutions for the food industry. Discover how food produc...

Baaijens: Innovations for food processing

Baaijens: Innovations for food processing

08 April 2024

Baaijens Industrial Equipment B.V. is renowned in the food industry for its special­iza­tion in processing. "With over 40 years of experience in the food industry, we develop customer-specific & innovative solutions...

Vision Partners: cutting-edge NIR inspection technology

Vision Partners: cutting-edge NIR inspection technology

08 April 2024

"Vision Partners is setting a new standard with an inspection machine that utilizes NIR hyperspec­tral technology, specifi­cally designed for the industrial food sector. This groundbreaking technology enables continuous in...

Decide4Action: revolutionize production monitoring

Decide4Ac­tion: revolutionize production monitoring

08 April 2024

Decide4Ac­tion's production monitoring solution marks a turning point in production efficiency for the food industry. With a proven track record at leading companies such as Cosun, VEZET, Refresco, Cloetta, JDE Coffee, an...

Spako: Efficiency is key

Spako: Efficiency is key

08 April 2024

Spako Food Machinery provides high-quality machines and complete production systems for the food industry. “Our range includes both standard machines and custom solutions, developed in close collabo­ra­tion with our client...

HAPbv: specialist in hygienic commercial spaces

HAPbv: specialist in hygienic commercial spaces

08 April 2024

HAPbv special­izes in finishing walls, ceilings, frames, doors, floors, and skirting boards, focusing primarily on spaces where strict hygiene standards are required (such as HACCP). Whether it's for renovation, new const...

DRT: Revolutionary one-day floor renovation

DRT: Revolutionary one-day floor renovation

08 April 2024

DRT Industrial Flooring introduces a revolutionary one-day floor renovation system tailored for the food sector. This system promises minimal downtime while maintaining the highest quality, without compromising on chemic...

Solarus: Solar panels with 89% efficiency

Solarus: Solar panels with 89% efficiency

08 April 2024

Solarus Smart Energy Solutions introduces its revolutionary solar panels, optimized for the food industry. "This technology produces up to 4 times more energy than traditional panels, resulting in lower energy costs and ...

FenS: Sustainable maintenance: Fewer products, great performance

FenS: Sustain­able maintenance: Fewer products, great performance

08 April 2024

Visit FenS at booth 11 for an innovative reduction in products through Berusynth H1's fully synthetic oils. Benefit from reduced error potential, lower maintenance costs, and neutral odor and taste. These oils are interm...

QING: The power of AI in food processing

QING: The power of AI in food processing

08 April 2024

QING and STÄUBLI Robotics are eager to collabo­rate with you on complex challenges involving robotics, automation, and Hygienic Design. This year, QING will also be featured at the AI in Food demo square, showcasing the r...

Ruys Group: Innovative flooring solutions

Ruys Group: Innovative flooring solutions

08 April 2024

The Ruys Group will also be ready to assist you at the Food Tech Event. “Visit our booth: Hall 3, booth 117, and let yourself be inspired by our innovative flooring solutions for the food industry. From seamless floors t...