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Consequences of corona contamination in slaughterhouses

Slaughterhouses have been in the news before in combination with corona. Why meat processors are so vulnerable to the virus is not yet clear, but the low temperature and high humidity may play a role. The Dutch Food and ..

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GlobalData: Global meat industry to decline by 5.3%

GlobalData: Global meat industry to decline by 5.3%

27 May 2020

The activity of meat manufacturers across North America continues to generate a lot of noise, with some processing plants from major companies such as Tyson and JBS resuming operations. Continued turbulence among meat pa...

Climate gets more attention due to corona

Climate gets more attention due to corona

27 May 2020

The Dutch want to preserve the cleaner air that has been created by shutting down large parts of the economy. A representative sample of ABN AMRO and Ipsos shows that more than 71% of those surveyed want to retain the po...

Parliament: No Brexit agreement without fisheries

Parliament: No Brexit agreement without fisheries

26 May 2020

On 26 May 2020 in Brussels, the Parliamentary Committee on Fisheries adopted its final position on the European Union's future relations with the United Kingdom. CDA MEP and fisheries spokesperson Annie Schreijer-Pierik ...

No low hanging fruit within agricultural and food policy

No low hanging fruit within agricultural and food policy

26 May 2020

Based on the political and social debate, the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) has inventoried and analysed a broad spectrum of possible policy measures for effectiveness, feasibility and legal legitimac...

MULTIVAC: All your packaging matters in one hand

MULTIVAC: All your packaging matters in one hand

25 May 2020

If you are a processor of fresh food, such as meat, fish, meat substitutes, ready meals, sliced AGF, soft fruit, cheese, sauces, spices, delicacies, we will help you with the right choice of packaging materials. All MULT...

HAK: more sustainable farming with compensation for the farmer

HAK: more sustainable farming with compensation for the farmer

20 May 2020

Despite all the commotion from the LTO about the sustainability label On the way to PlanetProof last week, vegetable manufacturer HAK persists in getting all its freshly processed vegetables and legumes from Dutch soil O...

Entrepreneurs trust lowest ever measured

Entrepreneurs trust lowest ever measured

19 May 2020

Because of the corona crisis and the accompanying measures, entrepreneurs have not been so pessimistic since the start of the measurement. Entrepreneur confidence stood at -37.2 compared to 6.4 in the previous quarter. T...

Last chance accelerated climate subsidies for industry

Last chance accelerated climate subsidies for industry

15 May 2020

Until 30 June 2020, the Accelerated Climate Investment Industry scheme still offers great opportunities for investments in energy efficiency, recycling and reuse of waste, local infrastructure and other CO2-reducing meas...

Hand in hand

Hand in hand

15 May 2020

King's Day 2020. No strange junk on markets and no ridiculous sales pitch about how functional those broken things are. No live music. No overcrowded terraces. No bratwurst or hamburgers from a shady stand on the square....

Jacob Schilstra:  "Dare to be critical"

Jacob Schilstra: "Dare to be critical"

15 May 2020

If you want to know more about the state of food safety in the Netherlands and the world, you can't escape a conversation with Jacob Schilstra, director at Riskplaza and director of Business Development at KTBA.  ...

Demand for high-care washing is growing

Demand for high-care washing is growing

15 May 2020

The laundry industry is a circular process 'avant la lettre', says Michel Heerkens, director of Lavans in Helmond, which has existed since 1928. "Ancient and ultramodern. I foresee that our high-care food department will...

Nocotech disinfects thoroughly

Nocotech disinfects thoroughly

15 May 2020

Nocotech, introduced to the Dutch food market four years ago by Simpel Desinfecteren, disinfects thoroughly. The dry vapour is biodegradable and the system is safe for humans and the environment. Medical sector priori...

From the outside and from the inside

From the outside and from the inside

15 May 2020

External food safety During this corona crisis, it becomes crystal clear that we are running considerable risks, also with regard to food safety. It is known that direct contact with insects and (infected) animals thr...

What 1.5 meters?

What 1.5 meters?

15 May 2020

The simplest measure to protect you against the COVID 19 virus appears to be the most effective. The evidence that hand-washing prevents disease transmission is overwhelming and the costs are low. My mother, 83 years old...

Corona and the crucial sector

Corona and the crucial sector

15 May 2020

"Stay home," Rutte said on March 16th. Since then, many Dutch people have been doing their best. They work from home, have meetings with teams, log on to company networks and communicate via apps. Not every work is suita...

Safe disinfection

Safe disinfection

15 May 2020

Now that the COVID-19 virus is circulating, there is a great demand for disinfectants. There is a shortage on the market, so all registers are being pulled open in the search for reliable products. It is important for yo...

Less packaging, longer shelf life

Less packaging, longer shelf life

15 May 2020

"For us, food safe packaging means that we help to control the packaging process flawlessly," says Wesley Pieterse of Repak Superior Packaging Solutions in Emmen. "Thanks to new, high-quality techniques, we always succee...

We miss you guys

We miss you guys

15 May 2020

It's been two months already since the start of the lockdown. Two months in which personal contact is minimal. If you read my columns regularly, you know that personal contact is my number one priority. I am always looki...

The petition eerlijkevleesprijs.nl is online

The petition eerlijkevleesprijs.nl is online

15 May 2020

The new website eerlijkevleesprijs.nl has recently gone live. This website links Dutch people directly to the petition of the True Animal Protein Price (TAPP) Coalition. In the past year, the TAPP Coalition has succes...

The pitfalls of seduction (2)

The pitfalls of seduction (2)

15 May 2020

Marketing is seduction and that involves a certain exaggeration. But exaggeration is not without risks: seduction can turn into deception. And that is forbidden.   Consumer organisations have been calling for att...

Registration Foodvalley Champions 2020 opened

Registration Foodvalley Champions 2020 opened

15 May 2020

Fame at home and abroad, recognition by an independent jury and an extensive prize package. After twelve years of presenting the Foodvalley Award, one of the most prestigious agrifood innovation awards in the Netherlands...