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FNLI: Climate agreement not industry-wide

The FNLI is very concerned about the climate agreement that was presented on Friday 28 June. It is a political agreement but certainly not yet supported by industry. It lacks a connection with the practice of our industr..

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Nieuwe subsidiekans voedingsindustrie

Nieuwe subsidiekans voedingsindustrie

15 July 2019

De overheid kondigde begin juli 2019 een nieuwe subsidieregeling aan voor ‘Versnelde klimaatinvesteringen in de industrie’ (VKII). Vanaf 1 augustus komt er € 28 miljoen beschikbaar voor grootschalige investeringen in ene...

Group of Butchers neemt Schouten Vleeswaren over

Group of Butchers neemt Schouten Vleeswaren over

15 July 2019

Schouten Vleeswaren met haar twee productielocaties in Tegelen en Lottum is onderdeel geworden van Group of Butchers.  Met deze overname breidt Group of  Butchers, een van de leidende producenten in ambachtelij...

Bedrijven profiteren goed van de WSBO

Bedrijven profiteren goed van de WSBO

15 July 2019

25 jaar geleden heeft het ministerie van Economische Zaken ervoor gekozen om deze pioniers een handje te helpen met de WBSO (Wet Bevordering Speur- en Ontwikkelingswerk). Dat doen we nu nog steeds, en met succes. Dankzij...

Nieuwe versie van informatieblad 85

Nieuwe versie van informatieblad 85

15 July 2019

De NVWA heeft een nieuwe versie van het informatieblad 85 uitgebracht. In een extra versie met gemarkeerde wijzigingen is te zien welke wijzigingen zijn aangebracht ten opzichte van de vorige versie (van september 2017)....

DEI+ grant for circular economy

DEI+ grant for circular economy

11 July 2019

Within the subsidy scheme for Energy and Climate Innovation Demonstration (DEI+), a new theme opens up for pilot and demonstration projects aimed at circular economy. You can apply for this as of 1 August 2019. The Minis...

New EU network: agri-food

New EU network: agri-food

11 July 2019

From June 2019, agROBOfood, an EU project worth 16 million euros, will build the European ecosystem for the effective application of robotics techniques within the European agri-food sector. agROBOfood will accelerate th...

Sustainability: citizens don't want to do it all by themselves

Sustainability: citizens don't want to do it all by themselves

09 July 2019

The Dutch are prepared to invest effort and money in making the earth more sustainable, but a majority believes that the business community and the government should take the lead in making the Netherlands more sustainab...

28 million for climate investment

28 million for climate investment

09 July 2019

The emission of greenhouse gases in the Netherlands must be reduced in the short term. That is why the subsidy Accelerated climate investments in industry will open on 1 August. The scheme stimulates large-scale projects...

ALDI: Disney Figures and major food groups

ALDI: Disney Figures and major food groups

08 July 2019

ALDI announced on 4 July 2019 the next step in promoting healthy products among children. As of January 2020, there will be several major food group products in the store with a beautiful Disney princess (such as Cindere...

Nominees FNLI Award announced

Nominees FNLI Award announced

08 July 2019

The three nominees for the FNLI Award 2019 are known. Kees den Uijl (Euroma), Ad Jansen (Suiker Unie) and the Lipton team (Unilever) have been selected as potential winners of the FNLI Award and thus have a chance to win...

Mineral oils in food decreased

Mineral oils in food decreased

04 July 2019

The levels of mineral oils in food products have decreased in recent decades. This is shown by an evaluation of the available literature on mineral oils in food. The RIVM Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu car...

Mérieux NutriSciences acquires KTBA

Mérieux NutriSciences acquires KTBA

02 July 2019

Mérieux NutriSciences, a global player in food safety and quality, today announced the full acquisition of KTBA, a Dutch company offering premium quality assurance consultancy and training, label compliance, and software...

Less waste with smaller legumes

Less waste with smaller legumes

02 July 2019

Smaller households need smaller vegetables in order to waste less food. The demand for organic and unpackaged vegetables is also growing. This study by The Greenery, a fruit and vegetable distributor, and Rijk Zwaan, a v...

FutureGoods on the shelves at Lidl

FutureGoods on the shelves at Lidl

01 July 2019

Insects, granola with mealworm powder, seaweed wraps, vegan ice cream and rescue food. As of 27 June, Lidl, the supermarket chain, in collaboration with incubator StartLife, will organise the 'FutureGoods' theme week. Fo...

Stixfresh: longer shelf life for fruit

Stixfresh: longer shelf life for fruit

01 July 2019

StixFresh produces stickers that protect fruit against fungal infections. The natural components in the sticker create a protective layer around apples, pears, mangos and other citrus fruits. The American company sets up...

AH pleads for Nutri-score

AH pleads for Nutri-score

01 July 2019

Starting this summer, online customers will find the Nutri-Score logo on all Albert Heijn private label products in the ah.nl webshop. Albert Heijn no longer waits for the government to decide on a food choice logo, but ...

Demand for climate-neutral packaging increases

Demand for climate-neutral packaging increases

26 June 2019

Sustainability is more topical than ever. Supermarkets also have sustainability high on their agenda, consumers are asking more and more critical questions and the packaging material is under a magnifying glass. The Dutc...

Crop protection for fruit and vegetables decreased

Crop protection for fruit and vegetables decreased

24 June 2019

The number of fruit and vegetable products that contain more crop protection agents than legally permitted has continued to decline. In the period from 2003 to 2010 there was already a decrease. This decline continued be...

OSV op bezoek bij Danone Nutricia

OSV op bezoek bij Danone Nutricia

21 June 2019

Als je op de A73 rijdt kun je er niet omheen, daar zie je de nieuwste locatie van Danone Nutricia. Ik wilde daar graag eens binnen kijken en dat kon dankzij ons OSV-lid Leopold Hermans van Bedrijvenpark Laarakker. W...

Halving food waste 2030. How?

Halving food waste 2030. How?

21 June 2019

The government has set itself the target of reducing food waste by 50% by 2030. In order to achieve this goal, it is now up to the consumer, as the biggest waste, to make the move, says ABN AMRO on the basis of recent re...

2040: Meat makes way for alternatives

2040: Meat makes way for alternatives

18 June 2019

Meat alternatives have the potential to disrupt the global meat industry to the tune of many billions of dollars. However, the key questions are which of these new products can be most disruptive, what are the resulting ...