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New offensive against packaging waste

State Secretary Van Veldhoven of Infrastructure and Water Management, together with producers, is launching a new offensive against packaging waste. She wrote this to the House of Representatives on Thursday 2 July. The ..

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Less food waste during corona crisis

Less food waste during corona crisis

03 July 2020

A quarter of the households in the Netherlands said they wasted less food during the COVID-19 crisis than before. An online survey of 1,500 consumers, conducted by Wageningen Food & Biobased Research and the Dutch Nu...

Ambition increase Sustainable Fruit & Vegetables Barometer

Ambition increase Sustainable Fruit & Vegetables Barometer

03 July 2020

With the independent quality mark 'Barometer Sustainable Fruit & Vegetables', wholesalers can demonstrate that they are doing business in a more sustainable way. Criteria are sustainable business operations and the p...

Marjolein Brasz: new Managing Director Foodvalley NL

Marjolein Brasz: new Managing Director Foodvalley NL

03 July 2020

The Netherlands is incredibly well positioned to play an important role in the global transition to a sustainable food system. We have ample experience and knowledge, and an excellent reputation. As we are used to collab...

TU/e and Marel work together in new AI lab

TU/e and Marel work together in new AI lab

02 July 2020

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has set up a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab together with four industrial partners, including Marel. The aim of this lab is to improve decision-making in production and mai...

Smart Food Alliance: Ten-point plan food system

Smart Food Alliance: Ten-point plan food system

02 July 2020

Sustainable and healthy food at a fair price is within reach, this is what the Smart Food Alliance states in their 10-point plan. Smart Food Alliance: "Our members are committed to making our food system future-proof. Th...

Growth food sector limits shrink logistics sector

Growth food sector limits shrink logistics sector

02 July 2020

In the first half of 2020, approximately one million m² of logistics real estate was leased or pre-let. This is a decrease of 17% compared to the same period in 2019. This decline is limited, mainly due to strong growth ...

Fiscal incentives for a healthier food system

Fiscal incentives for a healthier food system

01 July 2020

Firm price incentives are necessary to make the population more vital and resilient, according to the Transition Coalition Food. The coalition wants healthy food to become cheaper while highly processed and industrially ...

Main Industry moves to spring 2021

Main Industry moves to spring 2021

30 June 2020

Due to the coronavirus, a lot has changed in recent months. For example, all events at the beginning of March were cancelled and suspended at least until 1 September due to government measures. In the meantime, quite a f...

Aan de Stegge: new building Royal Smilde Bakery Edam

Aan de Stegge: new building Royal Smilde Bakery Edam

29 June 2020

Aan de Stegge Twello reached agreement with Royal Smilde Bakery for the turnkey realisation of a new head office with production hall on the Hamerstraat in Edam. Construction will start in week 40. Need for new constr...

NIZO: Investigation of astringency in plant-based foods

NIZO: Investigation of astringency in plant-based foods

29 June 2020

Astringency is an well-known aspect (some may call it a defect) of the taste of red wine, green tea and many types of fruit (e.g. grapes, bananas, persimmon). This ‘classical’ type of astringency has been shown by resear...

Easyfairs very excited about reopening fairs

Easyfairs very excited about reopening fairs

26 June 2020

Trade fair organiser Easyfairs Netherlands reacts very pleased to the news that trade fairs can continue from 1 July. The Dutch government announced this at the press conference on 25 June 2020. In this press conference ...

Dutch food system in 2050: healthy and circular

Dutch food system in 2050: healthy and circular

25 June 2020

Under the leadership of Imke de Boer (Professor of Animal Production Systems) and Evelien de Olde (researcher Animal Production Systems) of Wageningen University & Research, a team of farmers, representatives of natu...

HAK: Vegetable and local becomes the 'Green Normal'

HAK: Vegetable and local becomes the 'Green Normal'

22 June 2020

The Netherlands would benefit if it were to switch more quickly to sustainable, local cultivation methods, shorter supply chains, and a more vegetarian diet in which vegetables and legumes from the season play the main r...

Ongoing growth in more sustainable food

Ongoing growth in more sustainable food

22 June 2020

Total turnover in food in Dutch supermarkets grew by 4.2% in 2019. Turnover in food products with independent quality marks grew much more strongly, by 26%. This is shown by figures from the Retail Quality Mark Monitor o...

25% market share for local food

25% market share for local food

22 June 2020

"It is possible to achieve a 25% market share of local food within five years," says Drees Peter van den Bosch, chairman of the Taskforce Korte Keten on the basis of the report 'More food from the short chain'. Currently...

Slaughtering at night when it's hot isn't allowed yet

Slaughtering at night when it's hot isn't allowed yet

19 June 2020

Pig slaughterhouses should be able to start slaughtering earlier in the night in warm weather, otherwise the temperature will rise too high. This is what various organisations, companies and stakeholders say to the NOS. ...

Thermo King launches Advancer

Thermo King launches Advancer

19 June 2020

Thermo King® announced the Advancer, a groundbreaking new version of the trailer cooling unit, on 18 June 2020. With fully variable airflow, unrivalled fuel efficiency and significantly lower cost of ownership, the Advan...

K+G Wetter introduces new mixed wolf

K+G Wetter introduces new mixed wolf

19 June 2020

The new K + G Wetter mixing wolf enables "dead space-free" mixing and a homogeneous mixing result. The machines from K + G Wetter are convincing because of their application-oriented and technically advanced solutions...

Corona-proof construction and production

Corona-proof construction and production

18 June 2020

How are architects of industrial buildings and distribution centres preparing for the '1.5 meters era'? "There's only one real solution against corona and that's a factory without people. A robot doesn't get corona. This...

HelloFresh: The Dutch don't eat enough vegetables

HelloFresh: The Dutch don't eat enough vegetables

18 June 2020

Three out of four Dutch people eat over 90 grams too few vegetables a day. This is shown in a recent survey of 1000 respondents from HelloFresh. 21.8 percent of the respondents indicated that they 'do not need any more v...

Roem van Yerseke and Prins & Dingemanse merge

Roem van Yerseke and Prins & Dingemanse merge

18 June 2020

Roem van Yerseke and the Royal Prince & Dingemanse will merge. The family businesses both specialise in the cultivation, processing and packaging of fresh mussels, oysters and shrimps and continue under the name Roem...

Consequences of corona contamination in slaughterhouses

Consequences of corona contamination in slaughterhouses

18 June 2020

Daily news about corona infections in the food industry, not only in meat processors, but also in the fruit sector has been affected. Stay informed via our timeline.  18 Juni 2020 Largest slaughterhouse of Tönnies ...

ESPERA Digital Days

ESPERA Digital Days

17 June 2020

Due to the great success of Espera's Interpack Online Webinars, the company is organizing an online event for the 2nd time this year: "ESPERA Digital Days". Flexible, informative, digital, free of charge and completely o...

Ísey Skyr is taking on Nutri-Score

Ísey Skyr is taking on Nutri-Score

17 June 2020

In July Ísey Skyr will start placing the Nutri-Score on their products. This makes the company one of the first brands in the Netherlands to use the Nutri-Score. All products from Ísey Skyr are rated A.  "By bein...

Tavola to 21-23 March 2021

Tavola to 21-23 March 2021

16 June 2020

Considering the international character of Tavola, the clear demand of the exhibitors, the long preparation time and many of today's uncertain factors, it was decided to move Tavola to 21-22-23 March 2021, and so proceed...

Foodwatch launches manifest against the sale of science

Foodwatch launches manifest against the sale of science

16 June 2020

Foodwatch launches a manifesto against the sale of science as the start of a large-scale campaign. This is in response to the increasing public-private partnership and the risks this entails. Foodwatch has formulated con...

EU consumers want to eat more sustainably

EU consumers want to eat more sustainably

15 June 2020

How much attention do you pay to the impact of your food choices on the environment? Are you willing to cut down on red meat? Is the government doing enough to promote sustainable food? Those are some of the questions se...

Glass sphere

Glass sphere

15 June 2020

The corona-lockdowns are slowly being lifted. Carefully we step back into the big wide world. A world marked by new boundaries. How do they progress? We don't know. To me the spring with the world locked up was silent...

Miranda Groot Zwaaftink: 'Conversion to natural refrigerants'

Miranda Groot Zwaaftink: 'Conversion to natural refrigerants'

15 June 2020

Where food is processed, a cooling installation is in use. Thanks to new techniques, the possibilities now extend far beyond just cooling and freezing. The transition to natural refrigerants is also contributing to the a...

Use (and necessity) of a consultant

Use (and necessity) of a consultant

15 June 2020

Refrigeration and/or freezing installations are an integral part of current food production: they are essential for improving shelf life and food safety. The necessary cooling costs a lot of energy, so money. Moreover, t...