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Nutri-Score wordt in de eerste helft van 2022 ingevoerd

Nutri-Score wordt in de eerste helft van 2022 ingevoerd

19 January 2022

Nederlandse voedselproducenten mogen naar verwachting in de eerste helft van 2022 Nutri-Score als logo gebruiken. Het logo is dan ook geschikt voor online gebruik. Bijvoorbeeld in webwinkels die voedingsmiddelen aanbiede...

Vraagtekens bij effecten nultarief groente en fruit

Vraagtekens bij effecten nultarief groente en fruit

19 January 2022

In de theorie klopt het. Verlaag de prijs van groente en fruit en consumenten gaan meer van deze producten kopen en meer consumeren. Dat is hard nodig, want de gemiddelde Nederlander haalt de doelstelling van 250 gram gr...

WHO warns: plant-based often unhealthy

WHO warns: plant-based often unhealthy

18 January 2022

Whether for health reasons or concerns about the environment, eating less or no meat is becoming more popular around the globe. But as a new WHO/Europe factsheet points out, some plant-based meat and dairy substitutes ma...

Franse tuinders kiezen voor innovatief FreshSAFE

Franse tuinders kiezen voor innovatief FreshSAFE

18 January 2022

Bretoense tuinders zochten voor hun witte bonen: “Cocos de Paimpol” een betrouwbaar verpakkingsconcept. Het is een halfdroog product, dat na de oogst extreem snel verandert, maar wel lekker vers, smakelijk en lang houdba...

Top sectors work on Roadmap Food, Health and Living Environment

Top sectors work on Roadmap Food, Health and Living Environment

18 January 2022

In order to strengthen the health and vitality of the Dutch population, a lot of work needs to be done on strengthening and accelerating prevention. But the question is: how do you bring together the fields of 'food' and...

Tradefairs in food

Tradefairs in food

17 January 2022

The pandemic is causing a huge shift in the dates of all trade fairs.  In order not to lose the overview, we as publisher have created a work schedule with the latest trade fair dates. As a service we publish ...

World's largest food inventory in development

World's largest food inventory in development

17 January 2022

What do people commonly eat in different countries worldwide? Anna Herforth, Visiting Senior Researcher at Wageningen University & Research works together with different partners on answering these questions. The Global ...

Confectionery industry to monitor food wastage

Confectionery industry to monitor food wastage

17 January 2022

Together with the foundation Together against food waste, Wageningen University, the Ministry of Agriculture, VBZ and a number of members, a pilot project is being conducted to develop a tool to monitor food wastage that...

FNLI wants clear introduction date for Nutri-Score

FNLI wants clear introduction date for Nutri-Score

17 January 2022

In 2019, Nutri-Score was selected by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport as the best available food choice logo. All parties involved agreed at the time that Nutri-Score would be introduced in the Netherlands in mi...

Fruit and vegetable consumption up by 3% in 2021

Fruit and vegetable consumption up by 3% in 2021

13 January 2022

In the second corona year, the Dutch consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables rose by 3 percent, according to the analysis of GroentenFruit Huis for 2021. Healthy eating with fruit and vegetables continues to attract in...

HAK aims to achieve B Corp certification in 2022

HAK aims to achieve B Corp certification in 2022

12 January 2022

In line with its previously stated sustainability mission, vegetable manufacturer HAK aims to become an officially certified B Corporation, or B Corp for short, by 2022. The independent B Corp certification is an initiat...

New import criteria for fruit and vegetables as of April 2022

New import criteria for fruit and vegetables as of April 2022

12 January 2022

On 11 April 2022, additional or amended requirements will apply for the import of some fruit and vegetables from one or more countries. This applies to Annona, Carica papaya, Psidium gujava, Capsicum, Solanum and Momordi...

Global Flexibles acquired by Dimensio

Global Flexibles acquired by Dimensio

11 January 2022

On 3 January 2022, Global Flexibles Europe B.V. (GFE) became part of the Dimensio group. Bert Verheij - former owner of GFE - commented on the acquisition: "After more than 21 years of hard work building up our beauti...

Ecological coating for fruit and vegetables

Ecological coating for fruit and vegetables

11 January 2022

Empa and Lidl Switzerland have jointly developed a cellulose protective coating for fruit and vegetables. The novel coating is made from so-called pomace – squeezed fruit and vegetable peels. The innovative project can r...

33% of Europeans do not eat fruit or vegetables on a daily basis

33% of Europeans do not eat fruit or vegetables on a daily basis

11 January 2022

In 2019, 1 in 3 people (33%) in the EU reported not consuming any fruit or vegetables daily and only 12% of the population consumed the recommended 5 portions or more daily. On average, over half of the EU population (55...

A plant-based diet can provide twice the CO₂ gain

A plant-based diet can provide twice the CO₂ gain

11 January 2022

We can remove almost 100 billion tonnes of CO₂ from the atmosphere before the century is out. That is, if high-income countries switch to a plant-based diet. Returning farmland to its original state for cattle breeding d...

Food Boost Challenge: healthy eating for and by young people

Food Boost Challenge: healthy eating for and by young people

11 January 2022

Dutch youth eat too little fruit and vegetables. This is worrisome, because their unhealthy diet increases the risk of overweight and obesity. It also increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, some forms of cancer an...

Output prices industry up by nearly 21 percent

Output prices industry up by nearly 21 percent

11 January 2022

The average growth rate of output prices in the total industry was 20.9 percent in November. Output prices in the petroleum industry rose by no less than 92.7 percent and in both the chemical and the basic metal industri...

Consumers are prepared to pay more for organic products

Consumers are prepared to pay more for organic products

10 January 2022

Consumers are more willing to pay a premium for organic products after an explanation of what organic means, according to research by Future of Food Institute, commissioned by Bionext. The positive attitude towards organ...

Espera organises a live round table discussion on 19 January

Espera organises a live round table discussion on 19 January

10 January 2022

Espera continues to be innovative in its online activities. This time, the company has rented a TV studio on 19 January 2022 and invited four leading speakers active in the food industry to hold a live discussion. The...

FAO: 'Food price index increased by 28.1% in 2021'

FAO: 'Food price index increased by 28.1% in 2021'

07 January 2022

The FAO food price index averaged 125.7 points in 2021, an increase of no less than 28.1% compared to 2020, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Only in 2011 was the index higher at 13...

FoodDrinkEurope appoints new Director General

FoodDrinkEurope appoints new Director General

05 January 2022

FoodDrinkEurope is pleased to announce the appointment of Dirk Jacobs as its new Director General, effective from 1 January 2022. He takes over from Mella Frewen, who stepped down after almost 15 years in the role. Mr Ja...

National Week Without Meat adds '& Dairy' in 2022

National Week Without Meat adds '& Dairy' in 2022

04 January 2022

From 7-13 March 2022, the fifth edition of the National Week Without Meat will take place in the Netherlands. New in 2022 is the addition of '& Dairy'. During the National Week Without Meat & Dairy 2022, particip...

UK: tougher border controls on goods from EU

UK: tougher border controls on goods from EU

04 January 2022

On 1 January 2022, the UK will tighten customs requirements as part of the Brexit. This means that a UK import declaration must be completed for all products shipped from the EU. The import of animal and plant products m...

Jumbo and Gorillas announce strategic partnership

Jumbo and Gorillas announce strategic partnership

04 January 2022

Jumbo Supermarkets and instant on-demand delivery company Gorillas have agreed on a strategic partnership in the Netherlands and Flanders. The partnership focuses on the fast growing market for the instant delivery of gr...

Food exports to China more difficult due to new rules

Food exports to China more difficult due to new rules

04 January 2022

Exports of chocolate, wine, coffee and other goods to China have become more difficult from 1 January 2022. New restrictions are in place for foreign companies wishing to export food and beverages to China. In 2020, C...

Albert Heijn launches next step of Nutri-Score implementation

Albert Heijn launches next step of Nutri-Score implementation

04 January 2022

Albert Heijn starts with the next step of the gradual introduction of the independent food choice logo Nutri-Score. From 3 January 2022, the Nutri-Score of 6,000 own-brand products will be visible on electronic price tag...

Haarsma Foodimpuls acquires Verscentrum Ede

Haarsma Foodimpuls acquires Verscentrum Ede

03 January 2022

Haarsma Foodimpuls from Heerenveen has acquired Verscentrum Ede with effect from 28 December 2021. With this acquisition, Haarsma Foodimpuls is building on the future and strengthening its position as a partner in fresh ...

Compaxo may not increase hourly slaughtering rate

Compaxo may not increase hourly slaughtering rate

03 January 2022

Compaxo may not increase the number of slaughters in its pig slaughterhouse in Zevenaar from 650 to 675 per hour. This was decided by the court in The Hague on Wednesday 22 December in summary proceedings instituted by t...

Henk Staghouwer new Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

Henk Staghouwer new Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

03 January 2022

Henk Staghouwer will be the new Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. Like his predecessor, Carola Schouten, he is a member of the Christian Union. Staghouwer is currently a member of the Provincial Executive...

Home consumption of meat in Belgium rises again

Home consumption of meat in Belgium rises again

03 January 2022

Corona still has an enormous impact on home purchases in Belgium: for the second time in a row, spending on fresh food was higher than before the corona crisis, according to figures from Vlam. This can be seen in meat an...

 A-ware and Fonterra want to expand location Heereveen

A-ware and Fonterra want to expand location Heereveen

03 January 2022

The dairy companies A-ware and Fonterra want to significantly expand the production location along the A7 in Heerenveen. A-ware wants to increase cheese production, particularly by expanding the product range. The produc...

Schouten Europe acquires Nijland Food

Schouten Europe acquires Nijland Food

03 January 2022

The Giessen family business Schouten Europe, producer of meat and fish substitutes, is acquiring Nijland Food from Goor, which recently went bankrupt. Schouten will take over all of Nijland's buildings and machinery and ...

Fish sector expresses concerns about EU control regulation

Fish sector expresses concerns about EU control regulation

27 December 2021

The large umbrella organisation of fish processing companies in the European Union - AIPCE-CEP - held its general assembly in Brussels last week. The Dutch sector is represented in this umbrella organisation by the Dutch...

Parties increase supply and demand of more sustainable food

Parties increase supply and demand of more sustainable food

23 December 2021

The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) and parties within the animal food chain are joining forces to increase the market share of animal products - meat, eggs and dairy - with more sustainable perfor...

MES implementation, how to approach it?

MES implementation, how to approach it?

21 December 2021

A good start is half the battle and this is certainly true for the implementation of MES. There is a lot involved in the implementation. Making the right choices in advance prevents a lot of adjustments during the proces...

Output prices in double figures

Output prices in double figures

21 December 2021

Output prices in the Dutch food industry rose by 10.8 percent in October this year compared with October last year. Output prices were still stable in January. Now that prices in the Netherlands are hitting record levels...

Action needed to make fresh produce production sustainable

Action needed to make fresh produce production sustainable

20 December 2021

Government and the business community are working towards making the production of potatoes, vegetables and fruit (AGF) more sustainable. Progress is being made here, but things are not going quickly enough to achieve a ...

China to levy higher tariffs on pork imports in 2022

China to levy higher tariffs on pork imports in 2022

20 December 2021

China will raise import tariffs on most pork products in 2022, said the finance ministry, after the world's top producer rapidly expanded domestic production and reduced its needs for imports. Tariffs for most favoure...