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Anticipating unknown hazards

'Improving the understanding of emerging risks should lead to a more robust food safety system, in which companies and authorities are less likely to be surprised and consumers experience less health damage', the Dutch S..

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Expert in Food Automation - delaware

Expert in Food Automation - delaware

11 May 2021

Are you looking for solutions to digitise your entire factory, quickly and efficiently, and do you want to have all information available in real time? This is possible with our FAST-Solution for Food. Together with SAP,...

Dutch eat most meat substitutes of Europe

Dutch eat most meat substitutes of Europe

10 May 2021

New data from market research agency Nielsen shows that the Dutch eat the most meat substitutes of all Europeans and that the consumption of vegetable alternatives is growing at a record pace throughout Europe. The repor...

Online edition Food safety May 2021

Online edition Food safety May 2021

10 May 2021

Managing food safety is becoming increasingly complex. Products and raw materials originate from all over the world. The focus on new proteins is resulting in all kinds of new products. Consumers want p...

Reckless

Reckless

10 May 2021

A half-cooked hamburger with fried onions on a soft bread roll... A cardboard plate with three slightly charred satays, barely visible under a splatter of peanut sauce... The vague uneasiness whether it is safe, washed a...

Maurits Steverink - interview

Maurits Steverink - interview

10 May 2021

"We want to create added value and market more sustainable food products," says Maurits Steverink, project manager of the Smaakacademie (Taste Academy) Achterhoek. "Make everyone in the food chain co-producers. Modernise...

Nocotech against all micro-organisms

Nocotech against all micro-organisms

10 May 2021

As supplier of the Nocotech disinfection system, Simpel Desinfecteren is often asked whether this disinfection method works against all micro-organisms. The answer is: yes. "Laboratory tests prove this. But more importan...

Biofilm is a time bomb

Biofilm is a time bomb

10 May 2021

Biofilm cannot be smelled or felt, cannot be traced using conventional measurements such as ATP or Agar plates, and cannot be removed using traditional cleaning and disinfection agents. Maik van Leijden of Christeyns: "B...

Customised disinfection solutions

Customised disinfection solutions

10 May 2021

Baaijens UV-C Solutions offers disinfection solutions based on UV-C light to keep companies virus-free and running. UV-C is a scientifically proven technology that disinfects air, surfaces and water in an environmenta...

Maximum operator safety

Maximum operator safety

10 May 2021

FPS - Finger Protection System - is an advanced safety system that stops a saw belt within milliseconds. The technology was developed by MADO and works with a camera-monitored belt stop system. As soon as the integrated ...

New packaging line Vleems

New packaging line Vleems

10 May 2021

Fast snacks from the microwave are popular, if we consider the growth of Vleems Convenience Snacks. A new packaging machine is in the making. It will allow larger quantities of the convenience products to be packaged in ...

Unique custom concrete concept

Unique custom concrete concept

10 May 2021

A food-safe environment and maintenance-friendly business premises starts with concrete! Willy Naessens Nederland is a specialist in building business premises in prefab concrete. They do this with a unique, proprietary ...

Aren't we getting a bit carried away?

Aren't we getting a bit carried away?

10 May 2021

Our human hunger for knowledge never ends. Science does not stand still. Research into the harmful effects of plant toxins, fungi and micro-organisms has led to thick volumes of legislation in recent decades. There are c...

Durable and hygienic

Durable and hygienic

10 May 2021

Jackit is a well-known renovation company in the food industry. Together with Sealwise Nederland they offer sustainable hygienic solutions. They replace kit seams and use Sealwise WCB panels to replace damaged walls and ...

Manage the complexity of cleaning

Manage the complexity of cleaning

10 May 2021

Simons Halal Food in Roermond is an active user of the HIMS software module. The reason for using it: the need to be able to monitor the cleaning activities of the internal departments and the external cleaning company m...

Flowpack for meat contributes to sustainability

Flowpack for meat contributes to sustainability

10 May 2021

Packaging fresh meat in a flow pack instead of a dish fits in well with the sustainability targets the Dutch meat industry wants to achieve: 30% energy savings in 2030 compared to 2010.  Central Butcher ProMessa ...

Maasland achieves digital goals with FOBIS

Maasland achieves digital goals with FOBIS

10 May 2021

Maasland Vleeswaren B.V. carefully produces hams, liver sausages and cooked sausages to be delivered to its customers as agreed. To support all administrative, production and quality processes, Maasland is implementing a...

Growth van der Meer requires new smoke cabinet

Growth van der Meer requires new smoke cabinet

10 May 2021

The fourth generation is now at the helm of Keurslagerij Van der Meer. The three brothers have honoured the craft, but have also increased the capacity considerably. With thanks to the new smoke cabinet.  The sme...

Doors are part of development

Doors are part of development

10 May 2021

In 2017, Hems moved to a new building in Oss. With high expectations, they continued their meat activities at the new location. However, after six months problems arose with the humidity. Adjustment of passageways was ne...

Safe by design approach for food safety

Safe by design approach for food safety

10 May 2021

Food Business Operators are responsible for the safety of their products. Compromised food safety may lead to severe consequences. In time, food production processes are subject to change, driven by new ingredients, cons...

Blood from a stone

Blood from a stone

10 May 2021

As I write this column, the terraces are cautiously opening. A glimmer of light, a slow start to economic recovery. Because it is clear that recovery will not happen any time soon. Even with the current relaxation, many ...

Yellow mealworm approved for human consumption

Yellow mealworm approved for human consumption

10 May 2021

On 3 May, the 27 EU countries gave the green light to a European Commission proposal to authorise the yellow mealworm on the food market for human consumption. This novel food is intended to be used as a whole, dried ins...

Hessing acquires fresh food packages from The Greenery

Hessing acquires fresh food packages from The Greenery

10 May 2021

Hessing Supervers has acquired the fresh food packages of The Greenery. With this acquisition, Hessing adds a new component to its range and responds even better to the growing consumer need for convenience, inspiration ...

Higher raw material prices provoke nationalism

Higher raw material prices provoke nationalism

04 May 2021

The sharply higher raw material prices this year are going to bring about more so-called resource nationalism of the raw material-rich countries. . The spurt in industrial metal prices and the sharp rise in oil and grain...

New Green Deal wants more plant-based proteins on our plates

New Green Deal wants more plant-based proteins on our plates

04 May 2021

Together with 65 partners, the Flemish Minister for the Environment kicked off the 'Green Deal Protein Shift on our Plate'. The aim is to improve the ratio of animal to vegetable proteins in the dietary pattern. Our e...

ACM to research misleading sustainability claims

ACM to research misleading sustainability claims

04 May 2021

The Dutch Consumer & Market Authority (ACM) will investigate misleading sustainability claims in the dairy sector. The ACM has chosen this sector because in preliminary investigations it saw many potentially misleadi...

Poster potato, fruit and vegetables

Poster potato, fruit and vegetables

04 May 2021

For years we have been distributing the poster VLEES (MEAT) and the poster VIS (FISH) through the trade journal Voedingsindustrie. Last year we were regularly asked if we could make an extra poster, as several companies ...

Tradefairs in food

Tradefairs in food

03 May 2021

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 old and new trade fair dates. As a service we publish our ...

Utrecht province wants to strengthen regional food chains

Utrecht province wants to strengthen regional food chains

30 April 2021

The Province of Utrecht is going to promote sustainable production of more local food. Many farmers in the region already offer the possibility to buy products directly at the farmyard. With provincial stimulation plans,...

Scienta Nova and Qassurance launch new training courses

Scienta Nova and Qassurance launch new training courses

29 April 2021

Starting 1 May 2021, Ijsbrand Velzeboer (Scienta Nova) will launch a new range of training courses in collaboration with QAssurance; specialised for the last 20 years in the development of supporting software called iMIS...

Pioneering labelling for pizzas

Pioneering labelling for pizzas

28 April 2021

Automatic labelling, high-quality appearance and a large information area with an unobstructed view of the product: MULTIVAC's full wrap labelling solution for pizzas and other flat foods fulfils the requirements in ever...

Braas Brood- en Banketbakkerij chooses Fobis

Braas Brood- en Banketbakkerij chooses Fobis

28 April 2021

At Braas Brood- en Banketbakkerij b.v., bread and pastries are produced in a precise and very modern way. Here, automation and robotisation are used to a great extent.  Braas aims to continuously improve the comp...

Mini-organs reduce the need for animal testing

Mini-organs reduce the need for animal testing

26 April 2021

Science and industry are constantly striving to end the use of animal testing in toxicological research. As part of these efforts, researchers at Wageningen have worked with Unilever to develop tiny, three-dimensional or...

Alpro inspires to help save the planet through food

Alpro inspires to help save the planet through food

22 April 2021

On Earth Day (22 April 2021), Alpro will launch its new "Help the planet while you eat" campaign. The goal is to inspire as many people as possible to choose vegetable products more often, because this is good for them a...

9 percent living wage gap in banana chain

9 percent living wage gap in banana chain

22 April 2021

Several Dutch supermarkets, affiliated to CBL, signed the 'Liveable Wage Banana Commitment' in October 2019 within the IMVO Food Covenant. They did this together with IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative. The aim of the...

Intelligent robots increase the benefit from fresh produce

Intelligent robots increase the benefit from fresh produce

21 April 2021

Around the world, grading, sorting and assembling of fresh fruits and vegetables is done predominantly manually. “It would save companies a lot of time and costs if these time-consuming, dull and repetitive tasks were ca...

JBS S.A. acquires European company Vivera

JBS S.A. acquires European company Vivera

20 April 2021

JBS, the world’s largest protein company and second-largest food producer, has entered into an agreement to purchase Vivera, Europe’s third-largest plant-based food company, for an enterprise value of €341 million. Viver...

A well-known name in cleaning for 40 years

A well-known name in cleaning for 40 years

20 April 2021

This year, we can say that we have been happily contributing to cleaning in our customers' businesses for 40 years. Good cleaning obviously contributes to food safety. We design, build, install and maintain machines for ...

NVWA finds possibly harmful jars with herbs

NVWA finds possibly harmful jars with herbs

19 April 2021

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) is warning against the use of a number of glass jars containing herbs and spices of the Verstegen brand. The producer had taken these jars off the market in Mar...

9 startups are ready to rock the food industry

9 startups are ready to rock the food industry

16 April 2021

Nine pioneering companies from Mexico, Chile, India, and across Europe comprise the sixth cohort of the world’s leading incubator of plant-based and cultured food startups. This latest round of the accelerator program...