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Libeert is already convinced of the huge benefits that automated management reporting can offer. Their operational reporting was becoming an increasing sales challenge, which is why the company opted for BrightAnalytics,..

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Adding value to waste from onion processing

Adding value to waste from onion processing

21 October 2021

Onion growers and the processing industry, together with colleges Inholland and Van Hall Larenstein, have developed a process to add value to the large amount of residual flow generated by onion cultivation and processin...

UK food allergy labelling laws tightened

UK food allergy labelling laws tightened

21 October 2021

Since 1 October, the UK Food Information Amendment, better known as Natasha's Law, has been in force, requiring the labelling of pre-packaged food for immediate sale to include a full list of ingredients with the 14 most...

Opposition Farm to Fork strategy

Opposition Farm to Fork strategy

20 October 2021

As part of its Green Deal Roadmap, the EU Commission has launched the Farm to Fork (F2F) and Biodiversity (BD) Strategies to cope with the environmental and climate challenges. In recent months, several key reports and s...

EU Parliament supports Farm to Fork strategy

EU Parliament supports Farm to Fork strategy

20 October 2021

Healthier food for consumers, a fairer income for farmers and less impact from the food industry on the environment. This is what the European Parliament wants to achieve in the coming years by embracing the so-called 'F...

Supermarkets take major strides in ICSR

Supermarkets take major strides in ICSR

19 October 2021

Three years after the international corporate social responsibility (ICSR) Food Covenant was signed, supermarkets affiliated to the CBL are well on their way to implementing their policies in full compliance with the OEC...

Food prices rise due to high gas price

Food prices rise due to high gas price

19 October 2021

Businesses are suffering from the sharp rise in gas and electricity tariffs. Companies that pay variable energy tariffs are directly affected by the sharp increase in tariffs. Especially companies that use a lot of energ...

Online auction Process machinery for durable animal feed

Online auction Process machinery for durable animal feed

15 October 2021

Several machines of Duynie Feed, a specialist in sustainable feed solutions, are auctioned online through the platform of Troostwijk Auctions due to replacement. Among others Flottweg belt filter press, Ventilex fluid be...

Innovative cucumber growers

Innovative cucumber growers

15 October 2021

Innovative cucumber growers provide cucumbers from their own land all year round, thus making the market less dependent on imports from Southern Europe. They are participating in a research programme to develop the optim...

Vital food sector even after turbulent corona year

Vital food sector even after turbulent corona year

14 October 2021

The food industry remains a stable factor for the Dutch economy. This is despite the fact that the Brexit and the corona pandemic made 2020 an unprecedented turbulent year.This is evident from the Food Industry Monitor 2...

Fermentation can improve taste of plant-based proteins

Fermentation can improve taste of plant-based proteins

14 October 2021

A new research project, partly funded by the Dutch government’s Top Sector Agri & Food initiative, aims to develop new fermentation processes to improve the quality and flavour of plant-based proteins.  Plant...

Experts wanted for plant-based foods standards committee

Experts wanted for plant-based foods standards committee

14 October 2021

Following an initiative by NEN, the ISO working group 'Plant-based Foods' was recently established. With the development of a new standard, the working group wants to offer clarity to what consumers and food-produci...

New sensors improve the quality of fresh produce

New sensors improve the quality of fresh produce

14 October 2021

To truly improve the quality of fresh produce and reduce food waste, you need real-time access to supply conditions and product information at every stage of the supply and production chain. But how do you achieve this? ...

Top Ten Foodtrends 2022: Planet is priority

Top Ten Foodtrends 2022: Planet is priority

13 October 2021

Consumers now rank the health of the planet as their number one concern, overtaking personal health which has been the top priority in recent years. In its Top Ten Trends for 2022, Innova Market Insights – the world’s mo...

CBL ambitions 'Sustainable Packaging' in detail

CBL ambitions 'Sustainable Packaging' in detail

12 October 2021

In 2025, twenty percent less packaging material in the supermarkets than in 2020 and 95 percent of the packaging material is recyclable. How are the members of the CBL going to achieve these ambitious targets drawn up in...

Consumer not willing to pay for sustainable agriculture

Consumer not willing to pay for sustainable agriculture

12 October 2021

The biggest obstacle to making agriculture more sustainable is the higher price of sustainable products. Research reveals that most Dutch consumers are not willing to pay more for sustainable products, while the producti...

WUR produces kerosene from bio-based side streams

WUR produces kerosene from bio-based side streams

12 October 2021

Wageningen University & Research has developed a new type of aviation fuel that is produced using bio-based waste streams from the agriculture industry. One of the targets of the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED...

Arla Foods opens new Innovation Centre

Arla Foods opens new Innovation Centre

12 October 2021

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) opened a new innovation centre in Nr Vium in Denmark. The Innovation Centre aims to step change cutting edge technology and development of new solutions within a wide range of specialized dai...

Food industry selling prices higher than ever

Food industry selling prices higher than ever

12 October 2021

Output prices in the food industry rose by 9.3 percent in August this year compared to August last year. Among the factors responsible for the high record prices were persistently high price increases in the edible oils ...

The New Plant opts for sustainability: MULTIVAC

The New Plant opts for sustainability: MULTIVAC

12 October 2021

The New Plant operates two packaging lines, equipped with robots and a labelling and marking system. MULTIVAC's two smart thermoformers are able to produce effectively: "By using robots, the production process is less la...

Online edition Smart Industry | October 2021

Online edition Smart Industry | October 2021

11 October 2021

Stop putting out fires! Our food production must be more sustainable and fully circular by 2050, as well as healthier, safer and more transparent. To achieve these goals, we need to produce smarter...

A wake-up call

A wake-up call

11 October 2021

My digital alarm clock is broken. In the middle of the night, when I'm sound asleep, it suddenly starts beeping. I sat up straight in bed, my heart pounding in fright. I drowsily turn off the alarm, turn over and go back...

Sina Salim:  'How to find your way to the market'

Sina Salim: 'How to find your way to the market'

11 October 2021

Sina Salim is one of the six innovation brokers at the Regional Centre for Technology (RCT) Foundation in Gelderland. As regional manager for the FoodValley and Noord-Veluwe region, he helps food companies and other entr...

Smart Industry: Stop putting out fires!

Smart Industry: Stop putting out fires!

11 October 2021

Our food production has to be more sustainable and fully circular by 2050, but also healthier, safer and more transparent. To achieve these goals, we need to produce smarter. Digitalisation is essential to achieve this. ...

The Digital Twin; a promising new technology?

The Digital Twin; a promising new technology?

11 October 2021

The term "digital twin" is appearing more and more frequently. What is it? What can you do with it and what is its added value?  Digital twins are used to describe, analyse and simulate processes in, for example,...

Packaging contributes to customer service

Packaging contributes to customer service

11 October 2021

Belgian company DECO Frites delivers potatoes peeled and cut into chips to its own region, and to a part of the southern Netherlands. Service and quality are of paramount importance. A new packaging machine helps to keep...

Fully automated packing department at Hoogvliet

Fully automated packing department at Hoogvliet

11 October 2021

Bleiswijk is home to Hoogvliet's brand-new DC; state-of-the-art and ready for the future. Delivery reliability, efficiency and quality and especially hygiene were given top priority in the design. Alex Goedemondt, Proces...

Unlimited creativity?

Unlimited creativity?

11 October 2021

In a previous job, I once developed a robot in a small team that was able to imitate very complex human movements; the type of robot used in the car industry. The whole analysis was automated from beginning to end. That ...

Soft fruit from BerryWorld safely into the world

Soft fruit from BerryWorld safely into the world

11 October 2021

Success often depends on being able to respond to changing demand. This also applies to BerryWorld. The fruit company supplies tons of blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries to the retail sector every we...

Synchronous drum motors

Synchronous drum motors

11 October 2021

Momentum Technologies' synchronous drum motors have a very high power density and generate enormous power in a small diameter. In combination with their high efficiency and servo characteristics, they are the best choice...

delaware ‘State of the art’ ERP solution

delaware ‘State of the art’ ERP solution

11 October 2021

Delaware assists global food, automotive and engineering customers with their business and digital transformations. In the Benelux, more than 150 food customers use the company's services, from meat processors to biscuit...

Stainless steel robot enters sector

Stainless steel robot enters sector

11 October 2021

Limited choice of materials makes robotisation a challenge in the food industry. Two employees at Jansen Techniek did not give up and developed R-OP, a unique pick & place robot that replaces a rotary table and a per...

Van Meines Fishconcepts chooses ReflexBlue

Van Meines Fishconcepts chooses ReflexBlue

11 October 2021

How do you automate business processes quickly, but keep the system simple to use? That was the challenge Mick van Meines of Van Meines Fishconcepts faced. He took up the challenge and now relies on the smart, well thoug...

Special construction project for Compaxo

Special construction project for Compaxo

11 October 2021

Fine meat products have been produced in Gouda for five generations. In exactly 125 years, Compaxo has grown from a small butcher's shop in the city centre to a global manufacturer. Continuous innovation is necessary in ...

Never postpone again

Never postpone again

11 October 2021

When you are confronted with misery (from someone else) you resolve to live in the NOW. Do you recognize that? It usually only lasts for a short while and then you fall back into the routine. Not for me. Not anymore. ...

New concept MAMA's Meals

New concept MAMA's Meals

11 October 2021

After almost a year of preparation, the new 'Mama's Meals' went live this spring. Since then, the ultra-fresh ready meals have been on sale throughout the country. Estrategy built the webshop. Mama's Meals originated ...

Need for business definition personalised nutrition

Need for business definition personalised nutrition

07 October 2021

On 7 October Foodvalley NL, along with 53 stakeholders, from industry to academia and from start-ups to corporates release a position paper on personalised nutrition. This was prompted by Foodvalley interviews among more...

NIZO and StartLife join forces

NIZO and StartLife join forces

07 October 2021

On 6 October, NIZO, a Contract Research Organisation in Food and Health, and StartLife, the Dutch agrifoodtech accelerator, announced that they have entered into a strategic and operational partnership to support food an...

Ter Beke acquires Stegeman and Imperial

Ter Beke acquires Stegeman and Imperial

07 October 2021

Ter Beke Group, an innovative Belgian fresh food group with an extensive range of quality fresh food products, is proud to announce that it has reached an agreement with Sigma on its intention to acquire 100% of the shar...

Coding, Labeling and Inspection Experience Center

Coding, Labeling and Inspection Experience Center

06 October 2021

De Koningh delivers solutions for coding, labeling and inspection of products and packaging. This combination is unique in the Netherlands and makes the company a true total supplier. The various technologies and machine...