HAK factory rebuild for new legume line

The factory has been located in Giessen since it was founded, the apple sauce is still in great demand and the quality is consistently high. But a lot has changed at HAK. Recently, a new pouch line was introduced, for wh..

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More food quality for sure

11 February 2019

Minebea Intec supports the food industry in increasing the reliability, safety and efficiency of production lines. The global provider of inspection technologies is continuously expanding its checkweighing and foreign bo...

Few additions at Chateau Briand Soest

04 February 2019

A young business, yet with many years of experiences, is pushing forward. Chateau Briand Soest makes no concessions when it comes to quality. Their sausages and meatballs are traditionally pure and delicious products. ...

Result after 3 years of low infection pressure

13 November 2018

Het Nocotech desinfectiesysteem verlaagt de infectiedruk in kritische productieruimtes. Het systeem, geleverd door Simpel Desinfecteren,  wordt sinds januari 2016 gebruikt in de voedingsindustrie. Dat de infectiedru...

Cleaning, and a vision for the future

09 October 2018

Good cleaning and disinfection are paramount for the delivery of a product that is safe to eat. The basic principles remain unchanged. The thing that changes is the fact that it can be done in a smarter way. We let six p...

Miscommunication

09 October 2018

I like a clean and tidy home. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. I have, as you might know by now, three teenagers living in my house. Just as so many other kids aged 12, 14 and 16, they have mastered the art ...

Coca-Cola and Blücher, same high standards

09 October 2018

Blücher found a partner with the same corporate values in Coca-Cola European Partners Nederland: high quality, sustainability, and high hygiene standards.  Blücher assortment Eveline Bruins: "We manufacture st...

Back to the hygiene basics

09 October 2018

"The cause of insufficient hygiene is basically a management problem", says Gert Visscher, Director/Owner of Eco2Clean. "There is often not enough focus on this from the operational management." He advises the management...

Solve the problem!

09 October 2018

Student 1: "Hey man, didn't they teach you to wash your hands after you peed?" Student 2: "No. They taught me not to pee all over my hands. Ha-ha!" Just a conversation between two posh students which I recently overheard...

Zweistra Vlees & Vleeswaren wants operational security

09 October 2018

Zweistra Vlees & Vleeswaren produces meat products with traditional craftsmanship. It is common knowledge that the processing of fresh meat products is susceptible to contamination. At Zweistra Vlees & Vleeswaren...

It's all about communication

09 October 2018

A vital element for good cleaning and a comprehensive hygiene policy is communication and the manner in which this takes place. Digital means are used to facilitate this communication as optimally as possible. Does this ...

Yuck, disgusting!

09 October 2018

A customer calls about a problem: 'It's possible that a small amount of hydrochloric acid entered our production process during cleaning activities. We cannot be sure. What do we have to do?'. Certified Institutions (...

Personalised learning environment food industry

09 October 2018

Qlean-tec | Christeyns launches an e-learning platform in the Netherlands which was specially developed for food processing companies. A platform that offers more than just learning. Which unburdens your organisation wit...

Give it a good scrub

09 October 2018

Basically, I'm not a camping person. But even so, I plunged into the 'back to basics' camping life this summer. I loved it, the outdoor living with only the bare necessities was refreshing. And yet... there was one as...

Super simple

09 October 2018

Cleaning and disinfection is a recurring theme in our magazine. That's no surprise, as it is one of the most important subjects in the food industry. You can easily say it's of vital importance. You cannot guarantee f...

Smart cleaning: Balancing risks and costs

08 May 2018

Businesses can save a lot on cleaning costs. “There are often significant possible optimisation actions that can be taken without increasing risks,” says Gert Visscher, director and owner of Eco2Clean. What must business...