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Discovery tours

'Nothing new under the sun', was what I thought in June, at the start of my summer vacation. The corona crisis quietly muddled on. No big trip to unknown places. No unexpected encounters or new mountain hiking routes, no..

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A new look for OSV

11 September 2017

During the Summer Barbecue in June, the new Ondernemers Sociëteit Voedingsindustrie (OSV) logo was officially unveiled for the 100-plus attendees.  The new logo is the first step in a complete upgrade of the OSV ...

Thinking ahead

11 September 2017

The summer holidays are over, for most of us at least. We’ve recharged our batteries and are ready to set to work again. The hectic autumn period is looming...we’re working hard in the run-up to the Christmas period, but...

Go ahead and blunder

11 September 2017

I firmly believe that it’s impossible to innovate if you don’t dare (or aren’t allowed) to make mistakes. Because this edition is focused on innovation, I want to zoom in on the second part of that statement – because we...

Is the food safety landscape changing?

13 June 2017

“Major supermarket chain recalls chicken fillets due to labelling error; USA shaken by series of recalls of cheese possibly contaminated with Listeria; Ground golf balls end up in frozen potato cubes; Paninis taken off s...

Connections

13 June 2017

I recently had to drive to the very southernmost tip of the Netherlands to rectify a mistake. Yes, even I make mistakes sometimes – I’m only human after all! So I got into the car together with the author of the article ...

Save food? Safe food!

13 June 2017

‘Safe food’ and ‘save food’ are inextricably linked – at social, economic and political level. In late May two reports were published containing new figures about food waste in the Netherlands (www.rijksoverheid.nl). The...

The evolution of hygienic design

09 May 2017

For many years, suppliers to the food industry were primarily focused on the functionality and productivity of their designs. Whether they were supplying HVAC systems, machines or machine components, their biggest concer...

Stay alert

09 May 2017

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night, drenched in sweat – and suddenly you can no longer remember who was chasing your or which mountain you fell off? I do sometimes. The cause: stress...or so they say, but I...

The stress of moving

09 May 2017

At the precise moment that this new edition sees the light of day (both in print and online) I will have been living in our new home for exactly one week. I might be sitting on our new sofa, or preparing a meal in our br...

Food – more than just a number?

11 April 2017

Achieving production targets, keeping machines running, ensuring there are sufficient (and safe) raw materials in stock, training and motivating employees…and oh, by the way, your most important customer just turned up u...

Foodprocessing

11 April 2017

We of all people know that lots of things can go wrong in the food industry. Now our sector is once again in the news, this time because of a slaughterhouse in Tielt, and all slaughterhouses are being tarred with the sam...

Unease

11 April 2017

As I write this, spring has definitely arrived outside. The sun is shining, the air is warm and everybody immediately seems more cheerful. So that should put me in the right frame of mind to write a positive piece – abou...

Five labelling rules

06 March 2017

As a freelancer in food, I see a growing number of small-scale manufacturers who are impassioned about making unique products. I have a soft spot for passion-filled products from small manufacturers. Their quality is oft...

Packaging

06 March 2017

We work in a fantastic sector which has overlaps with many different aspects of doing business. This month our focus is on packaging, and next month our theme will be food processing.  In the manufacturing proces...

pakIdʒ

06 March 2017

Package (verb): ‘put into a box or wrapping for sale or transport’, according to the definition in the Oxford English dictionary. If only things were that simple. Packaging is about shapes, the choice of materials and lo...