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Intelligent robots increase the benefit from fresh produce

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..

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Unprocessed fresh products under one brand

04 January 2021

At the beginning of 2021, Jumbo will add a new premium range of, among other things, fresh meat and fish products to its range. Under the name Jumbo Gourmets, Jumbo offers lovers of culinary excellence an even wider choi...

NVWA 2021: improving flexibility and supervision

28 December 2020

In the year 2021 a lot is asked of the change capacity of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) and its employees. This is the conclusion of Inspector General Maarten Ruys in his foreword to the NVW...

Skal works with new risk model as of 2021

21 December 2020

As of 2021 Skal Biocontrole works with a risk model to determine which supervisory arrangement a company falls into. In 2021 there are two arrangements for certified bio-companies: high risk and normal risk. Because the ...

Good progress for Food Covenant

21 December 2020

In the food sector, 105 companies are demonstrating their progress in international corporate social responsibility. This is more than a doubling compared to the previous period, according to the annual report 2019 - 202...

Scoop: soup of purified rainwater

17 December 2020

After months of preparation, the first soup of purified rainwater was recently produced at Uytewaal Catering in Houten. The production of food with rainwater has never been done before, until now this is done exclusively...

Passion For Meat met Beter leven ster

10 December 2020

Diviande has expanded its 'Passion for Meat' product line for retail with a series of products of European origin that can carry the Better Life quality mark (Beter Leven keurmerk). The 10 new products are currently avai...

The love-hate relationship between consumer and packaging

10 December 2020

Consumers are confronted with packaging on a daily basis, such as the plastic wrapping around the sweet bell pepper, the cardboard milk carton or the glass jar containing peas. Consumers want more sustainable packaging, ...

BASF and UM join forces on durable vegetable growing

09 December 2020

BASF's vegetable seed company and Maastricht University (UM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the Brightlands Future of Farming Institute (BFFI). The aim of the cooperation is to study sustaina...

Jan Zandbergen supports Better Chicken Commitment

08 December 2020

Jan Zandbergen Group wants to take the lead in food safety, sustainability and animal welfare. From this point of view, the organization's current promise to support the Better Chicken Commitment also applies. The Better...

Westland and Vegan Cowboys launch vegan cheese

07 December 2020

Westland Cheese and Those Vegan Cowboys will bring a new vegetable cheese to the market next year. Both companies see cheese without the use of animals as the cheese that offers the most future. CEO Henny Westland: " Thi...

Van Loon Group starts with Pork at its Best

26 November 2020

On 1 October 2020, the new chain concept Pork at its Best was launched. Van Loon Group took the initiative for this innovative chain concept to increase pork quality and make the chain transparent, sustainable and contro...

Grass Fed Standard: benchmark for quality beef

25 November 2020

Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has introduced a national quality label for grass-fed Irish beef. This so-called Grass Fed Standard provides consumers with reliable information about the origin and living conditions of I...

NVWA publishes manual Novel foods

18 November 2020

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has compiled and published a handbook on novel foods. The handbook is mainly intended for the business community as an aid to comply with their legal obligation...

The cleaning dilemma

16 November 2020

My daughter has new white trousers. A super trendy flare, for the winter; that's possible. There is a small stain on the thigh after the first time she wears them. She doesn't know what it is. Pen? Marker? Maybe mascara?...

‘Impact of sustainable initiatives is often too small’

16 November 2020

As Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, she already had the theme healthy food high on the agenda. Now that she is chairmen of the board of Foodvalley, Edith Schippers wants to increase the power of innovative, Dutch f...