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New proteins, what are they worth?

Proteins: we cannot do without them. But how well are new proteins capable of covering our nutritional needs, and what about when they have undergone all kinds of processing? Protein is an essential macronutrient in o..

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Duplaco: 1000 to 1500 tonnes of micro-algae per year

09 March 2020

Microalgae are on the right side of the health spectrum. After all: the single-celled plant without roots and leaves has a complete nutrient profile and multiplies every eight hours. Green fast food.  According t...

New approach to prevent noroviruses on fruit and vegetables

03 March 2020

A team of researchers from the Technical University of East-Westphalia-Lippe has investigated whether and to what extent noroviruses on fruit and vegetables can be rendered harmless by cold atomization of hydrogen peroxi...

NVWA: Sulphite in meat not yet eradicated

24 February 2020

During an inspection by the Dutch Food Product Safety Authority (NVWA) at the end of 2019, 15% of the companies inspected, which are known to have purchased sulphite in recent years, were found to be using prohibited sul...

"Choosing the right packaging is challenging"

10 February 2020

How can the food sector move towards less plastic and more recyclable and recycled packaging? There are no unambiguous answers, but there are opposing demands and interests and thus major dilemmas. We will discuss this w...

Easy snacking right off the shelf onto the table

10 February 2020

In addition to herring products, Haasnoot Food Family produces around a hundred varieties of tapas. To achieve this, Haasnoot works closely with Sismatec, among others. Vision makes you buy extra and nicely packaged snac...

Fresh fish kept four days longer in cold storage

10 February 2020

Clean air as free as possible from fungi, bacteria and viruses is essential to ensure food safety. ActivePure® technology is a unique method to achieve this. The technology, created in space technology and NASA-certified...

RETAIL MEETS FOOD INDUSTRY!

10 February 2020

There are many challenges in the food chain. Online is advancing, links are disappearing, retail is upside down. The room is full of decision-makers from food producing companies, side by side with a few retailers. The e...

2020: extra commitment to product safety

03 January 2020

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) will deploy extra capacity in 2020 for the supervision of product safety and manure controls. The NVWA is also deploying extra people to be able to respond more...

HACCP certification stops on 1 January 2021

17 December 2019

On 1 January 2021, the HACCP certification scheme for food safety will cease to exist. This decision was taken by the Stichting Certificatie Veiligheid, Kwaliteit en Duurzaamheid (Safety, Quality and Sustainability Certi...

RIVM: Small decrease in daily intake of salt and sugar

17 December 2019

The food industry has been making agreements to reduce the levels of salt, sugar and fat (including saturated fat) in foods since 2014, when the National Agreement to Improve Product Composition (AVP) was drawn up. Accor...

Interroll Drum Motors receive EHEDG certification

05 December 2019

The European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) has certified Interroll's current drum motor platform after extensive testing for hygienic industrial applications. This official confirmation provides the int...

Seeking opportunities in an uncertain world

02 December 2019

In 2020, global animal protein faces an uncertain world, but opportunities can still be found. African swine fever dominates the outlook, having generated unprecedented change in 2019 – and the Rabobank expects more in 2...

Dutch ministry opts for Nutri-Score, with postponement

29 November 2019

Nutri-Score is the intended food choice logo for the Netherlands. State Secretary Paul Blokhuis (VWS) wrote this to the Lower House of Parliament on 28 November. Of the three logos in Europe - Keyhole, Multiple Traffic L...

Always on the lookout for sustainable cooperation

11 November 2019

The success of Koç Vleeswaren is due to the great enthusiasm of the Gürcüoğlu brothers, says director Hikmet Gürcüoğlu. This enables the company to make the finest product, production technology and market approach. ...

A tidy feeling

11 November 2019

The term 'clean' is a topic of discussion in our industry. When does something meet this standard? The first impression plays an important role: is it tidy and dust-free? Is the line 'clean'? Do you immediately get the f...