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Since 2004, Foodvalley NL has been developed into the food innovation center of Europe. The Netherlands can and should play a major role in developing the food system of the future. Discover how and taste the opportuniti..

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NVWA checks on additives in meat preparations and products

12 April 2021

Meat processing companies must adjust the recipes and labels of the meat preparations they sell, so that they comply with the European rules for the use of additives (E-numbers) in meat preparations and meat products. Th...

NEN establishes standards committee for food fraud

01 April 2021

Determining the authenticity of food products is receiving a great deal of attention. At the European level, agreements are made on various methods for demonstrating food fraud. There is also interest in this subject in ...

The contamination risks of plant-based ingredients

30 March 2021

The market for plant-based ingredients and dairy alternatives is growing at a fast pace. But little is known about the potential microbial contamination risks of plant-based proteins, compared to more familiar dairy prod...

Tackling excessive salt, sugar and fat in food fails

30 March 2021

The future cabinet must be much more ambitious in tackling the excessive salt, sugar and saturated fat in food, according to the Consumers' Association. The organisation thinks that the Agreement on the improvement of pr...

NIZO predicts Listeria growth in cheese

24 March 2021

To safely market and export cheese, you need to comply with food safety criteria and determine the risk of L. monocytogenes growth. For some products, this is easy: for instance, if the pH is below 4.4 or the water activ...

8 steps to a good Food Safety Culture

23 March 2021

There is a lot involved in developing a food safety culture, let alone changing it. It is important to be able to interpret the current culture and assess the extent to which your perception is recognized. After all, a c...

NVWA publishes handbook nutrition and health claims

19 March 2021

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has published a Manual of Nutrition and Health Claims. Claims can appear on food labels, but also in leaflets, on websites and in (social) media. Claims, includ...

Are we on the same (packing) line?

08 March 2021

As of late, I need reading glasses. Yes, laugh about it: the time has come. I bought a few at once, because I hate looking for them. So now there is one in my handbag, one by my computer, one on my nightstand, and one in...

On the road to future-proof packaging

08 March 2021

A food producer, a supplier of packaging film, a machine manufacturer and an automation expert, all of whom also happen to be consumers, sit down together in a Zoom meeting to discuss trends and developments in future-pr...

Natural meat calls for a packaging with a story

08 March 2021

How do you package meat more sustainably? That is the challenge that Slagerijen Kaldenberg faced with its Natuurvlees (Natural Meat) concept. The result is a skin pack containing 75% less plastic, which is automatically ...

Tolerances

08 March 2021

During a Green Belt course, I was immersed in the statistics of tolerances on the production process and their impact on the final product. Conclusion: a better adjustment of your equipment ensures that less faulty produ...

An optimal food label for allergy information

08 March 2021

Communication experts from the Faculty of Humanities, experts from the UMC Utrecht and TNO researchers developed a proposal for an optimal food label where people with an allergy or intolerance can easily find the releva...

Providing perfect work, that's what counts

08 March 2021

People in the food processing industry probably know him: Jack Pluim. For years he was known as 'Jack the Kitter'. Replacing sealants in renovation projects with clean new ones: that was - and still is - one of his speci...

MAP packaging creates certainty

08 March 2021

Production lines that stand still, products that are spoiled early and returned; these are things that every food producer wants to avoid. "We support food producers who work with MAP packaging (Modified Atmosphere Packa...

New platform improves European cooperation on food safety

05 March 2021

Climate-neutral production, closing food cycles: the change to a circular economy requires new agreements, legislation and risk assessments to guarantee food safety. Sometimes the current European food safety system fail...