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Online edition May 2024 | Food Safety

On January 1, 2026, new allergen policy will take effect in the Netherlands. The Dutch directive is the result of close consultation between the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, FNLI, CBL, NVWA ..

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Monitor NVB: less food waste from bread and pastries

20 March 2024

The Dutch bakery industry is making considerable strides in reducing food waste. The Dutch Bakery Association (NVB) has recently announced that efforts to decrease waste streams and food waste are yielding positive resul...

The benefits of smaller portions: less eating, less waste

13 March 2024

Amber Werkman, a PhD candidate in marketing at the University of Groningen, presents an innovative approach in the battle against overconsumption and food waste: promoting smaller portion sizes. Her research focused on p...

New EU regulations to reduce food waste

16 February 2024

The European Union has adopted new measures to support the circular economy by addressing food waste. On Wednesday, February 14, members of the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment unanimously voted for the...

Too Good To Go’s AI stops food waste in supermarkets

12 February 2024

Too Good To Go, the world's largest marketplace for food surplus, has launched the Too Good To Go Platform, an innovative solution in the fight against food waste. This AI-driven platform enables food retailers, from sup...

KLM Reduces Food Waste through AI Implementation

09 February 2024

KLM has successfully utilized artificial intelligence (AI) to decrease food waste aboard its aircraft. Thanks to AI programs, the company can more accurately predict how many passengers will actually participate in a fli...

Sustainability and food waste in the fishing industry

23 January 2024

A recent conference hosted by the Visfederatie in Wassenaar tackled crucial issues surrounding food consumption and waste. The complexity of environmental, population, and health challenges demands a reevaluation of our ...

Potato Processing Industry Reduces Food Waste by 5.5%

18 January 2024

In a recent study conducted by Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in collaboration with the foundation Together Against Food Waste and the Association for the Potato Processing Industry (VAVI), it has been determ...

Addressing Food Waste Yields Concerning Side Effect

20 December 2023

The successful initiative to tackle food waste by supermarkets and producers is yielding unintended consequences. Currently, Food Banks in the Netherlands are witnessing a worrisome decline of 20% in the supply of essent...

Vergeer and adapa develop innovative cheese packaging

12 December 2023

Vergeer, a leading Dutch cheese supplier, and adapa, a specialized packaging company, join forces to create an innovative cheese packaging that not only catches the eye on the refrigerated shelf but also meets strict req...

Dutch supermarkets reduce food waste by 17.4%

04 December 2023

In a promising revolution against food waste, Dutch supermarkets are demonstrating that sustainability is not merely an empty promise but a tangible transformation in the food chain. A recent study by Wageningen Universi...

How Holie Conquered the Dutch Cereal Market

20 November 2023

In just over five years, the do-good brand Holie grew from an attic startup to the second-largest breakfast cereal brand in the Netherlands, with a turnover that doubled for the second year in a row, reaching eight milli...

Food Safety Alert Consultation 2022 Report

20 November 2023

The Food Safety Alert Consultation consists of expert groups in microbiological and chemical food safety who gather and jointly interpret emerging food safety risk signals. They recently reported on the activities and si...

Magic Box model gives food products a second chance

14 November 2023

In a significant stride towards combating food waste, Too Good To Go, the world’s largest marketplace for surplus food, has made a notable impact in the Netherlands. Within less than a year, the company has successfully ...

Infrared Technology: The Future of Fruit Inspection

30 October 2023

In a world where technology and agriculture are increasingly intertwined, there's a groundbreaking development that's set to change the way we perceive fruit. Researchers from Wageningen University & Research have re...

Fungi For Future Wins Lineage's Hackathon

22 September 2023

On September 21, Lineage, a leading business in cold chain logistics, announced the winner of their hackathon 'Tackling Food Waste for a Sustainable Future' held in Amsterdam. After two days of intensive collaboration an...