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Fruit and Vegetable waste Monitor launched

Fruit and vegetables are essential for a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. Due to their limited shelf life, efficient logistics are crucial. However, products often go to waste due to oversupply or weather conditions. G..

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UPCycled4Food: upcycled food as the new normal

19 June 2024

On June 18, Foodvalley launched the Upcycled4Food initiative during the international conference "Towards Halving Food Waste in Europe". Alongside a group of frontrunners from the agrifood sector, the ambition was expres...

Companies provide clarity on expiration dates

19 June 2024

In a joint effort, leading manufacturers and supermarkets, including Unilever, FrieslandCampina, Albert Heijn, Lidl, Jumbo, and other prominent companies, have decided to clarify the labeling of expiration dates on food ...

Tackling food waste with targeted measures

10 June 2024

Despite the ambitions of companies in the food chain to reduce waste, practical implementation often lags behind. "Companies need more incentives to take action," says Sanne Stroosnijder from Wageningen University & ...

Optimization of cold chains can halve food waste

03 June 2024

Almost a third of the food produced globally each year is wasted, while around 800 million people suffer from hunger, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). A new study from the U...

Online edition May 2024 | Food Safety

13 May 2024

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 ...

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...