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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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New sensors improve the quality of fresh produce

14 October 2021

To truly improve the quality of fresh produce and reduce food waste, you need real-time access to supply conditions and product information at every stage of the supply and production chain. But how do you achieve this? ...

Webinar voedselverspilling

05 October 2021

Een te korte houdbaarheid leidt vaak tot voedselverspilling en dat is niet duurzaam. Tijdens het webinar bespreekt Normec Foodcare het spanningsveld tussen duurzaamheid en houdbaarheid.  Wat we bespreken tijdens ...

HAS starts first Brabant Hbo Food Waste Challenge

20 September 2021

On 14 September, HAS University of Applied Sciences launched the first Food Waste Challenge in Brabant in collaboration with the Joint Food Waste Foundation and Rabobank. Its goal? To make as many students and businesses...

Waste-free week 2021 gave perspective

16 September 2021

From 7 to 13 September was the Waste Free Week. During this week the whole of the Netherlands went #wastefree, full of inspiration and fun actions. The Waste Free Week in the Food Valley region gave us the perspective of...

Edible coatings for fruit to reduce wastage

30 August 2021

An enormous amount of food is thrown away every year. About a third of this amount is food that has gone off or was damaged during transport. A new coating technology from Liquidseal keeps fruit and vegetables fresh for ...

Preventing 11.5 million kilos of waste every week

27 August 2021

Reducing food waste is one of the most important measures against climate change worldwide. Many people do not know this yet. Everyone can help and make a positive contribution. Every piece of bread or squeezed dairy pac...

Bakery industry starts monitoring food waste

02 August 2021

Among the members of the Nederlandse Vereniging voor de Bakkerij (NVB) (Netherlands Bakery Association) there is a great willingness to combat food wastage. Bread is one of the most wasted food products in the Netherland...

Avoid food waste using sensors during transport

28 June 2021

TNO has recently launched the IoT4AGRI project. The aim of the project is to investigate whether food wastage during transport can be prevented at an acceptable cost and to monitor quality losses so that any necessary in...

Schouten makes plant-based mince from residual streams

15 June 2021

Tempeh mince is the latest product from the Dutch family business Schouten Europe. The completely plant-based mince is partly made from residual flows from one of the company's production facilities. With this product, S...

Research into basis for new plant-based food concept

15 June 2021

A new concept for sustainable plant-based food has come a lot closer thanks to a grant of 7.5 million euros. Researchers can use it to create the basis for a method to 'upgrade' vegetable material until it is just as tas...

Can vegetables be kept even fresher?

15 June 2021

Hessing Supervers and Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo are going to collaborate on innovative solutions to make fresh vegetables last longer, to combat food waste and to develop new sustainable packaging materials. On ...

Peeling for a better world

25 May 2021

The idea for 'valorising' citrus peels originated during a chemistry course in York, England, in 2016. Now PeelPioneers processes the lion's share of all orange peels in the Netherlands. From the peels, PeelPioneers main...

Albert Heijn starts pilot 'Bread from Yesterday'

18 May 2021

On Monday 17 May a pilot called 'Bread from Yesterday' started in 10 shops of Albert Heijn in the Rotterdam area to further reduce food waste. Bread that was delivered fresh to the shop yesterday and was not sold on the ...

Chitin from shellfish residues via biological method

18 May 2021

Enzymes and bacterial fermentation can extract the useful substance chitin from shrimp shells and crab shells just as well as more aggressive chemical-based processes, according to research conducted by ILVO-UGent resear...

Intelligent robots increase the benefit from fresh produce

21 April 2021

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...