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The smart food factory of the future

The resources we have at our disposal to feed the world are limited. How can new chip and digital technologies contribute to a society where everyone in the Netherlands has access to healthy and sustainably produced food..

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Process optimisation with Repak

12 April 2021

There is a trend among producers of fresh potatoes and fries in the Benelux towards process optimisation: higher capacity with fewer people. Repak's thermoformers offer a solution that is tailored to the needs of the ind...

Sustainable and ambitious project nears completion

12 April 2021

Westfort Vleesproducten (Westfort Meat Products) is a very modern slaughterhouse, where considerable investments have been made in animal welfare, improved meat quality and sustainable energy solutions. In IJsselstein, t...

Concurrentie voordeel met de juiste tools

12 April 2021

Save the date! 05.05.2021: Forward21. Voor virtuele inzichten in digitalisering in de procesindustrie. Want het niet langer de vraag óf bedrijven digitaliseren, maar met welke ideale aanpak. De procesindustrie kent bijzo...

Doors make the difference

12 April 2021

Warm air supply and ice formation in the cold store gave Seacon Production headaches. It endangered the quality of the deep-frozen fish products. A new air door in combination with a high-speed door provided the desired ...

Tomassen Vlees: 'Improvement is a continuous process'

12 April 2021

Mike Tomassen is in charge of Tomassen Vlees in Someren, together with his brother Dennis. They slaughter purely for third parties, of which 70% is Beter Leven, a portion organic and the rest regular. "Mass production is...

LEGISLATION and ingredients

12 April 2021

The growing demand for plant-based products, alternative protein sources and a more sustainable food system inevitably goes hand in hand with new and adapted legislation, also with regard to food labelling. In this artic...

Food additives and their functionality

12 April 2021

Food products have a structure, colour, taste, smell and a certain shelf life. To make and/or improve these aspects, functional additives such as emulsifiers, stabilizers, thickeners and modified starches are used. Howev...

Hessing builds production site in Greenport Venlo

01 April 2021

Hessing has started building a new vegetable production site in Horst aan de Maas, Greenport Venlo. Today the first concrete was poured, in the presence of Joost van den Akker, deputy of the Province of Limburg, Ryan Pal...

Sustainable food packaging without quality loss

30 March 2021

With the global movement to reduce plastic use and waste, food producers are in a difficult position. Plastic remains the best material for food packaging. After all, products packaged in plastic have a much longer shelf...

Packaging solutions in Food

30 March 2021

How can the shelf life of delicate products be extended? How can the consumption of packaging materials be reduced? What sustainable packaging concepts does MULTIVAC offer especially for fresh produce and convenience foo...

Albert Heijn scraps plastic bags for fruit and vegetables

25 March 2021

Albert Heijn will stop using plastic bags at the fruit and vegetable department. This saves 130 million bags - or 243,000 kilos of plastic - per year. Customers can now use sustainable fresh bags. These are washable and ...

Sustainable steam use with investment subsidy

23 March 2021

Steam is a very widely used heat carrier within the food industry, but often fuelled by natural gas. Considerable changes are needed for this method of heat production as part of the energy transition. The electric gener...

KIDV publishes fact sheet on environmental claims

22 March 2021

Packaging regularly states that it is '100% recyclable' or 'fully compostable'. When can one use such a claim and when is it false and potentially misleading for consumers? The Sustainable Packaging Knowledge Institute p...

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...

More plastic reuse through chemical recycling

15 March 2021

Soon, a cheese package may become a cheese package again thanks to a new way of recycling plastic. In this new technique, the plastic from food packaging is broken down at high temperatures, so that the recycled plastic ...