Robotarm offers food industry a helping hand

Technology is playing an increasingly important role in food production. Within the industry the use of robotics and data technology is growing. This contributes to the affordability of food and the transparency about or..

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20% less packaging in 2025

18 February 2019

The Dutch supermarkets have agreed that by 2025 there will be 20% less packaging material in the supermarket. The sector is collectively committed to less and more sustainable packaging. This is part of a number of ambit...

Food service channel VersTrade:

04 February 2019

Within a period of just two years, VersTrade has grown into a successful platform. It is the online link between food manufacturers - from small-scale, artisanal products to major brands - and the hospitality branch and ...

The way we shop is changing fundamentally.

04 February 2019

A diverse group of people - growers and retailers, meat, fish, and fruit and vegetable producers - registered for the first knowledge event organised by FoodIndustrie Experts, which has the theme 'Where does the retail s...

Animal welfare and/or sustainability

04 February 2019

Storteboom Fresh in Putten, part of the British 2 Sisters Food Group, is the most animal-friendly poultry slaughterhouse in the Netherlands*. But do they apply sustainable practices as well? General Manager Harm Laros te...

QR codes breaking through in food sector

01 February 2019

Paying via a QR code in the store, is still not very common in the Netherlands. In Belgium, however, QR code payments are already regularly used. This year the QR code will also break through in the Netherlands, accordin...

First harvest 'lettuce on water'

01 February 2019

As a grower of lettuce, how do you manage the unstable Dutch climate? How do you ensure that less manure or fertiliser ends up in surface water and how do you limit the use of pesticides? By: growing lettuce on water. Th...

Digitisation in the food industry

28 January 2019

Many food manufacturers consider digitisation will have a huge role to play in the future of the food sector – but the majority still see a number of hurdles that need to be overcome in order to maximise the opportunity....

Zero emission delivery

28 January 2019

Bolscher more than meat is the first supplier to supply the catering industry in the city centre of Enschede and Hengelo with conditioned, zero emission cars. These Streetscooters, type Work XL, drive 100% electric and t...

Growth meat sector stimulates demand for machines

22 January 2019

The IFFA is the world's most important driver for the international meat industry. From 4 to 9 May 2019, future-oriented solutions for slaughtering, processing and packaging meat will be central. The mechanical engineeri...

Heemskerk takes 100th Tramper's S-360 into use

22 January 2019

In mid-December 2018, a new S-360 trayseal machine was taken into use at Heemskerk fresh & easy in Rijnsburg. A festive moment, as for Tramper Technology this was the hundredth machine of this type. Heemskerk fres...

Discover meat origin with smartphone

22 January 2019

Consumers of Carrefour who buy traditional Belgian pork can now use a simple scan to trace the origin of this meat, they can do this scan with a smartphone. In this way, Carrefour meets consumers' demand for transparency...

IFFA 2019 – focus on packaging

11 January 2019

Packaging for foodstuffs, especially perishable products such as meat and sausages, calls for the highest standards in terms of packaging materials, machines and systems. In addition to traditional purposes, such as prot...

Global Animal Protein Outlook 2019

31 December 2018

Growth in global animal protein continues, but it is slowing. Uncertainty is a key theme for 2019. Uncertainty created by African swine fever, in trade, and with feed prices all contribute to the slowdown in production. ...

Prohibition of unanesthetized slaughter 2019

31 December 2018

Until now, unanesthetized slaughter was still allowed, purely for religious reasons. From 1 January 2019 this no longer applies. At the beginning of the new year there is a ban on unanesthetized slaughter in Flanders....

Gmyrek part of Group of Butchers

30 November 2018

Early October Hartmann Fleischwaren was added to the ranks of Group of Butchers and now it is the turn of Gmyrek Fleisch- und Wurstwaren. Group of Butchers was founded in 1997 by Nick Visser and Wilbert Wolfs and supp...