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Over 20 algae species admitted to European market

The Dutch food industry is poised for a significant shift, following the recent addition of over 20 algae species to the EU Novel Food Catalogue. This decision by the European Commission, in collaboration with the compet..

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Belgium sees lowest pig slaughter numbers in years

23 February 2024

The Belgian meat industry experienced a significant drop in pig slaughters over the past year. Recent figures from the statistics bureau Statbel show that 9.4 million pigs were slaughtered in Belgium, which is 11 percent...

Decrease in German meat production in 2023

21 February 2024

German meat production experienced a significant decrease in 2023. Preliminary data from the Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) shows that commercial slaughterhouses produced 6.8 million tons of meat last year. This repre...

ABN AMRO: Major crises in food industry are behind us

19 February 2024

The Dutch food industry has weathered a period of immense challenges, ranging from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to energy crises and inflation peaks. Many of these excesses seem to finally be diminishing, but stru...

Anuga FoodTec 2024

13 February 2024

As the food industry sees the rise of new trends and technologies, there's an increasing demand for innovative solutions. Food producers are on the lookout for ways to marry efficiency with sustainability, aiming to meet...

AH reduces packaging waste by 20 million kilo

13 February 2024

In 2023, Albert Heijn successfully achieved a reduction of 5.9 million kilograms of packaging material, surpassing its goal to reduce packaging material by 20 million kilograms compared to 2018, two years ahead of schedu...

Vivera launches plant-based mince in a bag

13 February 2024

Vivera makes an innovative move in the Dutch food industry with the launch of Plant-Based Minced Meat in a bag. As a leading producer of plant-based meat substitutes, Vivera focuses on sustainability with this bulk packa...

Empack 2024

12 February 2024

This April 9th, 10th, and 11th, Empack 2024 opens its doors at the Evenementenhal Gorinchem, promising to be another remarkable event. Serving as the leading platform for the packaging industry in the Netherlands, Empack...

Mandatory blend for sustainable plastic troubles plastic processors

12 February 2024

The Dutch government is on the verge of introducing new regulations that will require plastic processors to add a certain percentage of recycled or bio-based plastic to their production process starting from 2027. While ...

Stricter standards for honey, fruit juices, jam and milk

08 February 2024

Europe has achieved a milestone in improving standards for food products, particularly for honey, fruit juices, jam, and milk. The political agreement between the European Parliament and the Council to revise and tighten...

Online edition February 2024 | Sustainable Production

05 February 2024

In the February issue of Vakblad Voedingsindustrie, we delve into sustainable production. It's no longer a question of whether you will embark on sustainability, but rather: what comes first, when, and abo...

'Savings are often possible with simple, small adjustments'

05 February 2024

How do you make a brewery sustainable that was built in a time when water and energy were hardly costly, and the use of double glazing was a rarity? Nowadays, at the Heineken Brewery in Den Bosch, operational since 1958,...

Next green step at Van Loon Group: A new cooking system

05 February 2024

The meat products from Van Loon Group find their way onto eight million Dutch plates every day. Contrary to the perception that sustainability might take a back seat in such a large meat-producing company, the reality is...

A Glimpse inside the Packaging Facility of Vereijken Kwekerijen

05 February 2024

In the mid-90s, a modest greenhouse in Southeast Brabant formed the basis for the delicious Tasty Tom vine tomatoes by Vereijken. Over time, the small greenhouse has evolved into eight cultivation sites, with continuous ...

Facing Every Renovation Head-On; Jackit is Ready

05 February 2024

Renovation and construction specialist, Jackit, is renowned as a flexible partner for the food industry, with CEO Jack Pluim being someone who tackles challenges head-on. With a new impact-resistant wall material, he exp...

BMEL Wants Mandatory Origin Labeling in Europe

02 February 2024

In an era where consumers increasingly prioritize knowing the origin of their food, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) is advocating for mandatory origin labeling at the European level. This call reflect...