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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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Marel rejects proposal from JBT Cooperation

26 January 2024

Machinery manufacturer Marel received a third proposal for acquisition by US multinational JBT on 19 January 2024, with a number of conditions still to be met. The value of Marel is estimated to be around EUR 3.5 billion...

How can food packaging become more sustainable?

26 January 2024

The food industry grapples with the imperative to transform food packaging. How can companies make their packaging more sustainable without compromising consumer preferences? The DLG's groundbreaking study, ‘Sustainable ...

COV: Labor Migration Crucial for Food Security

24 January 2024

The discussion regarding the scale of migration to the Netherlands calls for careful consideration, emphasizing the significance of labor migration. The State Commission on Demographic Developments 2050 advocates for res...

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 ...

Record number of bankruptcies in belgian food industry

22 January 2024

The Belgian food industry witnessed an unprecedented number of bankruptcies in 2023, with 141 companies closing their doors. This alarming increase of 34% compared to the previous year marks the sector's worst performanc...

Limited growth space for the food industry in 2024

16 January 2024

The prospects for the food and beverage industry in 2024 indicate limited room for production growth, according to ING. Despite decreasing inflation, growth expectations for private consumption in the Netherlands and the...

Pringles shifts to recyclable paper packaging

11 January 2024

Pringles is ushering in an environmentally friendly change to its iconic canister. The familiar cylindrical packaging, launched in 1970, is undergoing a transformation with a paper base replacing the traditional metal en...

Upfield Launches Plastic-Free Tub for Plant Butters

09 January 2024

Upfield, a global leader in plant-based foods, has introduced the world's first plastic-free and recyclable paper tub for its plant butters and spreads. Created in collaboration with Footprint, MCC, and Pagès Group, this...

Dutch Slaughterhouses Process 6% Fewer Pigs

08 January 2024

In the past year, Dutch slaughterhouses have observed a significant decline of approximately 6% in pig processing compared to the previous year. Consequently, they collectively dipped below the threshold of 15 million pr...

UK Supermarkets Face Plastic Packaging Ban for Fruit and Veg

08 January 2024

The UK government is considering new regulations that could eliminate pre-packed fruit and vegetable packaging in supermarkets. The proposed laws, slated for implementation in 2024, aim to reduce plastic waste by encoura...

PACE as an alternative labeling system? Think in active time!

05 January 2024

Weight loss is a common New Year's resolution for many individuals. While traditional calorie counting seems like an effective strategy, researchers from the University of Antwerp propose an alternative approach. Instead...

Food labels change snacking behavior

05 January 2024

A recent study by the University of Antwerp investigates the practical impact of nutritional labeling on adult snack choices, particularly in a professional setting. Snacking contributes significantly to excessive calori...

Verpact: Future-Proof Alliance for Packaging

27 December 2023

In an ambitious move toward a more sustainable future, Waste Packaging Fund and execution organizations Nedvang, KIDV, and Nederland Schoon unite their forces under the name 'Verpact,' effective January 1, 2024. This mer...

The SUP directive remains a dilemma

19 December 2023

In the Netherlands, a staggering 19 million plastic cups and food containers end up in the trash daily after a single use. Recognizing the urgency for change, the European Single-Use Plastics Directive was implemented. T...

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...