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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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Smart robots to make a salad

02 May 2023

Picking and packaging a bunch of grapes with a robot already requires a lot of technology. But it can get even more complicated: automatically preparing a ready-to-eat salad. Researchers from Wageningen University & ...

Skal reviews labels on organic legislation

02 May 2023

In the coming period, Skal will carry out unannounced label checks at retail stores. Checks are carried out to see if the labels comply with organic legislation. Labelling of organic products European organic and g...

Nutri-Score is the new food choice logo in the Netherlands

28 April 2023

Nutri-Score has been legally designated as the new food choice logo in the Netherlands. The logo may be officially used from 1 January 2024. Supermarkets and food manufacturers are expected to take until mid-2024 to put ...

New trading standards for agri-food products

25 April 2023

On Friday 21 April 2023, the Commission proposed a revision of trading standards for a number of agri-food products, such as fruit and vegetables, fruit juices and jams, honey, poultry or eggs. This should help consumers...

Peka Kroef is ready for the future

25 April 2023

In MULTIVAC's new TX 820, Peka Kroef has found a packaging machine that never misses its mark, where the supply of aluminium trays goes on continuously and labelling is part of the packaging process. With more flexibilit...

Number of greenhouse vegetable farms decreasing

17 April 2023

The gross yield of greenhouse vegetables in the Netherlands fell 7.9 per cent to 1.8 million tonnes in 2022, with gross yields of tomatoes and cucumbers in particular decreasing. The decline is mainly linked to high ener...

MULTIVAC reveals new website and brand identity

11 April 2023

MULTIVAC launched a new brand identity in early March, bringing together all aspects of their expertise in packaging and processing solutions. The renewed website is now online and designed in this new corporate identity...

Repak aims for zero-downtime

11 April 2023

During the Empack, Repak did not just show how good they are at packaging, they pulled out all the stops. The new HMI was introduced in Den Bosch. The HMI, displayed at the fair on the RE thermoformer, is easy to operate...

Proseal Case Packer - Today's end-of-line solution

11 April 2023

With the Case Packer, Sismatec and Proseal offer the end-of-line solution for automatically packing trays/punnets/buckets (with top seal or lid) into crates and boxes at up to 160 packs per minute. This machine is the pe...

Marjolein Brasz - CEO Foodvalley

01 April 2023

By 2050, we want healthy, affordable, and delicious food. Sustainably produced. Of course, we won't reach that destination overnight. The current system is a result of decades, centuries of built up, the change will also...

Foodvalley up to the plate

01 April 2023

The aim is to get healthy, sustainable and efficiently produced food on our plates. Our experts identify promising opportunities at an early stage, with their sights set on 2050, but with application possibilities for to...

Foodvalley Shared Facility Finder

01 April 2023

One of the important tools that Foodvalley NL uses is the Shared Facility Finder (SFF) on Foodleap. This platform allows organisations to find and share pilot and research facilities and equipment. These include kitchen ...

Prevention is better than cure

28 March 2023

A periodically serviced printer and/or labeler performs optimally and has a longer lifespan. "We regularly find when a fault occurs that it could have been prevented if the machine had been serviced periodically," Robert...

The full programme of Empack 2023

23 March 2023

Exhibition organiser Easyfairs has announced the full programme for the packaging event Empack and Packaging Innovations on 5 and 6 April at Brabanthallen in Den Bosch. There are more than 30 sessions to attend: from the...

Hessing Supervers ready for the future

22 March 2023

Five million (!) packages will soon roll off the conveyor belt in Hessing Supervers' new Groente VersFabriek (vegetable fresh factory) in Greenport Venlo. To bolster that, the company is reinvesting in a series of fully ...