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New offensive against packaging waste

State Secretary Van Veldhoven of Infrastructure and Water Management, together with producers, is launching a new offensive against packaging waste. She wrote this to the House of Representatives on Thursday 2 July. The ..

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Locusts and the Novel Food Regulation

13 September 2016

The new Novel Food Regulation was adopted on 25 November 2015 and will come into force on 1 January 2018. What will change? Will locusts still be permitted on supermarket shelves after that date? There are a number of...

Insectlab: a breeding ground of knowledge

13 September 2016

“If we want to meet the future need for animal protein, we will need to further develop the rearing and processing of insects,” states FAO. That requires more knowledge.  “The whole chain will need to take major ...

Food safety is no issue

13 September 2016

GNT manufactures Colouring Foods. These are colours for the food industry, consisting exclusively of fruit and vegetables. We therefore colour food with food. One of our major advantages is that our processes are complet...

Avoid recalls: dot the i’s and cross the t’s

13 September 2016

Safeguarding food safety remains high on social and political agendas. The maximum penalties that can be imposed on fraudulent food companies have been raised considerably and the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Sa...

Breakthroughs needed in food production system

13 September 2016

Rob Hamer’s work revolves around innovation in food. He heads up the Unilever research lab in Vlaardingen and spends one day a week working as a professor in the Food Chemistry Group at Wageningen UR. We discussed with h...

Between cold storage areas

14 June 2016

Fast and safe internal logistics is of great importance in the chilled and frozen food sector because it increases productivity considerably. Optimal climate separation in the open doorway is the best solution. Clear ...

‘Cold storage companies are also knowledge partners'

14 June 2016

“The food industry is placing ever-greater demands on the cold chain,” says Aloys Putmans, CEO/Director of Nekovri, “but the cold storage sector is working hard to demonstrate its added value in chilled and frozen food.”...

What can the cold chain offer the fresh chain?

14 June 2016

New food concepts and new suppliers are making an entrance, the topic of food waste is higher up on the agenda than ever before, sustainability and energy efficiency form an essential part of the business strategy and th...

‘Nostalgia clouds the discussion about additives’

14 June 2016

Consumer trust in the food industry is low, but the cause is not clear. “What is clear is that the industry will have to do something to improve its communication with consumers,” says Director Philip den Ouden (FNLI). ...

‘Food to Be’ Expo

14 June 2016

From 3D-printed hospital meals to robotic milking systems and from floating farms to test-tube meat, the Netherlands is bursting with innovative entrepreneurs. Here are a selection of the innovations that were on display...

Launch of Handtmann VF800

14 June 2016

One of the highlights of the recent IFFA was the launch of the new and innovative Handtmann VF800 series of vacuum fillers. Thanks to the state-of-the art technology, the hygienic design, the highly precise portioning an...

Keeping online food cool for more than 24 hours

14 June 2016

Recycold® has developed recyclable one-way cool packs and transport boxes that are 100% eco-friendly, 100% food safe and 100% temperature-controlled. Food is currently the biggest source of online growth. However, in vie...

Asbest: Dwangsom bij overtredingen

14 June 2016

De Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport (ILT) voert sinds medio 2014 inspecties uit met betrekking tot asbest bij bedrijven met industriële installaties. Destijds bleek uit inspecties bij de geïnspecteerde bedrijven dat d...

Sustainable palm oil is the norm

14 June 2016

84% of all the palm oil processed by the Dutch food industry in 2015 was sustainable, according to the final report by the Task Force Sustainable Palm Oil. The percentage of sustainable palm oil in the Dutch food indu...

‘Cool has never been so cool'

14 June 2016

Recyclable one-way cool packs and distribution boxes that are 100% sustainable, 100% food-grade and 100% temperature-controlled – the increase in online food sales is creating high demand for such products. The new compa...