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Spirulinazia is still to come

A plate full of algae is not on the menu yet, spirulinazie is still some time away. However, algae are gaining little popularity as an alternative source of protein. It is expected that algae will become an indispensable..

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Governmental focus on the biobased economy

09 February 2016

An economy that uses renewable sources, waste flows and waste materials from agriculture and the food industry to produce materials and energy: the ‘biobased economy’ holds the key to the future and represents opportunit...

Putting Big Data in the Right Context

09 February 2016

What can you do with ‘big data’? It’s a hot topic, but the discussion mainly revolves around management applications. One thing that receives much less attention is the availability of process improvement software: analy...

Ultramodern and sustainable solutions at Westfort

09 February 2016

Westfort is the combination of two family-run companies, both with a long history in pork: Egbert Kruiswijk Vleesproducten B.V. and Lunenburg Vlees B.V. They decided to join forces in 2013, and Westfort recently opened i...

A new hygienic solution hand washing and drying at the sink

09 February 2016

A collaboration between Dyson and industrial hygiene manufacturer Elpress resulted in the development of a hygienic, fully integrated hand washing and drying solution. It’s already been installed in some of the most hygi...

ISS launches HSE app

09 February 2016

Employees are the most valuable capital for service organisations so the health and safety of facilities personnel should be a top priority, according to Mark Steinbusch from ISS. Good performance demands healthy people,...

Personalised nutrition and health

09 February 2016

Imagine: upon entering the company canteen with your Google colleagues, your smartphone automatically guides you to the counter serving the products that are the healthiest for you personally that day. During a conferenc...

MAT Hybrid: sustainable and safe climate zone separation

09 February 2016

If you want to separate two areas with different climates, your first thought will probably be to install a wall and a door. But what if you’re a wholesaler with fresh departments that must be easily accessible and also ...

Sustainability in flooring

24 November 2015

High demands are placed on floors in the food processing industry. In addition to having to withstand heavy mechanical loads, a floor must also be easy to clean thoroughly, offer sufficient anti-slip properties in damp c...

Accupoint advanced ATP system

24 November 2015

The newly launched AccuPoint Advanced hygiene monitoring system offers state-of-the-art samplers, a simple to use and accurate reader and new Data Manager software. AccuPoint effectively detects adenosine triphosphate (A...

Revision of EU Novel Foods Regulation

24 November 2015

On Wednesday 29 October the members of the European Parliament voted on proposals to simplify the approval procedures for new foods or food ingredients (‘novel foods’). An update to the existing regulation is urgently ne...

‘Steam is an essential part of the production process'

24 November 2015

At Dutch meat producer Koetsier Vleeswaren, everything revolves around authenticity, craftsmanship and sustainability, despite – or perhaps because of – the state-of-the-art manufacturing resources, such as the use of a ...

Smilde Foods & Hago Food & Industry

24 November 2015

For many years, quality, flexibility and safety have been Hago Food & Industry’s recipe for success in providing effective cleaning services to Smilde Foods, and the contract was extended recently. Previous perfor...

Better hygiene management with chlorine dioxide

24 November 2015

Bacteria count in the water: less than a hundred. Mould count: zero. The water: Legionella-free. Those are the results achieved by a producer of ready-to-eat-products by using chlorine dioxide, supported by cleaning spec...

Disinfection using oxygen radicals

24 November 2015

“Can you disinfect a room at the touch of a button? Yes you can!” say Hugo ter Hoeve and Robert Kostrubiec from the Dutch company called Simpel Desinfecteren. They are launching the Nocospray method for the food industry...

Beyond cleaning and hygiene

24 November 2015

Hygiene codes, HACCP, disinfection…when it comes to cleaning and hygiene, there’s nothing new to report. Or is there? We spoke to six experts about management systems for measuring and analysis, about enzymatic cleaning ...