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GEA's first mobile test centre for New Food

Do you want to generate proof-of-concept without investing in your own pilot plant? This is now possible with the complete, mobile and modular industrial test units from GEA. For testing various products in cultivation a..

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New import criteria for fruit and vegetables as of April 2022

12 January 2022

On 11 April 2022, additional or amended requirements will apply for the import of some fruit and vegetables from one or more countries. This applies to Annona, Carica papaya, Psidium gujava, Capsicum, Solanum and Momordi...

UK: tougher border controls on goods from EU

04 January 2022

On 1 January 2022, the UK will tighten customs requirements as part of the Brexit. This means that a UK import declaration must be completed for all products shipped from the EU. The import of animal and plant products m...

Food exports to China more difficult due to new rules

04 January 2022

Exports of chocolate, wine, coffee and other goods to China have become more difficult from 1 January 2022. New restrictions are in place for foreign companies wishing to export food and beverages to China. In 2020, C...

Compaxo may not increase hourly slaughtering rate

03 January 2022

Compaxo may not increase the number of slaughters in its pig slaughterhouse in Zevenaar from 650 to 675 per hour. This was decided by the court in The Hague on Wednesday 22 December in summary proceedings instituted by t...

Poster Meat, Fish and Fruit&Vegetable

01 January 2021

Via the trade journal Voedingsindustrie we distribute the poster MEAT, FISH and  Fruit & Vegetable . Because of the great demand, we also have these posters available online. Download them here without any obligation. ...

Fish sector expresses concerns about EU control regulation

27 December 2021

The large umbrella organisation of fish processing companies in the European Union - AIPCE-CEP - held its general assembly in Brussels last week. The Dutch sector is represented in this umbrella organisation by the Dutch...

Much ignorance about abuses in production chains

14 December 2021

64% of Dutch people think that it is forbidden to sell products made outside Europe with abuses for people and the environment. This is wrong, because there is no legislation (yet) that forbids this. Therefore, 82% of th...

VAT rate at zero for fruit and vegetables?

13 December 2021

After years of deadlock, the European Ministers of Finance have agreed to offer Member States the option of setting the VAT rate at 0%. According to current European legislation, the minimum VAT rate that can be applied ...

Secret agreements food industry? ACM conducts raids

02 December 2021

The Dutch Consumer & Market Authority (ACM) is investigating a possible cartel in the food processing sector. For this purpose, the ACM recently carried out raids at several companies in the Netherlands and - with th...

Online Edition Cleaning and Disinfection November 2021

15 November 2021

For this edition we asked a number of companies about the biggest blunders of last year in the field of cleaning and disinfection. What went wrong? What was the solution? What did you learn from them? This with ...

Roadmap Plant Proteins

08 September 2021

 Today, we are facing an unprecedented challenge to produce and distribute adequate protein to feed over nine billion people by 2050, in an environmentally sustainable and affordable way. Protein calories consumed by peo...

Plastic costs society a fortune

07 September 2021

The plastics crisis is assuming unprecedented proportions and the current approach to the problem is failing. This is the conclusion of the new report 'Plastics: The cost to society, environment and the economy' by the W...

Unprecedented rise in food industry selling prices

06 September 2021

Output prices in the food industry rose by 8.7 percent in July this year compared to July last year. Such a high price increase in the food industry has not been measured since the start of the CBS publication series in ...

Clean label: not so clean as claimed

01 July 2021

A warning to all producers who are busy making their food products 'clean label'. Food additives that have not been approved are not allowed to be sold or used in foodstuffs. The NVWA ('Dutch Food and Consumer Product Sa...

NVWA supervision changes

28 June 2021

The trends and developments that have a great effect on today's society are, according to the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA): corona; digitalization; sustainability; climate change; globalization...