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Packaging: sustainable versus political gain

The European Commission is 'through with it': the EU's packaging waste policy has failed. That is why the EU is intervening with new legislation. Which is SO detailed that it is going to have a lot of impact on the food ..

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Deposit on cans from 1 April 2023

28 March 2023

The first deposit can was handed in on 27 March 2023. This marks an important step towards the official start of the deposit system for cans as of 1 April. Cans with the deposit logo are now pouring in at supermarkets, c...

Test phase with smart shelf life indicator launched

28 March 2023

The NVWA and the Ministry of VWS are offering the Norwegian company Keep-It Technologies, in cooperation with a manufacturer, the opportunity to test a time and temperature indicator on food products for 24 months. This ...

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...

Quarter more sales for organic products in 2022

27 March 2023

Due to the growing supply of organic products, sales of organic products increased by 25% last year, according to new research by GfK (2023). 15% of the increase in sales was made up of increasing volume and 10% came fro...

Cabinet launches Industry Sustainability Program

27 March 2023

There are great opportunities for industry in the Netherlands to produce cleanly and reduce its negative impact on the living environment. To achieve this, the government will take more control and ensure more cohesion b...

Dutch consumption of bread rebounds

27 March 2023

Dutch bread consumption was on the rise again in 2022, but is not yet at pre-corona crisis levels. This is according to research by the Dutch Bakery Centre (NBC). As many as 92% of Dutch people aged 15 and above eat b...

Food Cabinet receives B Corp certification

27 March 2023

For over a decade, Food Cabinet has focused on a sustainable, fair and healthy food system. This is why the organisation chooses to work for and with brands, businesses and organisations that share these ambitions. "We f...

No large-scale food production in the sea for now

27 March 2023

There are high expectations for the production of food at sea, but the opportunities are limited, even with the latest technological options such as ecological engineering, argues theoretical biologist Jaap van der Meer ...

Commission sets criteria against greenwashing

23 March 2023

On 22 March 2023 the Commission proposed common criteria against greenwashing and misleading environmental claims. According to the proposal, when companies choose to make a ‘green claim' about their products or services...

Health Council wants integrated view on biotechnology

23 March 2023

Developments in biotechnology are moving fast. The promises are great: biotechnology can make an important contribution to achieving the United Nations' sustainable development goals and European and national objectives ...

TurtleTree launches first-ever animal-free lactoferrin

23 March 2023

TurtleTree, a global leader in animal-free functional dairy proteins, will today debut the world's first precision fermentation-produced lactoferrin —LF+—a high-value bioactive milk protein and one of the most powerful p...

The relation between diet and the immune system

23 March 2023

What is the role of nutrition on the immune system? Within the grant round "Nutrition-responsiveness of the immune system: interplay between infectious diseases and diet-related metabolic diseases and the potential for f...

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...

Coffee grounds as raw material for plastic products

23 March 2023

Flevoland Province is supporting start-up OVDesigns from Lelystad to set up a local circular chain around coffee grounds. OVDesigns will turn coffee grounds and recycled plastic into products such as trays and wall panel...

Hydrocarbons in food possible health concern

22 March 2023

EFSA experts provisionally concluded that mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH) do not pose a health concern. They also confirmed that some substances in the group known as mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) ar...