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Labor shortages push food industry towards robotics

Food manufacturers are heavily investing in robotics to address labor shortages. Robots can make production processes more efficient and improve working conditions, but their implementation is not straightforward. Raboba..

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Regulation on deforestation-free products effective end of 2024

19 July 2024

On December 30, 2024, the new EU regulation on deforestation-free products will come into effect. This regulation replaces the existing EU Timber Regulation (EUTR). The main goal is to prevent deforestation and forest de...

Million-euro grant for research on pathogens in plant-based products

19 July 2024

Researchers of Wageningen University & Research have received a grant of one million euros through the international platform Plant2Food. This funding is intended for a study on pathogens in plant-based products. The...

Supermarkets aim for sustainable cashews

19 July 2024

Dutch supermarkets, united under the Centraal Bureau Levensmiddelenhandel (CBL), have taken an ambitious step towards making their product range more sustainable. The goal is to have all private label cashew snack nuts s...

Red Band maker Cloetta waves gelatin goodbye

18 July 2024

Cloetta, known for brands like Red Band, Venco, and Sportlife, is taking steps toward vegan products to reduce its carbon footprint. This shift aligns with the growing demand for plant-based options and the company's sus...

Vision report | Digital and sustainable transformation

18 July 2024

How advanced are Food & Beverage companies in their digital transformation concerning sustainability? In this report, we discuss the progress and challenges of this transformation with 8 professionals. The Food &a...

Mars and FrieslandCampina reduce greenhouse gas emissions

18 July 2024

Mars and FrieslandCampina have initiated a new collaboration focused on accelerating the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in dairy production for Mars. This partnership offers additional rewards for member dairy far...

Nijsen and Insect Engineers join Insect Valley Europe

18 July 2024

Nijsen and Insect Engineers, leading players in insect farming and protein transition, have joined Insect Valley Europe (IVE). This initiative, supported by Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, the Province of Limburg, an...

Organic food contains unexpectedly high levels of toxins

17 July 2024

Young people who consume more organic food have higher levels of toxins in their blood and urine. This comes from a study by cancer expert Nick Van Larebeke. The research points to issues mainly in eggs, dairy, seeds, an...

Dutch consumers hesitant to embrace legumes as meat substitutes

17 July 2024

The National Bean Research by HAK reveals that 67% of Dutch people do not yet consider legumes, such as brown beans and lentils, as suitable meat substitutes. This is notable given the financial and ecological benefits o...

NVWA: Misleading claims about whole grain products

17 July 2024

Research by the Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit (NVWA) shows that more than a quarter of products labeled as whole grain are incorrectly marketed as such. Producers have received official warnings and administrat...

Ancient wheat holds promise for future generations

16 July 2024

Ancient wheat varieties are essential for developing new strains that are more resilient to climate change. A century ago, British plant scientist Arthur Watkins collected wheat samples from around the world. His collect...

10 years Fraud in the Dutch red meat industry

16 July 2024

The production and trade of red meat in the Netherlands is extensive and international, which makes supervision and detection complex and opens the door for fraud. Fraud can compromise food safety, animal health, and wel...

Unilever to cut 1 in 3 office jobs in Europe

16 July 2024

Unilever plans to cut one in three office jobs across Europe, significantly impacting offices in London and Rotterdam. A total of 3,200 jobs will be eliminated. Employees will be informed about the implications in the co...

Summer offer on used MULTIVAC machines

16 July 2024

MULTIVAC offers both new and refurbished machines. The refurbished tray sealers, thermoformers, labelers, and portioners have original parts and provide the same quality and warranties as new machines. They are ideal for...

Nomad Foods advocates for lower freezer temperatures

16 July 2024

Nomad Foods, known for brands like Birds Eye and iglo, presents the results of a new study on frozen food storage temperatures. Together with Campden BRI, the company investigated whether increasing the storage temperatu...