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New allergen policy, stricter regulations

Effective January 1, 2026, a new allergen policy will be implemented in the Netherlands. "Our goal was to establish clarity; we aimed to reach agreements that everyone could support," says Yvonne Huigen, Coordinating Spe..

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introduce new series cross-web labellers

07 March 2024

MULTIVAC is set to unveil its new CL 1 series cross-web labellers at Anuga FoodTec. Designed for compact thermoforming packaging machines, these labellers can be integrated into both new and existing machines. Featuring ...

EU sets strict packaging standards from 2030

07 March 2024

The European Union has recently taken a significant step in its commitment to sustainability. On Monday, March 4th, the European Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement on new regulations for packaging mat...

99% circular nutrition achievable by 2030

07 March 2024

A recent study by Van Hall Larenstein and NIZO Food Research reveals that significant reduction of the carbon footprint in the food processing industry is possible. Researchers Peter de Jong, Franciska Woudstra-van Lune,...

Dairy industry: Balancing growth and challenges

06 March 2024

The Dutch dairy market faces challenges and opportunities in 2024. Rabobank highlights the current situation and future expectations in this dynamic sector. In the first half of 2024, we observe a decline in milk supp...

CBS: In 2023, 25% of main meals were vegetarian

06 March 2024

In 2023, a quarter of all main meals eaten in the Netherlands were vegetarian, as revealed by the CBS Health Survey/Lifestyle Monitor 2023. This shift in dietary preferences indicates a growing trend towards plant-based ...

De 10 best gelezen verhalen van februari 2024

06 March 2024

Februari 2024 was een maand vol interessante ontwikkelingen in de voedingsindustrie, en we hebben de tien meest gelezen verhalen voor je op een rij gezet. Van de verschuiving van Boermarke naar plantaardige producten, to...

63% of the Dutch are done with 'meat police'

06 March 2024

The National Week Without Meat & Dairy finds itself at the heart of an increasingly sharp and divided public opinion. A significant 63% of Dutch citizens firmly oppose what they perceive as the 'meat police'. This 'm...

Majority of consumers doubt safety of processed foods

05 March 2024

Recent research by the EIT Food Consumer Observatory shows European consumers are concerned about the impact of ultra-processed foods on their health. The study reveals that 65% of European consumers believe ultra-proces...

Dutch agricultural export sees modest growth in 2023

05 March 2024

In 2023, the Dutch agricultural export experienced modest growth. According to data from Wageningen Economic Research (WEcR) and the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), €123.8 billion worth of agricultural goods were exp...

Processed foods: Time for an honest discussion

05 March 2024

The Dutch food industry faces a challenge in creating a balanced discussion about processed foods. Jaap Seidell, Professor of Nutrition and Health at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, has recently highlighted the potenti...

The Vegetarian Butcher launches Cordon Blij

04 March 2024

In line with the National Week Without Meat and Dairy, an event highlighting the shift towards more plant-based diets, The Vegetarian Butcher introduces a striking new creation. The Cordon Blij, a vegan version of the tr...

Online edition March 2024 | Packaging

04 March 2024

The March issue of Vakblad Voedingsindustrie focuses on packaging. What trends and developments will the food packaging industry face? Changes in legislation have a significant impact. What does the ...

Column Judith Witte: Light and life

04 March 2024

Easter is almost upon us. In the supermarkets, we're inundated with temptations. Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, Easter bread, Easter cookies, and 'everything for an elaborate Easter brunch'. A celebration of sweets, exclus...

Maarten Schutyser: 'Food drying needs to be more efficient'

04 March 2024

Prof. Dr. Ir. Maarten Schutyser was appointed as a personal professor of Drying and Dense Food Processing in the Food Process Engineering group at Wageningen University & Research as of January 1, 2024. His research ...

Food packaging: New laws, new opportunities

04 March 2024

What trends and developments will the food packaging industry face? Changes in legislation have a significant impact. What does the market demand, and how do you respond to it? What will be the biggest challenge in the c...