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Over 20 algae species admitted to European market

The Dutch food industry is poised for a significant shift, following the recent addition of over 20 algae species to the EU Novel Food Catalogue. This decision by the European Commission, in collaboration with the compet..

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Steps towards a waste free future

16 January 2019

On 15 January, Nestlé announced how it intends to achieve a waste-free future. The company is committed to the target of 100% of its packaging being recyclable or reusable by 2025. Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said: "Our...

New institute for food safety

15 January 2019

From 1 June 2019, RIKILT Wageningen University & Research and the Laboratory for Feed and Food Safety of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) will form a new institute. The new organization is ...

British Parliament votes on brexit deal

15 January 2019

On 15 January 2019, the British Parliament votes on the draft agreement that the United Kingdom concluded with the European Union in November on the brexit. This will regulate how the UK can leave the EU. However, many p...

Izico Food Group continues as GoodLife Foods

15 January 2019

From 1 February 2019, Izico Food Group will continue under its new name: GoodLife Foods. The new name is related to the already acquired company and also vegetarian brand Goodlife in the United Kingdom. "In addition t...

Record turnover foodservice

11 January 2019

The turnover of foodservice companies rose by 5.5% in 2018 to record revenue of more than € 20 billion. Consumers are clearly spending more and more outside the home. "The full terraces of 2018 were illustrative of the g...

IFFA 2019 – focus on packaging

11 January 2019

Packaging for foodstuffs, especially perishable products such as meat and sausages, calls for the highest standards in terms of packaging materials, machines and systems. In addition to traditional purposes, such as prot...

Meat export numbers fell in 2018

10 January 2019

In 2018 there were less positive figures compared to 2017, when the export value for the food sector increased by 6%. In 2018 (up to and including October), this percentage was modest (1.3%). Food exports to the EU were ...

No Fairytales active in 4 countries

10 January 2019

As of Monday 7 January 2019, the 45% vegetable tortillas of the Dutch company No Fairytales will be available throughout Denmark. Three Danish supermarket chains (Netto, Bilka and Føtex) will then start selling the colou...

The 7 food trends of 2019

07 January 2019

The new year has only just started and that is why IENS, the platform for searching and booking restaurants in Europe and a member of TheFork, presents The Dining Out Trends Report 2019 in collaboration with internationa...

VAT revenue grows to 50 billion

07 January 2019

On 1 January 2019, it was 50 years since VAT was introduced in the Netherlands. In 1969, the revenue from VAT amounted to 2.6 billion euro. In the meantime, this has risen to approximately 53 billion euro per year. After...

Global Animal Protein Outlook 2019

31 December 2019

Growth in global animal protein continues, but it is slowing. Uncertainty is a key theme for 2019. Uncertainty created by African swine fever, in trade, and with feed prices all contribute to the slowdown in production. ...

Prohibition of unanesthetized slaughter 2019

31 December 2019

Until now, unanesthetized slaughter was still allowed, purely for religious reasons. From 1 January 2019 this no longer applies. At the beginning of the new year there is a ban on unanesthetized slaughter in Flanders....

Food safety first priority NVWA

24 December 2018

In 2019, the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) will devote 52% of its available supervisory capacity to food safety. This is stated in NVWA's annual plan for 2019, which was presented to the Lower H...

Change in NVWA rates 2019

24 December 2018

The fees charged by the Dutch Food and Product Authority (NVWA) to companies for inspections, re-inspections, system supervision, certification, sampling and analysis will change on January 1, 2019. The rates of the N...

Tackling bacteria in poultry sector

24 December 2018

The approach to Campylobacter and Salmonella in the poultry sector in the Netherlands has been successful. This is the conclusion of the Dutch association for the poultry processing industry; Nepluvi. The number of human...