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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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New insights in protein production by Bacillus subtilis

22 February 2024

Dutch researchers from the University of Groningen have made significant strides in understanding the protein secretion processes of Bacillus subtilis. These findings could change the biotechnological industry, spanning ...

Decrease in German meat production in 2023

21 February 2024

German meat production experienced a significant decrease in 2023. Preliminary data from the Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) shows that commercial slaughterhouses produced 6.8 million tons of meat last year. This repre...

Magioni introduces American pancakes with vegetables

21 February 2024

Magioni, known for its innovative vegetable pizza bases, is once again making waves in the Dutch market. This time, they're adding a creative twist to the well-known breakfast classic: American Pancakes. These fresh, rea...

Metal particles found in Merba products

21 February 2024

Merba Bakery has recently issued a statement regarding the discovery of small metal particles in some of their products. This issue came to light following complaints from consumers, raising concerns among customers and ...

Van Gelder expands with meat and fish alternatives

20 February 2024

Van Gelder, a leading name in the Dutch fruit and vegetable (AGF) sector, is set to unveil a new plant-based range this spring. The company, known for its daily deliveries of fresh fruits and vegetables to the hospitalit...

NVWA: Elevated acrylamide levels in gingerbread

20 February 2024

Recent research conducted by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has revealed that over half of the gingerbreads sampled contained excessive levels of acrylamide. This substance can be harmful to ...

German government releases national food strategy

20 February 2024

Earlier this year, the German government unveiled its inaugural national food strategy, aimed at promoting healthy eating for all citizens. Emphasizing health and sustainability, the strategy comprises various ambitions ...

Validating green claims: transparency for EU firms

19 February 2024

The European Commission took a crucial step on February 14, 2024, by outlining the validation process for environmental marketing claims in response to the growing issue of greenwashing. As an addition to the existing EU...

ABN AMRO: Major crises in food industry are behind us

19 February 2024

The Dutch food industry has weathered a period of immense challenges, ranging from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to energy crises and inflation peaks. Many of these excesses seem to finally be diminishing, but stru...

New EU regulations to reduce food waste

16 February 2024

The European Union has adopted new measures to support the circular economy by addressing food waste. On Wednesday, February 14, members of the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment unanimously voted for the...

Stagnation of organic products in Dutch supermarkets 2024

16 February 2024

The recent EKO count by PAN-NL in the five largest Dutch supermarkets shed a critical light on the state of affairs regarding fresh organic produce. With a focus on potatoes, vegetables, and fruit (PVF) on the shelves, t...

Slavakto becomes part of Vakbeurs Foodspecialiteiten

15 February 2024

Butchers can anticipate an annual trade fair, thanks to a collaboration between Slavakto Foundation and Stichting Foodspecialiteiten (Specialty Foods Foundation). This alliance results in a more comprehensive fresh produ...

Waste Fund advocates for Minister of Circular Economy

15 February 2024

The Waste Fund Packaging has an urgent message for Dutch politics: we need a Minister of Circular Economy. In a recent open letter addressed to the new informateur and the Second Chamber, the fund advocates for a higher ...

The seven key veggie trends for 2024

15 February 2024

The Vegetarian Society predicts seven significant trends in the realm of vegetarian and vegan food for 2024. These trends are rooted in thorough data analysis, including insights from the Vegamonitor by Panelwizard and o...

Week Without Meat & Dairy Supported by 51 Partners

14 February 2024

Support for the National Week Without Meat & Dairy continues to grow, with an impressive 51 partners committing to the campaign this year. Enthusiasm from the food industry remains high, with a wide range of well-kno...