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Van Geloven: Lots of cheese, good crust, little dust

A tasty snack is partly characterized by a nice crispy crust. But applying a good, even breadcrumb layer while limiting dust formation and waste is no easy task. Van Geloven Cuijk therefore purchased the latest CrumbMast..

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Over a third of Dutch adults want to eat healthier

14 September 2023

A recent survey conducted by the CBS reveals that 36% of adult Dutch citizens have the ambition to eat healthier. Despite this intention, many find it challenging to resist the allure of unhealthy food, especially in the...

Dutch opt for healthier beverages en masse

14 September 2023

The Netherlands appears to be shifting towards healthier beverage choices. According to recent research, there's a widespread preference for water and zero-calorie drinks. The sugar content in top-brand sodas and waters ...

Collaboration boosts tempeh production in India

14 September 2023

In a landmark move for food production in India, CFSS B.V. and Marel India Pvt. Ltd. are joining forces. Together, they will upscale the production of tempeh, a protein-rich vegan product, to address the protein deficien...

More than simply applying a sticker

14 September 2023

Labeling a product is more than just applying a sticker. There are many factors to consider when choosing the right labeling system. Determining the right criteria in advance prevents the labeling system from becoming a ...

Increase in sustainable food expenditure

13 September 2023

According to the Sustainable Food Monitor 2022, compiled by Wageningen Economic Research, expenditures on sustainable food increased by 13% in 2022, reaching €10.8 billion. This is notable given the shift in consumer pur...

Falling dairy prices and their impact on the European market

12 September 2023

As the global dairy industry experiences fluctuations, the European dairy market faces unique challenges. Falling prices, inconsistencies in milk production due to variable weather conditions, and the shadow of global ma...

Reduced food waste in Dutch hospitality sector

12 September 2023

A recent report reveals that the hospitality sector in the Netherlands has wasted 9.2% less food compared to 2019. Despite this reduction, the wasted quantity still represents a staggering €647 million, an increase from ...

Column Judith Witte: Changing (food) patterns

11 September 2023

Is it due to climate change? Was the wind a tad different this year? Or is it just sheer coincidence? This late summer, there’s an unusual number of grasshoppers in our garden. And it’s not just there; they’re just as co...

'Eating insects? The world can't wait!'

11 September 2023

"Such a white mealworm has just moulted, deliciously soft. Try it," says Star Food CEO Wim Soetendaal. In addition to countless insects for animal feed, he now grows mealworms for human food. "The protein transition is u...

Plantbased the standard, meat the exception

11 September 2023

'The hype of meat substitutes seems to be over,' Rabobank reported in a report published in June 2023. 'Get ready for boredom' the bank warned further on in the report. Is that true? What does the market itself think abo...

What bacteria want - versus what you need

11 September 2023

The most common bacteria in the food industry require proteins, moisture, and oxygen to multiply. These 'ingredients' are abundant in the food industry, including in the production of new meat, fish, and dairy substitute...

Van Osch Snacks gets a lifeline from Jackit

11 September 2023

Fire in your business is cause for panic. How do you make sure you can resume production and supply customers as quickly as possible? At Van Osch Snacks in Zaltbommel, they kept their cool and called Jackit. In five days...

Opportunities China's alternative protein sector

11 September 2023

Researchers value China's market for plant-based, protein-rich foods at €10.7 billion, witnessing an annual growth rate of 14.1% from 2019 to 2023. This presents a golden opportunity for Dutch companies. Several facto...

Van der Zee packs with Proseal flatskin

11 September 2023

Artisan butcher Van der Zee in Twello has, since May 2023, a space of 8,600 m2 to process, package, and distribute meat. Van der Zee plant manager Willy Grooters: "The new flatskin packaging is a business card of the qua...

Column Pieter Vos: No pain, no push

11 September 2023

The protein transition is stagnating. The tipping point, crucial for a greener society, seems to be receding further and further into the future. The Central Government, in its campaign to nudge the public, suggests, “Gi...