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Packaging: sustainable versus political gain

The European Commission is 'through with it': the EU's packaging waste policy has failed. That is why the EU is intervening with new legislation. Which is SO detailed that it is going to have a lot of impact on the food ..

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Packaging innovations in the spotlight at Empack

06 March 2023

On 5 & 6 April 2023, the 20th edition of Empack will take place in Brabanthallen Den Bosch at the same time as Packaging Innovations and Automation4Packaging. This creates a meeting point where the top of the entire pack...

Get a grip on food

06 March 2023

Hardly anywhere is getting a grip on your business processes as crucial, and at the same time as challenging, as in the food industry. This puts a continuous strain on your margins, on processes and on people - and thus ...

Saskia Stender: Why do I like my job so much?

06 March 2023

Well that's not so difficult. From the first invitation that goes out my mailbox for an OSV event to the day of the event itself, I walk around with a smile on my face. With every reminder, I receive so many nice comment...

Posters Meat, Fish, Fruit and Vegetables and Dairy

06 March 2023

Through the trade magazine Voedingsindustrie we distribute the poster VLEES, VIS, FRUIT & VEGETABLES and since 2022 also the poster DAIRY. On the posters you will find the structure of the various processing industri...

Will seaweed soon be an everyday product?

02 March 2023

Seaweed is not yet an everyday product for many people, but people are positively surprised when they find out, for instance, that seaweed can replace plastic packaging material or that it improves the quality and taste ...

NIZO studies microbial risks plant-based

02 March 2023

Consumers are embracing the trend to include more plant-based foods in their diet, leading to a strong increase in the development of plant protein-based foods. New plant ingredients, however, often contain unknown types...

Food producer cornered by EU deforestation-free sourcing law

02 March 2023

In the fight against deforestation, the European Union recently adopted a new regulation. This regulation raises the bar for sustainable sourcing of various raw materials and will therefore have a significant impact on m...

European food systems: Sustainable with data

01 March 2023

Can data help us make European food systems more sustainable? 'Yes,' argue researchers from the Data4Food2030 project, '...provided we manage data well and build trust among all stakeholders.' There is still work to be d...

Indonesia and the Netherlands want sustainable palm oil

01 March 2023

To address the environmental and social aspects of palm oil production, Indonesia (the world’s largest palm oil producer) has made big steps in improving sustainable production of palm oil. Sustainable production of palm...

Plant protein from the Netherlands: wanted and unknown

01 March 2023

Interest in foods containing protein produced in the Netherlands has risen sharply over the past five years. However, the recognition and value of plant proteins such as legumes and nuts is low, unlike meat and dairy. Su...

Shrinkflation: consumers pay more for less

28 February 2023

Consumers are extremely annoyed by sneaky price increases. This is evident from the reports the Consumers' Association received on its helpline Honest. Of over 1,500 reports, 900 were about shrinkflation. In this case, t...

Two-thirds of vegetarian burgers are unhealthy

27 February 2023

The composition of almost two-thirds of vegetarian burgers is not very healthy. This is according to research by the Dutch Consumers' Association. According to the organisation, the nutritional value is easy to improve. ...

Fishermen declare state of emergency and ask king for help

27 February 2023

Dutch fishermen face a crisis as the European Union plans to close all Natura 2000 areas at sea to fishing. This proposal is facing strong opposition from the fishing industry. The fishermen have declared a state of emer...

3D food printing at industrial scale almost a reality

27 February 2023

Gastronology has started construction of a production site for 3D food printing on an industrial scale in collaboration with Budelfood, part of the Budelpack Group.  Construction of the dedicated '3D food print' ...

ABN: Stagnation in meat substitutes can be reversed

27 February 2023

Throughout 2022, sales of meat substitutes in Dutch supermarkets fell by 5 per cent. A major cause of the sales decline is that consumers bought their food less often in supermarkets and went back to restaurants more oft...