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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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Online editie februari 2023: Duurzame productielijnen

06 February 2023

De voedingssector ligt onder een vergrootglas als het gaat om duurzaamheid. Niet zo vreemd, want het hele systeem van voedselproductie, verpakken, distribueren en consumptie heeft een enorme impact op d...

Column Judith Witte: Outlook on the future

06 February 2023

Sometimes, when I read my newspaper in the morning, I get desperate. The problems are SO big. The reports on climate change, deforestation and biodiversity loss give me a stomach ache. It makes me glum that the energy tr...

My ERP: Food Management Made Easy

06 February 2023

The food sector is under pressure: there are high requirements for freshness, quality and speed. Moreover, full traceability of products and processes must be guaranteed at all times. Intelligent use of IT for planning a...

From orange peels to sustainable raw material

06 February 2023

Give PeelPioneers 50,000 kilos of orange peels and they transform it into raw materials for use in biscuits, perfumes, etc. But how do they do it? And what does their lubrication look like with all those caustic juices? ...

Column Pieter Vos: More grip on the unconscious

06 February 2023

Did you know that we make only 2 to 4 per cent of our decisions really consciously? Ever had a hangover? Eaten too much that made you nauseous? Crossed a red light and barely escaped being hit by a car? We like to think ...

Proseal Casepacker CP2 - the end-of-line solution

06 February 2023

With the CP2 casepacker, Sismatec and Proseal offer the end-of-line solution for automatically packing trays, punnets and buckets (with topseal or lid) into crates and boxes at speeds of up to 110 packs per minute. This ...

Roy Meenderink: Pointing out issues

06 February 2023

You don't hear any different. 'We have to become more sustainable'. You know, it's necessary to preserve our earth. Yet I can almost hear you thinking: "It's all expensive enough. What will it cost me?'  You cut ...

Avoid 3 major pitfalls when buying ERP package

06 February 2023

When you are looking for a component or a completely new ERP system, there are several pitfalls you would like to avoid. To help you find the ERP system and partner that best suits your business, we have developed an ...

Sustainability claims: 'Don't mislead, that will be big trouble'

06 February 2023

Better for the planet! A more sustainable choice! If you develop or market a sustainable food product, as an entrepreneur you will naturally want to mention this on the packaging and in advertising. However, there are mo...

What to do in case of grid congestion?

06 February 2023

The electricity grid is reaching its limits. At (new) industrial estates, 'the power is running out'. Suddenly you were hearing it everywhere: 'grid congestion' was the new buzz word at the end of 2022.  The Clim...

Pump purchase price becoming less important

06 February 2023

Due to the global rise in the price of raw materials, pumps have become significantly more expensive over the past two years. However, energy prices have risen even faster. Verder and Packo, both specialists in industria...

Column Saskia Stender: Thirty years, time flies

06 February 2023

Thirty years ago, I sat down with Klaas and Monique Dijkstra to send out the OSV's very first mailing. A bag of watercress seeds and a cotton ball. The question was whether the recipient wanted to germinate this seed wit...

Winnaars HAS Food Experience 2023

06 February 2023

Op 31 januari 2023 werden de felbegeerde FoodmanShip Awards uitgereikt aan negen veelbelovende jonge talenten die (bijna) klaar zijn om de arbeidsmarkt te betreden. Deze studenten van HAS green academy bedachten allemaal...

Enhanced sustainability claims rules take effect

02 February 2023

The Sustainability Advertising Code came into force on Wednesday 1 February 2023. The new code applies to all sustainability claims, i.e. environmental claims as well as ethical claims. The new code replaces the Envir...

Verbufa & Moulin-Debaillie are now called: Handtmann

01 February 2023

Since its acquisition in April 2021, Verbufa is officially part of the Handtmann Group. From 1 February 2023, Moulin-Debaillie (Verbufa's agent for Belgium and Luxembourg) is also fully integrated, with both companies co...