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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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Vion Revises Business Portfolio in Germany

16 January 2024

In line with trends across the meat industry, Vion Food Group, a leading international producer of meat and plant-based alternatives, is adjusting its strategy in key markets, particularly in Germany. Vion has outline...

IFF, Unilever and WUR Enhance Flavor of Meat Alternatives

16 January 2024

International flavor and fragrance producer IFF is joining forces with Unilever and Wageningen University and Research (WUR) to address flavor challenges in plant-based meats. In a four-year project, IFF and Unilever ...

Limited growth space for the food industry in 2024

16 January 2024

The prospects for the food and beverage industry in 2024 indicate limited room for production growth, according to ING. Despite decreasing inflation, growth expectations for private consumption in the Netherlands and the...

NBC: Whole Grain Bread as Delicious as Brown Bread

15 January 2024

Whole grain bread is often not considered the tastiest option when it comes to bread choices, but recent research from the Dutch Bakery Centre (NBC) debunks this perception. During Bread Week, from January 22 to 28, NBC ...

Opportunities for Bread in Emerging Protein Trends

15 January 2024

Food development trends, arising from consumer needs, economic shifts, and societal changes, present both opportunities and challenges for the bakery sector. Whole grain bread, with its diverse health benefits, plays a c...

Beyond Meat Introduces Beyond Steak in the Netherlands

15 January 2024

Beyond Meat unveils Beyond Steak® for the first time in the Netherlands during the Horecava 2024. This launch follows the recent introduction of Beyond Chicken-Style products, extending the range committed to offering pl...

Trade in Vegetables and Fruits 2023: Setbacks and Triumphs

15 January 2024

Energy prices and unpredictable weather had a significant impact on the trade in vegetables and fruits in 2023, particularly affecting the production of greenhouse vegetables such as tomatoes. These challenges resulted i...

Vegetables and fruits consumption declines in 2023

12 January 2024

The costs of food saw an average increase of 12 percent in 2023, with vegetables and fruits experiencing the least noticeable price hike at just 7 percent. Despite this relatively modest increase, the consumption of fres...

Pringles shifts to recyclable paper packaging

11 January 2024

Pringles is ushering in an environmentally friendly change to its iconic canister. The familiar cylindrical packaging, launched in 1970, is undergoing a transformation with a paper base replacing the traditional metal en...

Seafood on the rise: 20% increase in production expected

10 January 2024

DNV foresees a 20% surge in marine seafood production by 2050, driven by a doubling of marine aquaculture and nearly tripling of finfish production, according to the recently published Seafood Forecast. While global capt...

Colubris Cleantech Celebrates 40th Anniversary

09 January 2024

The Winterswijk based family-owned business, Colubris Cleantech, marks its 40th year milestone. Founded by Gertie van den Hurk, the machine and construction company has evolved over four decades into a globally renowned ...

Upfield Launches Plastic-Free Tub for Plant Butters

09 January 2024

Upfield, a global leader in plant-based foods, has introduced the world's first plastic-free and recyclable paper tub for its plant butters and spreads. Created in collaboration with Footprint, MCC, and Pagès Group, this...

Significant Amount of Nanoplastics Found Bottled Water

09 January 2024

Plastic has become deeply entrenched in every facet of our daily lives. Recent research from Columbia University provides new insights into nanoplastics, particles smaller than a micrometer. What's truly staggering? Ther...

Dutch Slaughterhouses Process 6% Fewer Pigs

08 January 2024

In the past year, Dutch slaughterhouses have observed a significant decline of approximately 6% in pig processing compared to the previous year. Consequently, they collectively dipped below the threshold of 15 million pr...

UK Supermarkets Face Plastic Packaging Ban for Fruit and Veg

08 January 2024

The UK government is considering new regulations that could eliminate pre-packed fruit and vegetable packaging in supermarkets. The proposed laws, slated for implementation in 2024, aim to reduce plastic waste by encoura...