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Construction: Important considerations for food entrepreneurs

You want to expand or renovate. So, you decide to build! Once you’ve made that decision, questions start arising. What materials will you choose? Are they sustainable? How does this choice affect fire safety? What about ..

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Global dairy market starts 2024 with uncertainty

07 May 2024

The global dairy industry is facing challenges. A reduction in the dairy herd in exporting regions such as the United States and South America has led to decreased milk supply. This decline is due to persistently low pro...

New sustainability compensation for fruit and vegetables

07 May 2024

Stichting Milieukeur (SMK) has been given the green light by the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) to introduce a sustainability compensation for fruit and vegetable producers. This decision follows a thorough re...

Insects as protein source: calculation model provides insights

07 May 2024

Wageningen University & Research has developed an innovative calculation model that assesses the economic viability of insect farming as a protein source. This model determines whether large-scale insect production i...

Meat consumption in Europe decreases by 4.5 kilograms per person

07 May 2024

Over the past four years, meat consumption in Europe has significantly decreased. Recent research by Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft, published by the German trade magazine TopAgrar, indicates a decrease of 4.5 kilo...

ING: Social aspect crucial for the future of food companies

06 May 2024

The influence of ESG principles in the Dutch food industry is growing. Food companies are increasingly focusing on the social component of their operations. This marks a shift from purely economic goals to a broader focu...

Green trends in the tuna industry

03 May 2024

The tuna industry, a sector long criticized for overfishing and environmental damage, is now showing its best side. With improved fishing techniques and stricter traceability, the sector is heading towards a more sustain...

Legal loophole: no Tax for Appelsientje with dairy

02 May 2024

Appelsientje has recently attracted attention by circumventing the soft drink tax through a legal maneuver: adding a small amount of dairy to their products. This practice, while fully compliant with existing legislation...

Lidl Belgium lowers prices of plant-based products

02 May 2024

Lidl Belgium has announced an expansion of its range of plant-based protein products, along with a simultaneous price reduction. From May 15th, the prices of these products will be permanently lowered. This move is part ...

Innovative projects for plastic recycling launched

02 May 2024

Plastic recycling in the Netherlands has been given a boost with the approval of four innovative projects by RVO. These projects, funded under the Circular Plastics NL programme, aim to fully close the loop on plastic us...

Meat sector seeks delay in UK physical inspections

01 May 2024

The Dutch meat industry is viewing the upcoming physical inspections of animal and plant products in the United Kingdom with concern. These inspections are set to commence on Tuesday, 30 April. The Central Organisation f...

Kips launches plant-based cream cheese alternative

01 May 2024

With growing interest in plant-based foods, Kips is expanding its range to include a plant-based alternative to cream cheese. The launch of this new product line marks a significant expansion in Kips's range of plant-bas...

Stability in the European pork market

30 April 2024

The European pork market remains calm, showing signs of stability and modest production growth. This trend is driven by higher margins that have led to increased production in some countries, such as Spain and Poland. Th...

Ban on smoke flavours affects food industry

26 April 2024

The European Commission has decided to ban the use of smoke flavours in food products. This decision was approved by the member states on April 24. The ban extends the approval of eight smoke flavours which, after a tran...

Turkey seeks protected status for traditional döner

25 April 2024

Turkey has recently applied to the European Union to register the name "döner" as a "guaranteed traditional specialty." This would mean that only döner prepared with specific ingredients and methods could continue to car...

Potato prices keep rising in Northwest Europe

25 April 2024

For the fourth consecutive year, potato prices in Northwest Europe, including the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany, remain above average. This also applies to processed products such as fries and crisps. The ong...