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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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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...

IFOAM takes Eco-Score to court

31 January 2023

Actors involved in the ecological transition have high expectations of information systems, like labels, related to the environmental impact of products and services. Information systems should speed up the ecological tr...

Beans in bread: a revolutionary idea?

31 January 2023

Researchers and chefs at the University of Reading aim to encourage British consumers and food producers to switch to bread containing faba beans (commonly known as broad beans), making it healthier and less damaging to ...

Output prices poultry slaughterhouses highest

31 January 2023

In the first 11 months of 2022, food industry output prices rose by an average of 20.5 percent. Leading the way are poultry slaughterhouses, which increased by a whopping 32.1 percent during this period. Bread and pasta ...

Plastic-saving packaging of fruit and vegetables

31 January 2023

Responding to the trend in sustainable packaging, MULTIVAC, is highlighting its plastic-saving packaging solutions at the upcoming Fruit Logistica trade fair. From 8 to 10 February 2023, they will show a variety of packa...

VanDrie and Gosschalk conclude a declaration of intent

30 January 2023

The VanDrie Group and Exportslachterij J. Gosschalk en Zn. B.V. announce on 30 January 2023 that they have signed a declaration of intent under which the VanDrie Group will acquire a majority stake in Gosschalk. This agr...

Renewi converts food waste into volatile fatty acids

30 January 2023

Renewi Organics focuses on processing organic waste streams including expired products. Together with IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Renewi Organics published a scientific article on the production of volatile ...