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Marijke Evers on the succession of Henny Swinkels

As of 1 January Henny Swinkels is only ambassador of the veal group VanDrie Group. In Marijke Evers (29) he has a good successor. It is now up to this young and ambitious lady to lead the world's largest veal integrat..

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Energy transition

09 March 2020

Do you remember? Working in groups on a project at school; that often caused a lot of stress. There were always one or more lazy students among them who didn't do anything, didn't keep appointments, leaned back comfortab...

The pitfalls of seduction

09 March 2020

Marketing is seduction and that involves a certain exaggeration. But exaggeration is not without risks: seduction can turn into deception. And that is forbidden.   Storytelling is trending in food marketing. Wher...

Green deal 2040 - CO2 neutral

09 March 2020

Down with the gas, all electric. The power of our gas grid is 10 times that of the electricity grid. If we save 60% on gas energy, the capacity of the electricity network still has to be increased four times. Who is goin...

Sustainability is thinking ahead

09 March 2020

Nothing remains the same, not even your company. Where will you be in 25 years? Will your company still make the same products, will you still provide the same service? Do you still exist? We live in a 'VUCA world', lett...

NVWA: Sulphite in meat not yet eradicated

24 February 2020

During an inspection by the Dutch Food Product Safety Authority (NVWA) at the end of 2019, 15% of the companies inspected, which are known to have purchased sulphite in recent years, were found to be using prohibited sul...

Complicated packaging

10 February 2020

Packaging's great. You can set up (allergen) information, ensure food safety, seduce consumers with attractive shapes and colours, and keep cookies, soup and tomatoes together during necessary transport.  But onc...

"Choosing the right packaging is challenging"

10 February 2020

How can the food sector move towards less plastic and more recyclable and recycled packaging? There are no unambiguous answers, but there are opposing demands and interests and thus major dilemmas. We will discuss this w...

The packaging as a package of happiness

10 February 2020

Packaging has a clear purpose, especially with food. The user with his wishes and expectations is by no means always the starting point. Ensuring food safety is. And the choice of form, material and execution is often al...

Column Maarten Wolsing: Imagine

10 February 2020

Imagine a world without plastic waste. The world has become a garbage dump. There's rubbish everywhere. No eye-catcher or Ocean Cleanup can beat that. How are we going to pass the Earth on to future generations? Older...

Holland, where's the direction?

10 February 2020

In N70, the conservation year 1970, the information on nitrogen that we are talking about now was already known. See the reports on the ageing of the Strabrechtse Heide and De Peel from 1968/1970. How weird that 'we' now...

I see what you don't see...

11 November 2019

'Clean' is a direct result after cleaning and disinfection. Right? That sounds simple and straightforward. Let's get started! But it's not that easy. When I read that 'cycling is now very clean', this means that the cycl...

"Minister Schouten is committed to short food chain"

11 November 2019

In order to stimulate the sale of more regional products, Minister Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality organises, among other things, a trade mission in her own country. Rudi Buis, senior spokesman for the M...

A tidy feeling

11 November 2019

The term 'clean' is a topic of discussion in our industry. When does something meet this standard? The first impression plays an important role: is it tidy and dust-free? Is the line 'clean'? Do you immediately get the f...

How do I kill my building?

11 November 2019

Cleaning with 80 bar pressure is like washing your china with a jet of grit. To make it complete, we use extreme alkalis and acids; that cleans up nice and fast. The result: concrete floors are transformed into washed ou...

Communication

11 November 2019

Writing articles is an art, listening carefully to the market and informing people about issues that concern them is a must, and visual material for articles is often a big challenge. Not to mention communication with th...