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Complicated packaging

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..

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"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...

Logo use with BRC certification

29 October 2019

There is a lot of confusion about using the right logo for BRC8. Many companies either have no idea that this is an issue, or it is not clear to them how to deal with it. In order to obtain the certification, a company h...

BoerBurgerBeweging wants law Right to Agriculture

17 October 2019

The political party BoerBurgerBeweging wants the Netherlands to have a law on the Right to Agriculture. This law should better safeguard the livelihoods of farmers and horticulturists and protect farmers better. When BBB...

Cybersecurity

07 October 2019

My son is gaming. The door of his room is open and I hear him laughing and talking to a friend. They discuss game tactics via Discord and occasionally talk about something personal. The friend is miles away, in his own r...

"Use qualities of tradition for transformation"

07 October 2019

By turning cooking and agriculture into a new nature, man has established a dominant position in the food chain, says scientist and philosopher Koert van Mensvoort. The food industry is also on its way to becoming a Next...

Common sense

07 October 2019

Nutri-Score, yes or no? The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport has not yet decided, the FNLI awaits the outcome of the government investigation before agreeing to a food choice logo, the Consumers' Association is in f...

Smart, smart, smart

07 October 2019

'Smart'; it may sound future-oriented and trendy, but it's a dragon with many faces. We are far from overseeing the consequences.  You can't transform digitally in one day, but it goes quickly. At breakneck speed...