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Slaughtering at night when it's hot isn't allowed yet

Pig slaughterhouses should be able to start slaughtering earlier in the night in warm weather, otherwise the temperature will rise too high. This is what various organisations, companies and stakeholders say to the NOS. ..

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Think bigger

13 November 2018

Digitisation has taken huge leaps in a relatively short amount of time. At Nutrilab, we already 'produce' an incredible amount of data through all our analyses and samples. And we are surely not the only ones. The mai...

'Your new employer is a robot'

13 November 2018

It's still hard to imagine, but in about ten to fifteen years, many people will be largely replaced by robots and artificial intelligence in many organisations. "That is good news! Provided that we take on the developmen...

Robotisation: Necessity, Wish, and Dream

13 November 2018

Bij planvorming en het opstellen van een programma van eisen bekruipt me vaak het gevoel met een stel kinderen door een supermarkt te lopen. Iedereen gooit van alles in de kar omdat het mooi, lekker en leuk is. Bij de ka...

A large circle is also circular

08 November 2018

Our Minister of Agriculture, Carola Schouten, has established her vision on agriculture under the heading 'Valuable & Connected'. The vision offers prospects for the animal chain and certainly for our meat industry a...

Nadia Menkveld: 'Food is politics'

09 October 2018

What are the effects of the growing populism in Italy on our fishing industry? And how does a decision made in the Kremlin affect a Dutch foodstuffs packaging company? These questions are part of the work territory of Na...


09 October 2018

I like a clean and tidy home. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. I have, as you might know by now, three teenagers living in my house. Just as so many other kids aged 12, 14 and 16, they have mastered the art ...

Solve the problem!

09 October 2018

Student 1: "Hey man, didn't they teach you to wash your hands after you peed?" Student 2: "No. They taught me not to pee all over my hands. Ha-ha!" Just a conversation between two posh students which I recently overheard...

Yuck, disgusting!

09 October 2018

A customer calls about a problem: 'It's possible that a small amount of hydrochloric acid entered our production process during cleaning activities. We cannot be sure. What do we have to do?'. Certified Institutions (...

Give it a good scrub

09 October 2018

Basically, I'm not a camping person. But even so, I plunged into the 'back to basics' camping life this summer. I loved it, the outdoor living with only the bare necessities was refreshing. And yet... there was one as...

Super simple

09 October 2018

Cleaning and disinfection is a recurring theme in our magazine. That's no surprise, as it is one of the most important subjects in the food industry. You can easily say it's of vital importance. You cannot guarantee f...

Consumers are the victom

02 October 2018

On 2 October 2018, the CBL sent a urgent letter to Minister Carola Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) calling for a vote against extending the bill on commercial practices. The original bill was inten...

It’s vibrant, it’s buzzing

11 September 2018

“Digital techniques will drastically change food production” Programme manager Food Innovations Joost Blankestijn says in the interview of this issue. Which impact do the developments have on companies, production, socie...

New look

11 September 2018

So much developments on the market. It’s hard to keep up. You want to switch faster, more often and more completely and you have to take steps to be several beats ahead. Reason for us to once again assess our activities ...

Climate change

11 September 2018

Years ago, I heard a conversation on the radio that has always stuck with me. ‘You need an incentive to innovate’ it was said. At this moment, climate change gives a strong incentive for innovation. The demand for more s...

Vlees beweegt de mens

11 September 2018

Vlees beweegt ons. Het is een onderwerp waar mens en maatschappij altijd wel een mening over hebben. Vlees is emotie: het is lekker, je wil het graag eten, maar liefst zonder bijsmaak of een zeker schuldgevoel. Thema’s r...