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In March, MULTIVAC's Summit 2021 will start covering all aspects of food processing and packaging. The first two virtual events, from 8 to 11 March 2021, will focus on "Sustainability & Digitization" and "Solutions f..

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Assortment of Maaslander completely vegetarian

01 March 2021

The entire Maaslander assortment will be completely vegetarian. Maaslander has also reached another milestone: it is the first player in the cheese category to switch to fully recyclable plastic packaging, which contains...

An optimal food label for allergy information

23 February 2021

Walk into a random supermarket and you will be overwhelmed by the sheer diversity of products and labels. This may not be a problem for most people, but if you have to take a food allergy into account, it is. The numerou...

7 European countries want to ease Nutri-Score usage

15 February 2021

The competent authorities of Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland announce an internationally coordinated cooperation to facilitate the use of the Nutri-Score nutrition label on th...

Empack 2021 moved to September 8 & 9, 2021

10 February 2021

The upcoming physical edition of the packaging trade fair Empack has been moved to 8 & 9 September 2021. The trade fair was scheduled to take place on 31 March and 1 April 2021 in Brabanthallen 's-Hertogenbosch, but ...

Mandatory European food choice logo? Not before 2023

09 February 2021

The European Commission has asked the European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) to provide scientific advice to support the development of a future EU-wide system of mandatory nutrition labeling on packaging. They are al...

RedStar takes significant step in reducing plastic

08 February 2021

Tomato specialist RedStar has succeeded in further reducing the amount of plastic used for supermarket packaging. By expanding a special production line, even more tomatoes can now be packed: in thin plastic trays instea...

Transparency about environmental impact

08 February 2021

Late last year, Azura Group became the first tomato producer and supermarket supplier to achieve carbon neutrality for all its operations; from the farm to the consumer's plate. In March 2021, this will also be visible t...

New technology recycles entire cardboard beverage containers

05 February 2021

Recon Polymers BV, a sustainable startup based in Roosendaal, the Netherlands, has introduced a new technological solution for recycling all components from cardboard beverage containers. The innovative method makes it p...

KIDV and KVK launch Business Challenge Innovative Packaging

28 January 2021

The Sustainable Packaging Knowledge Institute (KIDV) and the Chamber of Commerce (KVK) will launch the Business Challenge Innovative Packaging on 28 January 2021. Companies can submit a packaging challenge related to pac...

Transition Time! A Circular Economy for Plastics

15 January 2021

The Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) wants to accelerate the transition to a circular economy for plastics. An integral approach aimed at groundbreaking innovation and cooperation is necessary now. Primarily bec...

More research into the effects of microplastics

13 January 2021

On Monday 11 January 2021, the knowledge agenda on microplastics and health was presented to Stientje van Veldhoven, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management. Commissioned by the Ministry of I&W, ZonMw...

Moving towards a low-plastic world

12 January 2021

As a pioneer in the packaging industry, MULTIVAC has been working for years to offer its customers alternative plastic-saving packaging options. There are plenty of opportunities to meet all plastic saving and recycling ...

FrieslandCampina switches to 100% recycled PET bottles

08 January 2021

As of February 2021, FrieslandCampina will produce PET bottles from 100% recycled PET (rPET). Because a PET bottle can only be recycled if the consumer has removed the label, FrieslandCampina's Research & Development...

Consumers' Association: 'Consumers don't trust label'.

08 January 2021

Almost everyone is busy living a healthier life. Whether it's eating healthier (66%), losing weight (45%) or getting fitter (73%). Almost all Dutch people (91%) are interested in one or more of these themes, according to...

Finnish institute makes PEF from citrus peels

05 January 2021

The shift from fossil to renewable bio-plastics requires new efficient methods. The Finnish research institute VTT has developed a new technology to use pectin-containing agricultural waste, such as citrus peelings and s...