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New packaging line Vleems

Fast snacks from the microwave are popular, if we consider the growth of Vleems Convenience Snacks. A new packaging machine is in the making. It will allow larger quantities of the convenience products to be packaged in ..

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Flowpack for meat contributes to sustainability

10 May 2021

Packaging fresh meat in a flow pack instead of a dish fits in well with the sustainability targets the Dutch meat industry wants to achieve: 30% energy savings in 2030 compared to 2010.  Central Butcher ProMessa ...

Poster potato, fruit and vegetables

04 May 2021

For years we have been distributing the poster VLEES (MEAT) and the poster VIS (FISH) through the trade journal Voedingsindustrie. Last year we were regularly asked if we could make an extra poster, as several companies ...

Pioneering labelling for pizzas

28 April 2021

Automatic labelling, high-quality appearance and a large information area with an unobstructed view of the product: MULTIVAC's full wrap labelling solution for pizzas and other flat foods fulfils the requirements in ever...

Process optimisation with Repak

12 April 2021

There is a trend among producers of fresh potatoes and fries in the Benelux towards process optimisation: higher capacity with fewer people. Repak's thermoformers offer a solution that is tailored to the needs of the ind...

LEGISLATION and ingredients

12 April 2021

The growing demand for plant-based products, alternative protein sources and a more sustainable food system inevitably goes hand in hand with new and adapted legislation, also with regard to food labelling. In this artic...

Food additives and their functionality

12 April 2021

Food products have a structure, colour, taste, smell and a certain shelf life. To make and/or improve these aspects, functional additives such as emulsifiers, stabilizers, thickeners and modified starches are used. Howev...

Sustainable food packaging without quality loss

30 March 2021

With the global movement to reduce plastic use and waste, food producers are in a difficult position. Plastic remains the best material for food packaging. After all, products packaged in plastic have a much longer shelf...

Packaging solutions in Food

30 March 2021

How can the shelf life of delicate products be extended? How can the consumption of packaging materials be reduced? What sustainable packaging concepts does MULTIVAC offer especially for fresh produce and convenience foo...

Albert Heijn scraps plastic bags for fruit and vegetables

25 March 2021

Albert Heijn will stop using plastic bags at the fruit and vegetable department. This saves 130 million bags - or 243,000 kilos of plastic - per year. Customers can now use sustainable fresh bags. These are washable and ...

KIDV publishes fact sheet on environmental claims

22 March 2021

Packaging regularly states that it is '100% recyclable' or 'fully compostable'. When can one use such a claim and when is it false and potentially misleading for consumers? The Sustainable Packaging Knowledge Institute p...

NVWA publishes handbook nutrition and health claims

19 March 2021

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has published a Manual of Nutrition and Health Claims. Claims can appear on food labels, but also in leaflets, on websites and in (social) media. Claims, includ...

More plastic reuse through chemical recycling

15 March 2021

Soon, a cheese package may become a cheese package again thanks to a new way of recycling plastic. In this new technique, the plastic from food packaging is broken down at high temperatures, so that the recycled plastic ...

UU: Producer not responsible enough for circular economy

11 March 2021

The Dutch government must set much stricter requirements for the reuse of products, otherwise, it will never achieve its circular economy targets for 2030. This is the core of the advice of the “Circular Economy and Soci...

Are we on the same (packing) line?

08 March 2021

As of late, I need reading glasses. Yes, laugh about it: the time has come. I bought a few at once, because I hate looking for them. So now there is one in my handbag, one by my computer, one on my nightstand, and one in...

'Alternatives to plastic aren't always more sustainable'

08 March 2021

Sustainability is undoubtedly the biggest issue when it comes to the future of packaging. Consumer perception, the marketing department and the lack of knowledge sometimes get in the way of truly sustainable packaging. W...