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Packaging: sustainable versus political gain

The European Commission is 'through with it': the EU's packaging waste policy has failed. That is why the EU is intervening with new legislation. Which is SO detailed that it is going to have a lot of impact on the food ..

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AH introduces packaging-free shopping

06 April 2022

Albert Heijn is launching a new concept that allows customers to do a large part of their daily shopping in a more sustainable way: AH Packaging-free. It works very easily: customers fill a reusable bag or jar with a pro...

Latest portioning technology for small meat batches

31 March 2022

Finest quality, high flexibility and maximum yield even with smaller batches of meat. This is possible with MULTIVAC's new entry-level model: the universal portioning machine TVI GMS 400. This machine will be launched at...

Ban on disposable plastic starting in 2024

30 March 2022

By 2024, disposable plastic cups and containers will not be allowed when eating or drinking in restaurants, festivals or offices. Reusable plates and cups will then be the standard in order to prevent environmental pollu...

NVWA publishes Handbook Nutrition and Health Claims

23 March 2022

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

MULTIVAC scores 2nd place in top 5 suppliers

22 March 2022

"What companies do you prefer to do business with?" That is the basic question of VMT's Partner of Choice survey, to help food technologists choose a supplier. MULTIVAC was ranked 2nd in the Machinery and Engineering cat...

Date marking related visual cues can reduce food waste

14 March 2022

A recent study from Wageningen University & Research for the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, in collaboration with the Dutch Nutrition Centre, the Foundation Food Waste Free United and Too Good To G...

Column Judith Witte: Isn't there a smarter way?

07 March 2022

It is paper collection day. Next to the paper containers in the neighbourhood are large boxes, each filled with pieces of shredded cardboard from yet more boxes. It is almost inevitable. Every day, vans drive through the...

The retailer decides, the producer pays

07 March 2022

When it comes to food packaging, the top priority is sustainable use of materials. But what is the most sustainable choice? Do you have a choice as a food producer? Are the solutions feasible? And who is ultimately going...

Labelling systems enable expansion

07 March 2022

Every day, tens of thousands of exotic fruits leave Trofi Pack, most of them chilled, ripened, packaged and labelled. The enormous growth and the changing wishes of customers require flexibility and a super-fast turnover...

Column Pieter Vos: Packaging is an opportunity

07 March 2022

Imagine if crisps, biscuits and rice were on the supermarket shelf without packaging? That you would have to put your steak, veggie schnitzel or piece of cod in your shopping bag without protective foil. No way. No matte...

Proseal Case Packer CP3

07 March 2022

Proseal has expanded its product portfolio with a high-speed, fully automated case and carton packaging system. The new Proseal CP3™ is the ideal complement to Proseal's extensive range of tray sealers to provide custome...

'Involve science in solving the plastics problem'

07 March 2022

Industry and policy makers do not profit enough from the available scientific knowledge to handle plastics in a smarter way. If they were to involve scientists more, scientific knowledge could make a greater contribution...

Does sustainable packaging exist?

07 March 2022

Plastic is lightweight, has good protective properties and is therefore a widely used material for packaging in the food industry. Unfortunately, current plastic packaging is far from circular. Packaging that causes the ...

Boermarke produces vegan cheese on a large scale

01 March 2022

Due to the increasing demand for plant-based alternatives to cheese and its own ambitions, Boermarke put a completely new production line for plant-based cheeses into operation in 2021. The aim is to produce more than 10...

Edible coating for snack cucumbers

28 February 2022

These days, consumers are increasingly demanding sustainable options. For example, retailers are expected to minimise the use of plastic by looking at alternatives for packaging. This inspired Liquidseal and Rijk Zwaan t...