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GEA's first mobile test centre for New Food

Do you want to generate proof-of-concept without investing in your own pilot plant? This is now possible with the complete, mobile and modular industrial test units from GEA. For testing various products in cultivation a..

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Inflation blocks sustainability in food sector

24 May 2022

In the coming years, food companies must do more to improve working conditions in international supply chains and to limit environmental damage, due to legislation. At the same time, there is a lot of pressure from custo...

IFFA 2022 exceeds expectations

24 May 2022

The global meat and protein industry seized every minute of IFFA from 14 to 19 May: for intensive networking, to see innovations and to do business. Sustainable production, automated processes and digitalisation in all a...

WWF: 'Europe should produce less food'

24 May 2022

The EU imports vastly more food than it exports and our food consumption has a detrimental impact on the planet – but there is appetite for change. Despite being the world's largest exporter of agri-food products in e...

IFS Food 8 draft version published

23 May 2022

IFS Food version 8 is expected around summer 2022. Recently the draft version of IFS Food 8 was published. The IFS Food standard is changed to comply with the Codex Alimentarius CXC 1-1969 version 2020. The upcoming ISO ...

BENEO acquires Meatless B.V.

23 May 2022

On May 18, 2022, Südzucker subsidiary BENEO, a leading manufacturer of functional ingredients, has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the Dutch company Meatless B.V. Meatless' current management will re...

Food Covenant starts Local Expert Network

20 May 2022

The International Covenant on CSR in the Food Sector is starting its own Local Expert Network. Professionals around the world will be trained to become local human rights risk assessment experts for the agro-food sector....

NoPalm Ingredients wins Rabo Sustainable Innovation Award 2022

20 May 2022

This year's Rabo Sustainable Innovation Award (RDI) 2022 in the food transition category went to NoPalm Ingredients, a sustainable alternative to palm oil. Rabobank rewarded the winner with a EUR 20,000 prize and partici...

Indonesia resumes export of palm oil

20 May 2022

As of Monday 23 May 2022, palm oil may again be exported from Indonesia. This decision should reduce prices for palm oil and increase supply. At the end of April 2022, Indonesia introduced an export ban on palm oil. In t...

Suspension of EU import duties on Ukrainian exports

19 May 2022

The International Trade Committee gave their green light on Monday 16 May for a one-year suspension of all EU import duties on Ukrainian exports to support the country’s economy. The measures adopted include the full rem...

Meat substitutes from Dutch field beans

19 May 2022

Most producers of plant-based meat replacements use soy imported from South or North America as a source of protein. ME-AT the Alternative, a subsidiary of Vion, is the first company in the sector to opt for a local appr...

UU commits to transition to local food

17 May 2022

Lokaal eten, voedsel dat geproduceerd is in je eigen regio, en de korte keten, producten van de boer naar burger of restaurant, zijn in opkomst, maar de omvang is nog zeer beperkt. Terwijl het veel meer de standaard moet...

Zero VAT on fruit and vegetables delayed

17 May 2022

The coalition agreement includes a review of how the VAT on fruit and vegetables can eventually be reduced to 0%. The Cabinet is currently working on the details of this agreement. However, it is not possible to arrange ...

Decades of sustainability labels. What now?

17 May 2022

Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, Organic, Bird Friendly... certificeringslabels die duurzaamheid garanderen van producten als koffie en chocolade. Maar hoe duurzaam zijn ze? Is het betalen van een eerlijke prijs aan de bo...

Food industry sales prices at record levels

17 May 2022

Output prices in the food industry rose by 17.3 percent in March this year. This is the biggest price increase since the start of the current publication series in 2012. Until 2020, the prices of the food industry have d...

New flowpacking solution by Multivac

17 May 2022

MULTIVAC launches a universal flowpacking solution. The W 500 offers a high degree of flexibility for packaging a wide range of food products. Designed for a wide range of applications and products, the new flowpacker su...