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The Dutch are willing to eat more insects

Dutch people are very open to the idea of eating more insects. 1 out of 5 Dutch people (21%) have already eaten insects or insect-based food. This is shown in research commissioned by Ÿnsect. When the advantages in te..

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Pork exports drop sharply by 28.7%

01 June 2022

In the first quarter of 2022, the export from the EU to third countries was significantly lower than a year earlier. The export decreased with no less than 28,7%. The decline in exports to China is the main reason for th...

10 important tips for ensuring food safety

01 June 2022

Machines that can be cleaned properly are a primary requirement for preventing problems and guaranteeing food safety. How do you choose the best suitable machine for the job? ABB's white paper "Food Safety" helps compani...

Low corn supply has big impact on feed costs

31 May 2022

For its feed, the Netherlands is highly dependent on imports from the Ukraine. Because of the war, the availability of corn is also under pressure. This affects the Dutch pig farming sector and the poultry sector in part...

Two-year contract deal for Dutch meat sector

30 May 2022

The Central Organisation for the Meat Sector (COV) has reached an agreement with the trade unions for a two-year collective labour agreement for the approximately 10,000 employees in the Dutch meat sector. Wages will ris...

Veggie Smooth Winner Food Boost Challenge

25 May 2022

On Tuesday 24 May 2022 was the final of the Food Boost Challenge. On the stage in the World Horti Center 10 student teams pitched their idea for enticing young people to eat more fruit and vegetable products. Veggie Smoo...

Many companies do not comply with allergen requirements

25 May 2022

Most companies in retail, trade and catering do not properly inform customers about which allergens are contained in the food or dish. This is shown by data from the NVWA. In 2021, the NVWA inspected more than 5,000 busi...

Cooperation Sustainable Frites Chain extended by 3 years

24 May 2022

Since March 2019, the Province of South Holland, Wageningen Environmental Research, HAS University of Applied Sciences and French fries producer Farm Frites have been working together in the Green Circle 'Sustainable Fri...

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...