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MAP packaging creates certainty

Production lines that stand still, products that are spoiled early and returned; these are things that every food producer wants to avoid. "We support food producers who work with MAP packaging (Modified Atmosphere Packa..

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German trust in Dutch food demands attention

12 February 2021

A majority of German consumers trust that imported food from the Netherlands is safe, according to research by ABN AMRO, conducted by Panelwizard. That confidence is lower when it comes to how sustainably these products ...

SGF calls for legislation on healthier food and drink

11 February 2021

82% of Dutch people think it is important to make processed food healthier. They think that soft drinks with lots of sugar should become more expensive (63%) and 72% say there should be a ban on advertising unhealthy foo...

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...

Tariff structure Skal in 2021 based on 3 target groups

06 January 2021

As of 2021 Skal works with a new rate structure based on target groups. Separate rates apply for each target group. As of 2021 Skal has 3 target groups: Points of sale, Normal risk companies and High risk companies. F...

Run on luxury meat and fish and baked goods in corona year

05 January 2021

The past corona year has brought striking shifts in the messages we ordered online. The need for luxury meat and fish grew very strongly in 2020 and the Dutch bought a lot more coffee. Sales of cleaning products also rec...

Unprocessed fresh products under one brand

04 January 2021

At the beginning of 2021, Jumbo will add a new premium range of, among other things, fresh meat and fish products to its range. Under the name Jumbo Gourmets, Jumbo offers lovers of culinary excellence an even wider choi...

NVWA 2021: improving flexibility and supervision

28 December 2020

In the year 2021 a lot is asked of the change capacity of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) and its employees. This is the conclusion of Inspector General Maarten Ruys in his foreword to the NVW...

Grass Fed Standard: benchmark for quality beef

25 November 2020

Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has introduced a national quality label for grass-fed Irish beef. This so-called Grass Fed Standard provides consumers with reliable information about the origin and living conditions of I...

Cleaning and disinfection: ‘It remains tailor-made’

16 November 2020

A great deal of research is being carries out into cleaning and disinfection in the food industry. This provided the necessary data; but it didn’t lead to standard protocols. Good cleaning remains tailor-made. And turns ...

Top Ten Food Trends 2021

23 October 2020

Transparency emerges as a clear winner in the Top Ten Trends for 2021, states the annual Top Ten Trends report from Innova Market Insights. The report provides an in-depth delve into how the food and beverage industry ha...

NutriControl welcomes food pioneers

14 September 2020

NutriControl: food, feed and dairy laboratory located in the food city of Veghel welcomes food pioneers with open arms. The laboratory is ready for the sustainable future and is eager to make its contribution. "We were s...

Saving time with new high-speed doors at Beko

14 September 2020

The functionality of doors is underestimated, experts in the food industry know this. When building a conditioned room, Beko Groothandel therefore made an analysis of the new doors to be used.  Nothing is produce...

Key challenges post-COVID food systems

12 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has a large and decisive impact on public health, and generates major consequences for social relationships, economic development and food systems. Ivo Demmers and Ruerd Ruben of Wageningen Universi...

RETAIL MEETS FOOD INDUSTRY!

10 February 2020

There are many challenges in the food chain. Online is advancing, links are disappearing, retail is upside down. The room is full of decision-makers from food producing companies, side by side with a few retailers. The e...

2020: extra commitment to product safety

03 January 2020

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) will deploy extra capacity in 2020 for the supervision of product safety and manure controls. The NVWA is also deploying extra people to be able to respond more...