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2020: extra commitment to product safety

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..

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Sustainability in agri-food

07 February 2017

Today, society takes a more critical view of food manufacturing companies than ever before. Most election manifestos not only underline the importance of a food policy, but also believe that the policy should be closely ...

'Better product composition has an effect for everyone’

07 February 2017

Jantine Schuit is head of the Centre for Nutrition, Prevention and Health Services of the Netherlands’ National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and a professor of health promotion and policy at VU ...

‘Food industry must support farmers’

07 February 2017

With forecast sales growth of 7% per year, the future for organic food in the Netherlands looks rosy. However, this growth depends on more farmers making the transition to organic production, and that cannot be taken for...

A journey through the chain

07 February 2017

According to the Dutch private sector and the government, it is time to take important steps forward in improving the transparency of our food chain in order to safeguard the Netherlands’ future as an agri-food nation.&n...

Supporting research and innovation

14 November 2016

On 28 October, the Eat2Move centre of excellence opened its innovation hub for nutrition and exercise. It is designed for companies that are developing products or services for specific target groups such as athletes or ...

Decay of vacuum-packed fresh meat

14 November 2016

Vacuum packaging protects meat against contamination during storage and transport, and slows down microbiological spoilage. By also gradually reducing the temperature during transport, it is possible to keep the meat mic...

Modified atmosphere inhibits growth of microorganisms

14 November 2016

‘Can you supply chicken in modified atmosphere packaging?’ After being asked that by the market, Heijs Food Products ended up buying a new packaging machine. Hans van Norden from the poultry processing company explains: ...

‘The problem is, you can’t see it'

14 November 2016

Everything can go without a hitch for years: low microbiological values, passing ATP tests with flying colours...until an unexpected outbreak of microorganisms occurs. This is a sign of the presence of biofilm, an invisi...

Milmeq chooses DGS

11 October 2016

Milmeq, an international manufacturer of chilling and freezing tunnels, has chosen DGS Processing Solutions as its European partner for the design, installation and sales of logistics facilities equipped with Milmeq free...

Investing in the future

11 October 2016

Master butcher Hanspeter Baer was considered extremely brave when, in 1999, he decided to start selling fresh olives and antipasti instead of meat and home-smoked products. Despite all the advice to the contrary, he went...

QiSOFT software system supports cheese producer

11 October 2016

More production and more products – soft-cheese producer Özgazi in Etten-Leur is scaling up. But the expansion in both volume and product range can only be achieved with a new quality management system. Özgazi is a re...

Automation projects at Bolletje

11 October 2016

Holding on to its products’ tradition of craftsmanship while also being recognised for innovation and expressiveness – that’s what Bolletje demonstrated it had been able to do last year when it won the FNLI Brand of the ...

The right information – anywhere, anytime

13 September 2016

It’s like being in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: you can see huge kettles of molten chocolate, nuts are being added to bonbons, chocolate discs are being prettily decorated and packed. The huge diversity of carefull...

HACCP-Tool

13 September 2016

Many companies still keep their HACCP records on paper. However, paperwork takes up a lot of time, does not provide an overview of the current situation and makes it harder to analyse the information. As a result, it ...

Insects for human consumption

13 September 2016

Back in 2011, in the Dutch province of Flevoland, the first steps were taken towards the exploitation of a new sector. The city of Lelystad is home to an insect farm where insects have been reared for human consumption s...