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Key challenges post-COVID food systems

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..

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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...


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...

Veal Fine Group: Passion for veal

13 September 2016

All around the world, food safety is becoming an ever-bigger issue. Consumers want hard guarantees that everything they eat is safe and healthy. Animal health and welfare are high on the agenda too. How can those two top...

Listeria contamination: Inevitable or manageable?

13 September 2016

In the food industry there is always a chance of Listeria contamination, claims Gert Visscher from Eco2Clean. “But a consistently disciplined daily production routine, good cleaning and disinfection, post-cleaning visual...

Locusts and the Novel Food Regulation

13 September 2016

The new Novel Food Regulation was adopted on 25 November 2015 and will come into force on 1 January 2018. What will change? Will locusts still be permitted on supermarket shelves after that date? There are a number of...

Food safety is no issue

13 September 2016

GNT manufactures Colouring Foods. These are colours for the food industry, consisting exclusively of fruit and vegetables. We therefore colour food with food. One of our major advantages is that our processes are complet...

Avoid recalls: dot the i’s and cross the t’s

13 September 2016

Safeguarding food safety remains high on social and political agendas. The maximum penalties that can be imposed on fraudulent food companies have been raised considerably and the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Sa...

Breakthroughs needed in food production system

13 September 2016

Rob Hamer’s work revolves around innovation in food. He heads up the Unilever research lab in Vlaardingen and spends one day a week working as a professor in the Food Chemistry Group at Wageningen UR. We discussed with h...

‘Nostalgia clouds the discussion about additives’

14 June 2016

Consumer trust in the food industry is low, but the cause is not clear. “What is clear is that the industry will have to do something to improve its communication with consumers,” says Director Philip den Ouden (FNLI). ...

Asbest: Dwangsom bij overtredingen

14 June 2016

De Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport (ILT) voert sinds medio 2014 inspecties uit met betrekking tot asbest bij bedrijven met industriële installaties. Destijds bleek uit inspecties bij de geïnspecteerde bedrijven dat d...

Sustainable palm oil is the norm

14 June 2016

84% of all the palm oil processed by the Dutch food industry in 2015 was sustainable, according to the final report by the Task Force Sustainable Palm Oil. The percentage of sustainable palm oil in the Dutch food indu...

Hightech to feed the world

14 June 2016

The Dutch Topsector Agri & Food has approved eight applications for hightech seed money projects in which companies from the agrifood sector will work together with hightech companies to develop hightech solutions. T...

RBK Group

10 May 2016

Per 1 januari 2016 heeft de directie; Peter Harmens (links) en Theo Vliek, de RBK Group overgenomen. RBK Group, opgericht in 1978, is een automatiserings- en adviesbureau voor voedingsmiddelenbedrijven. Onder het motto ‘...