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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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Nitrites in meat products. Can we lower the ingoing amounts?

09 February 2016

Sodium nitrite is an additive that is used, among other things, to enable the food-safe storage of meat products. Research into organic meat products has revealed that nitrites can actually be added in smaller quantities...

New: the Habasit Service-App

24 November 2015

The production process may not be interrupted, but regular maintenance is also necessary. You don’t want to replace your conveyors too soon, but you definitely don’t want to be too late either. Thanks to the Habasit Serv...

Producing cheese with a consistently high quality

13 October 2015

Dairy company De Graafstroom is committed to producing high-quality cheese with an optimally balanced moisture, fat, protein and salt content. Because the fundamental ingredient is a natural product, the variance in the ...

Trends in automation a view of the future

13 October 2015

The pace of change in the food industry is fast. Trends follow one another in quick succession and the consumer is becoming increasingly demanding. Therefore, food production must be even more hygienic, efficient, cost-e...

Easy-to-clean sampling system

08 September 2015

The demands placed on the hygienic production of high-end food and pharma products are increasing, and so too is the demand for easy-to-clean and contamination-free sampling systems. In response to these demands, Dinniss...

Checks are always necessary

08 September 2015

Many dog and cat owners would rather they themselves get food poisoning than their pet. After all, animals can’t tell you what’s wrong with them. That’s why pet food is subject to thorough checks, from the raw materials ...

Asbestos removal from industrial installations

08 September 2015

Since August 2015, the Dutch Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) has been conducting asbestos inspections at companies with industrial installations. The initial focus is on the food and drinks industry in...

Fake caviar

30 June 2015

The abuse of brand names is nothing new; customs officials regularly intercept shipments of fake handbags, shoes and gadgets. However, the fact that foodstuffs are also faked is news to many people. Europol, the European...

Complete transparency at Groothedde

14 April 2015

Meat specialist Groothedde based in the Dutch town of Vaassen supplies beef and pork from carefully selected suppliers, primarily to retailers, the meat processing industry and foodservice/wholesale customers. How does t...

Trends, bottlenecks and visions of the future

10 March 2015

Clean label, reformulations, organic, allergen-free, sustainability: the food industry cannot afford to ignore these topics. This article features contributions from five food manufacturers who talk about their approach,...

Long-term project

10 March 2015

Today's food is too sweet, too salty and too fatty. Consumers like to blame it all on the food industry, but that's not entirely fair. Sugar, salt and fat contribute to a product's unique taste, so it's only logical that...

Replacing regular salt with mineral salt

10 March 2015

Snijders Vleeswaren from Born is keen to stick to its traditional preparation methods, while the market is demanding healthier products with lower salt and fat contents. “That’s no easy task,” says the company director, ...

Willow-based water purification

10 February 2015

Willow plantations have been used to purify water in Scandinavia and the United States for years. This environmentally friendly and financially attractive method of water purification also offers opportunities in The Net...

Great Italian Food Trade

18 November 2014

"Food and beverages made in Italy". It sounds easy, but it is difficult to distinguish true excellence in the vast expanse of products that drive the global market. GIFT – Great Italian Food Trade, the international port...

Recruiting, motivating and developing

18 November 2014

The food industry is facing a shortage of technologists, and well-qualified operators are in high demand. It is important to provide training: if you fail to do so, you risk losing out to your competitors. Read on to lea...