Robotarm offers food industry a helping hand

Technology is playing an increasingly important role in food production. Within the industry the use of robotics and data technology is growing. This contributes to the affordability of food and the transparency about or..

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Deal minder en beter gebruik van plastic

21 February 2019

Staatssecretaris van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat, Stientje van Veldhoven, heeft een deal gesloten meer dan 70 milieuorganisaties en bedrijven. Doel: 20 procent minder plastic gebruiken, meer plastic opnieuw gebruiken en...

Intestinal flora healthier due to waste streams

14 February 2019

According to research by Carlota Bussolo de Souza, residual flows from the food industry appear to be very suitable for making the intestinal flora of obese people healthier. Fruit and vegetable peelings contain fibres t...

Kiem hogere agrarische prijzen

17 January 2019

Agrarische grondstofprijzen staan sterk onder invloed van valutaontwikkelingen en de handelsbesprekingen tussen de VS en China. Door de tekorten in 2019 gaan de prijzen van tarwe en mais stijgen. Druk op de prijzen van s...

Meat export numbers fell in 2018

10 January 2019

In 2018 there were less positive figures compared to 2017, when the export value for the food sector increased by 6%. In 2018 (up to and including October), this percentage was modest (1.3%). Food exports to the EU were ...

VAT revenue grows to 50 billion

07 January 2019

On 1 January 2019, it was 50 years since VAT was introduced in the Netherlands. In 1969, the revenue from VAT amounted to 2.6 billion euro. In the meantime, this has risen to approximately 53 billion euro per year. After...

Preventieakkoord ook voor levensmiddelen

03 December 2018

Het Nationaal Preventieakkoord, is door Marian Geluk ondertekend namens de Nederlandse levensmiddelenindustrie. De levensmiddelensector committeert zich met deze handtekening aan concrete maatregelen om minder calorieën ...

Lab meat: meat from a test-tube

13 November 2018

Five years ago in London, Mark Post, pharmacologist and professor in the vascular physiology at Maastricht University, and his team were the first to demonstrate in vitro meat. The costs: 250,000 Euros for an in vitro bu...

Looking for functional proteins

13 November 2018

Product developers of food producing companies are continuously looking for new flavors, unique textures and solutions to improve the product structure. The use of proteins can provide solution to these challenges. Prote...

Fish events & trends

13 November 2018

Important events Heavy metals: 149 +39% vs. 2016 Mercury in swordfish from Spain 47 events (-13%) Mercury in shark form Spain 24 events (+380%) Mercury in swordfish from Vietna...

Robots and reducing food waste

17 October 2018

Robotisation can reduce food waste. Robots can compensate for labour shortages in the food sector. Despite challenges, the food industry is ready for robots. Big data and artificial intelligence pave the way for robot...

TiFN delivers 200 PhD’s in food sector

16 October 2018

12 oktober 2018 slaagde TiFN haar 200ste promovendus kandidaad. Mariya Tarazanova is, net als al deze jonge innovatoren, opgeleid om de kloof tussen wetenschap en industrie te overbruggen. Het proefschrift dat Mariya Tar...

Nadia Menkveld: 'Food is politics'

09 October 2018

What are the effects of the growing populism in Italy on our fishing industry? And how does a decision made in the Kremlin affect a Dutch foodstuffs packaging company? These questions are part of the work territory of Na...

Yuck, disgusting!

09 October 2018

A customer calls about a problem: 'It's possible that a small amount of hydrochloric acid entered our production process during cleaning activities. We cannot be sure. What do we have to do?'. Certified Institutions (...

Meat in a healthy diet

11 September 2018

The consumption of (red) meat and meat products is often under debate. Points of discussion are “not sustainable” (high CO2 emission) and not healthy (increased risk of colorectal cancer). But meat also has good nutritio...

Slecht in water oplosbare plantaardige eiwitten

14 August 2018

NIZO food research heeft een eerste stap gezet om inzicht te krijgen bij het stabiliseren van emulsies, zoals plantaardige eiwitten die niet oplossen in water. Tijdens deze studie volgen wetenschappers een individueel de...