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Producer wants short route to consumer

ABN AMRO's consumer survey shows that three in ten consumers are willing to order food directly from producers. No less than half of the consumers consider doing so if these foods are cheaper or if they are special produ..

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Grain prices volatile due to trade conflict and weather

25 July 2019

The grain markets have had a turbulent first half of the year. Many grain prices have shown greater volatility throughout the year. The trade conflict and weather conditions had a particularly strong impact on grain pric...

Companies benefit well from the WSBO

15 July 2019

In 2018, more than 20,000 Dutch companies - 97% of which are SMEs - benefited from the WBSO innovation and research scheme to the tune of € 1.1 billion. The scheme encourages entrepreneurs to carry out more research (R&a...

Increase Foodsector Bankruptcies

07 May 2019

The trend of a decline in the number of bankruptcies of companies and institutions ended in the summer of 2018. Worldwide, there was uncertainty about trade wars and the Brexit. The food sector will also be affected by b...

Controlling Listeria

07 May 2019

Products are increasingly being recalled from the market due to a Listeria contamination. Data from the National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) shows that the number of cases of listeriosis is al...

Pig sickness a concern or a blessing?

30 April 2019

Rabobank sees optimism but also uncertainty in pig farming. The increased demand for pork is leading to rising prices, even though the number of outbreaks of African swine fever is still increasing. This creates uncertai...

How can you create a fibrous structure?

09 April 2019

It is a challenge for production companies to make high-protein foodstuffs, such as vegetarian products, that have a fibrous structure. Apart from the used proteins and other ingredients, the technology that is used has ...

Herformulering; textuur grootse uitdaging

09 April 2019

Op donderdag 4 april zijn zo’n tachtig professionals uit de bakkerij- en zoetwarenbranche samengekomen voor de workshop Food Reformulation. Martijn Noort, herformuleringexpert bij de WUR: “De sleutel voor succesvol herfo...

Europa eet steeds minder

27 February 2019

De voedingssector moet naarstig op zoek naar nieuwe afzetmarkten of het toevoegen van meer waarde aan zijn producten. Reden is dat de bevolking in Europa vanaf 2025 niet meer zal groeien. Naar verwachting zijn er over 10...

Deal for less and better use of plastic

21 February 2019

Deal for less and better use of plastic Dutch State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management, Stientje van Veldhoven, has made a deal with more than 70 environmental organisations and companies. The goal: to ...

Robotarm offers food industry a helping hand

19 February 2019

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...

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 ...