Controlling Listeria

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..

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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...

Clean label and improving shelf life

08 May 2018

Consumers are demanding for healthier foods: food that is guaranteed to be food safe and have a clean label. Preventing food waste is high on the priority list as well, which is almost diametrically opposed to ...

Sharper focus on Listeria monocytogenes

08 May 2018

The NVWA (Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority) established new guidelines in the updated information sheet 85 for controlling the growth of hazardous micro-organisms during the shelf-life period. It is...

Cold plasma in the meat industry

06 February 2018

A relatively new method for preventing infection by germs and product deterioration is the use of cold, atmospheric-pressure plasma. With this plasma, meat and meat products can be pasteurised non-thermally, creating new...

World vegetable map 2018: More than just a local affair

09 January 2018

The 2018 World Vegetable Map shows essential vegetable trade flows and highlights some key global trends in the sector, such as the growing importance of production in greenhouses and vertical farms, as well as the popul...

3D: Hype or reality?

11 September 2017

What will we be eating in 30 years from now? And how will our food be produced? During the 3D Food Printing Conference, which formed part of the Innovative Food-Agri Event in Venlo, the Netherlands, researchers and entre...

Rise in number of food-sector bankruptcies

15 August 2017

The Dutch economy is going strong, and ABN AMRO’s Economic Office forecasts growth of almost 2.5% for 2017. This sharp increase is primarily due to exports, personal consumption and business investments. Thanks to the ri...

How can you ensure that your new product is safe?

13 June 2017

Bad news sells more newspapers than good, and that’s especially true in the case of food safety. The media have a field day when any shortcomings are discovered. In that respect, it’s better to keep your company out of t...

Challenging market for food businesses

09 May 2017

Higher consumer spending and an increase in exports resulted in revenue growth for the Dutch food sector in 2016. Notably, the sustainability trend that started a while ago seems to be accelerating. Consumers are paying ...

Small-scale producers add zest to the food sector

06 March 2017

Over the past five years the number of food and drink manufacturing companies with fewer than five employees rose by 45 percent to 3,660, according to a recent report by Dutch bank ABN AMRO. As a result, this market segm...