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Climate gets more attention due to corona

The Dutch want to preserve the cleaner air that has been created by shutting down large parts of the economy. A representative sample of ABN AMRO and Ipsos shows that more than 71% of those surveyed want to retain the po..

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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...

Food preservation methods

06 March 2017

The discovery that food could be preserved for long periods of time was truly revolutionary! It enabled humans to travel and to survive harsh winters and food shortages. Heating, freezing, drying, pickling, fermenting an...

Twintig oplossingen voor de food branche

10 January 2017

De wereldbevolking groeit, het klimaat staat onder druk. Betaalbare gezonde voeding is het wereldvraagstuk van de toekomst. Aan de ene kant zie je grote bedrijven die betaalbare voeding voor de massa produceren. Die zijn...

Decay of vacuum-packed fresh meat

14 November 2016

Vacuum packaging protects meat against contamination during storage and transport, and slows down microbiological spoilage. By also gradually reducing the temperature during transport, it is possible to keep the meat mic...

‘The problem is, you can’t see it'

14 November 2016

Everything can go without a hitch for years: low microbiological values, passing ATP tests with flying colours...until an unexpected outbreak of microorganisms occurs. This is a sign of the presence of biofilm, an invisi...

The plant-based protein market

11 October 2016

The Green Protein Alliance wants to significantly boost the consumption of plant-based proteins. That is not only better for humans and the environment, but also opens up new market opportunities, according to the partic...

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...

Eerste teken van herstel in varkenssector

10 May 2016

De Europese varkenssector krijgt in het tweede kwartaal van 2016 te maken met de eerste tekenen van herstel. De opleving van de vleesvarkensprijzen zal pas echt doorzetten als de eerste volumes uit de private opslagregel...

Gemakkelijk en gezond

12 April 2016

AkzoNobel (IFFA stand 4.1-A40) heeft een breed scala aan zouten voor de vleesindustrie. Suprasel® zout, verrijkt met jodium, helpt het voorkomen van jodiumtekort. Aangevuld met nitriet is het ideaal om de houdbaarheid en...