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New proteins, what are they worth?

Proteins: we cannot do without them. But how well are new proteins capable of covering our nutritional needs, and what about when they have undergone all kinds of processing? Protein is an essential macronutrient in o..

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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...

Help: an E number!

12 April 2016

The use of additives in the manufacture of food and beverage products is a continuing source of tension: consumers want their products to contain as few additives as possible, manufacturers cannot simply leave them all o...

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...

Personalised nutrition and health

09 February 2016

Imagine: upon entering the company canteen with your Google colleagues, your smartphone automatically guides you to the counter serving the products that are the healthiest for you personally that day. During a conferenc...