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End of cold calls in sight

Without explicit permission, you will soon be prohibited from calling natural persons and therefore also from calling sole proprietors, partnerships and corporations. On February 9, 2021, the Senate approved "this bill t..

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Plantbased: A 'sexy' market area, full of innovations

08 February 2021

Producers of plant-based meat replacements have the wind in their sails. Consumer demand is growing, research at universities and R&D departments is yielding new techniques and products, and the government is stimula...

Cleaning and disinfection: ‘It remains tailor-made’

16 November 2020

A great deal of research is being carries out into cleaning and disinfection in the food industry. This provided the necessary data; but it didn’t lead to standard protocols. Good cleaning remains tailor-made. And turns ...

MEZT tackles nitrogen problems

27 October 2020

Intensive agriculture and livestock farming are the main sources of nitrogen emissions. The Delft-based start-up MEZT, founded by Adriaan van Lieftinck and Edward Sibeijn, thinks it has a solution. With the electrodialys...

Discovery tours

14 September 2020

'Nothing new under the sun', was what I thought in June, at the start of my summer vacation. The corona crisis quietly muddled on. No big trip to unknown places. No unexpected encounters or new mountain hiking routes, no...

Benus: 'Bug breeding: an industry with lots of potential'

14 September 2020

Bug breeding for the food industry "will certainly grow", but there are still some bumps ahead: legislation, consumer acceptance and further automation. There is also a lack of knowledge sharing and cooperation in the ch...

The growth potential of the protein transition

14 September 2020

Agriculture and livestock farming are responsible for a substantial part of our impact on the environment: globally, these sectors account for some 20% of greenhouse gas emissions (FAO, 2016). In order to meet the climat...

Vegetarian: mainstream or niche?

14 September 2020

momentum. It's starting, because more than $1,000 billion a year is still sold on meat worldwide. Market researchers predict that meat sales will rise to 1,200 billion in the coming years; for vegetarian, they expect an ...

Proteins can change the world

14 September 2020

To keep our bodies going we need nutrients: fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Two of these macro nutrients: the (satured) fats and carbohydrates (starch and sugars), have been under attack for decades, because they are a...

Veggie meat: 'The texture must be good'.

14 September 2020

At TOP BV in Wageningen they succeeded in making a really good vegetarian burger. The next brainteaser? "Whole muscle meats!"  If you don't realise that something is going on in the meat sector (or should we say:...

Digital transformation with food-specific software

14 September 2020

Since November 2019, Schouw Informatisering has been part of the global Aptean network in food and IT. Schouw is now able to bundle an enormous amount of knowledge and experience and remove technical limitations, say Jor...

OSV Zomerbarbecue 2020

03 June 2020

De OSV Zomerbarbecue... eigenlijk hadden we nu (3 juni 2020) bij Buitenzorg in Ede moeten genieten van het netwerkevent van het jaar. Genieten van een stoere barbecue en bijpraten met al je relaties, met vanavond een hee...

Scammers active on behalf of the trade journal Voedingsindustrie

15 April 2020

As a loyal relation of the trade journal 'Voedingsindustrie', I want to warn you about scammers. Four advertisers have already been approached to place an ad and have been completely misled. Fortunately, they didn't agre...

Packaging analysis with concrete action points

10 February 2020

European legislation and regulations in the field of packaging and waste are changing and consumers are making more and more demands. This has consequences for all parties marketing packaging, including food producers. W...

Once there was... ...a cleaning plan

11 November 2019

If this was a fairy tale, it would end well. But there's little magical about cleaning in the food industry. There is often a lack of a clear Programme of Requirements. Clarity in specifications is badly needed.   ...

Robotisation, digitisation and automation in the food industry

07 October 2019

The food industry is facing a number of challenges: reducing CO2 emissions, a shortage of raw materials and resources, rapidly changing consumer trends and a lack of (skilled) personnel, to name a few. What is the role o...