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Maintaining and monitoring food quality

With all the attention paid to the storage and transport of corona vaccines, the cold chain is once again in the spotlight. The food industry has known for decades that respecting the cold chain is crucial for monitoring..

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Responsible packaging

27 July 2021

In the dynamics of pursuing plastic-saving packaging concepts, we must not lose sight of food safety and the prevention of food waste. This is why MULTIVAC is constantly innovating in order to further develop its packagi...

'Taxes that are returned to farmer may be effective'

19 July 2021

Under the right conditions, income from taxes on meat products that is returned to livestock farmers by the government can make the livestock farming sector more sustainable. To be effective, it should also make use of c...

Carrefour launches Food Transition Pact at Belgian level

16 July 2021

Carrefour is launching a Food Transition Pact to bring together its national brand suppliers and seize the opportunity together to change consumer habits. More and more voices are calling for healthier and more environme...

Government buying worth 18% of total climate footprint

06 July 2021

In 2019, the Dutch government purchased €85 billion worth of products and services; 15 percent of total purchases in the Netherlands. The climate impact of this is 18 percent of the total Dutch climate footprint: that's ...

EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business

06 July 2021

On Monday July 5th 2021, the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business was signed by 65 pioneering companies and associations. This Code is an essential part of the EU's efforts to increase the availability and aff...

Politics lays foundation green coalition agreement

05 July 2021

The six green networks of CDA, D66, GroenLinks, PvdA, Volt and VVD, working together in the Sustainability Consultation of Political Parties (DoPP), have reached an agreement on 50 building blocks for a sustainable and g...

Poultry industry: Consumers turn to animal welfare

05 July 2021

87 percent of Dutch laying hens live in systems where they can move freely, in Europe this share was 52 percent in 2020. This makes the Dutch poultry industry an international leader in the transition to sustainable prod...

Poster Meat, Fish and Fruit&Vegetable

02 July 2021

Via the trade journal Voedingsindustrie we distribute the poster MEAT, FISH and  Fruit & Vegetable . Because of the great demand, we also have these posters available online. Download them here without any oblig...

Clean label: not so clean as claimed

01 July 2021

A warning to all producers who are busy making their food products 'clean label'. Food additives that have not been approved are not allowed to be sold or used in foodstuffs. The NVWA ('Dutch Food and Consumer Product Sa...

As of July 1, deposit on small plastic bottles

01 July 2021

From the 1st of July 2021 there will be a deposit on small plastic bottles of soft drinks and water. Producers and importers are obliged to charge a 15 cent deposit on these bottles from that moment on. This should promo...

Avoid food waste using sensors during transport

28 June 2021

TNO has recently launched the IoT4AGRI project. The aim of the project is to investigate whether food wastage during transport can be prevented at an acceptable cost and to monitor quality losses so that any necessary in...

NIZO examines value of substances from olive leaf

21 June 2021

OLEAF4VALUE is a three-year project, with a total budget of 5,687,060 €, that will develop a complete valorisation system for the olive leaf. The OLEAF4VALUE project will address all the stages of the value chain: raw ma...

Money for research and development of circular innovations

16 June 2021

Research and development of innovations for the circular economy will get a boost with the new TSE Industry: Circular Economy grant. The scheme focuses on new products, services and processes. The innovations must lead t...

Cod processed in one and a half minutes

15 June 2021

Sustainability right down to the last detail, exponential growth, transport with our own lorries and an extensive range of products are just a few of the characteristics of Adri & Zoon, a total fish supplier. To achi...

Schouten makes plant-based mince from residual streams

15 June 2021

Tempeh mince is the latest product from the Dutch family business Schouten Europe. The completely plant-based mince is partly made from residual flows from one of the company's production facilities. With this product, S...