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New offensive against packaging waste

State Secretary Van Veldhoven of Infrastructure and Water Management, together with producers, is launching a new offensive against packaging waste. She wrote this to the House of Representatives on Thursday 2 July. The ..

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‘Innovation is the way to go'

10 February 2015

Global demand for high-quality carbohydrates and proteins is growing fast. How can we make sure everyone in the world has access to sufficient food of sufficient quality? And can this be achieved sustainably? The glob...

Ignoring waste costs money

10 February 2015

Many companies think that they’re already working hard to reduce waste, primarily for environmental reasons. But in reality a lot of waste – and hence money – is still being thrown away. Generally speaking, between 30...

Higher quality on plates

10 February 2015

Family-run fresh fish wholesaler Versvishandel Jan van As is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. This ultra-modern company still maintains an artisanal approach to this day. It is innovative and pioneering yet al...

Green means money!

10 February 2015

Sustainability doesn’t always have to be expensive. Sometimes the opportunities are right under your nose, and both the ecological and economic impacts can be enormous. Focusing on water consumption, for example, offers ...

Making all meat sustainable

10 February 2015

Livestock farming and meat production in The Netherlands must stay on the path to greater sustainability. It is an objective that has wide support in the industry, but it is also an ambitious one, and one that cannot be ...

Less bread in the bin!

14 October 2014

Ten captains of industry have been specially invited to submit a food waste issue for the Stop food Waste Symposium (6 November in Amsterdam); ten conceptual thinkers will consider the issues and devise solutions to them...

Huls: A Dry Sausage Mecca

09 September 2014

The phenomenon of ‘preserving’ food is centuries old. Traditional preservation methods, especially of meat and fish, include curing, smoking, boiling and pickling. Such techniques have given us delicious favourites such ...

Improving sustainability with Pathema

09 September 2014

Pathema BV’s Industrial Vortex Generator-Circulation (IVG-C) CoolWater technology is a total solution for managing and recycling cooling water without the use of any chemicals at all. The technology has been nominated fo...

Duurzaamheid nieuw bedrijfspand

13 May 2014

Brilliant Group, a specialised wholesaler and service provider in safety and hygiene for the food industry, has started construction work (2014) on a new facility in Duiven (NL). The company supplies products, consultanc...

To measure is to know

15 April 2014

Accurate measurements are important, in both the design and the construction process. A lack of reliable data on the existing building can result in errors in extension or renovation plans. 3D laser scanning offers a way...

Convert waste into high value raw materials

15 April 2014

For food manufacturers, it pays to maximise the value they obtain from raw materials by utilising residual products and by-products from their production processes – and not just because reducing food waste and the topic...

Nudging in het restaurant van de toekomst

15 April 2014

Why do consumers buy certain products and not others? Is it possible to influence consumers’ eating habits both consciously and unconsciously? What opportunities does this approach offer? Wageningen UR Food & Biob...

'Steam on demand'

03 January 2014

Scharff Techniek in Utrecht is strong in steam. For over 30 years, this Dutch family-owned business has been advising its clients on using steam to heat food products rapidly yet in a controlled manner. Manufacturing ...

Adding value

02 January 2014

On 22 January 2014 Marel organised the Value Adding event on integrated marinating solutions for chicken and meat. At the recently opened demonstration centre in Copenhagen (Denmark), Marel gave chicken and meat processo...

Reducing labelling errors

02 January 2014

European Regulation 1169/2011 is due to come into force on 13 December 2014. Fresh food packers face the challenge of having to change almost all labels on fresh food. Espera-Nederland BV can ease the burden with a range...