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Over 20 algae species admitted to European market

The Dutch food industry is poised for a significant shift, following the recent addition of over 20 algae species to the EU Novel Food Catalogue. This decision by the European Commission, in collaboration with the compet..

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France bans meat terms for vegan products

29 February 2024

Recent developments in the French food industry have led to a significant change in the labeling of vegetarian products. The French government has ruled that the naming of vegetarian products can no longer refer to meat....

Beef market: Changes and challenges in 2024

29 February 2024

The dynamics of the global beef market are undergoing significant changes in 2024, with direct implications for the Dutch meat industry. This is evident from a recent report by Rabobank, which highlights the trends and s...

Wageningen University opens new Microbiome Center

26 February 2024

Wageningen microbiologists have recently established the Wageningen Microbiome Center (WMC). This initiative, led by Thijs Ettema, highlights the extensive research into micro-organisms at Wageningen University & Res...

Are processed vegan products healthy or not?

23 February 2024

The debate over the healthiness of processed vegan products remains a hot topic. Contrary to popular belief, the extent of processing or the length of the ingredient list is not always indicative of a product's healthine...

New insights in protein production by Bacillus subtilis

22 February 2024

Dutch researchers from the University of Groningen have made significant strides in understanding the protein secretion processes of Bacillus subtilis. These findings could change the biotechnological industry, spanning ...

Magioni introduces American pancakes with vegetables

21 February 2024

Magioni, known for its innovative vegetable pizza bases, is once again making waves in the Dutch market. This time, they're adding a creative twist to the well-known breakfast classic: American Pancakes. These fresh, rea...

Van Gelder expands with meat and fish alternatives

20 February 2024

Van Gelder, a leading name in the Dutch fruit and vegetable (AGF) sector, is set to unveil a new plant-based range this spring. The company, known for its daily deliveries of fresh fruits and vegetables to the hospitalit...

German government releases national food strategy

20 February 2024

Earlier this year, the German government unveiled its inaugural national food strategy, aimed at promoting healthy eating for all citizens. Emphasizing health and sustainability, the strategy comprises various ambitions ...

ABN AMRO: Major crises in food industry are behind us

19 February 2024

The Dutch food industry has weathered a period of immense challenges, ranging from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to energy crises and inflation peaks. Many of these excesses seem to finally be diminishing, but stru...

Stagnation of organic products in Dutch supermarkets 2024

16 February 2024

The recent EKO count by PAN-NL in the five largest Dutch supermarkets shed a critical light on the state of affairs regarding fresh organic produce. With a focus on potatoes, vegetables, and fruit (PVF) on the shelves, t...

The seven key veggie trends for 2024

15 February 2024

The Vegetarian Society predicts seven significant trends in the realm of vegetarian and vegan food for 2024. These trends are rooted in thorough data analysis, including insights from the Vegamonitor by Panelwizard and o...

Week Without Meat & Dairy Supported by 51 Partners

14 February 2024

Support for the National Week Without Meat & Dairy continues to grow, with an impressive 51 partners committing to the campaign this year. Enthusiasm from the food industry remains high, with a wide range of well-kno...

Three Belgian food factories awarded 'Factory of the Future'

14 February 2024

Three prominent food factories in Flanders have recently been honored with the prestigious 'Factory of the Future Awards', presented by Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon (N-VA) and Walloon Vice Minister-President Wil...

Empack 2024

12 February 2024

This April 9th, 10th, and 11th, Empack 2024 opens its doors at the Evenementenhal Gorinchem, promising to be another remarkable event. Serving as the leading platform for the packaging industry in the Netherlands, Empack...

Verstegen introduces plant-based mixes: KNEED & KLAAR

12 February 2024

Verstegen takes a significant step towards a more plant-based future. The Rotterdam-based company introduces KNEED & KLAAR, a line of seven 100% plant-based, long-lasting mixes that enable consumers to quickly and ea...