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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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Paperless order picking

30 June 2015

The advantages of paperless order picking with Reflex 3000: significant reduction in the number of order pick errors! Decrease in the number of split deliveries! Simple packaging registration! Productivity an...

Automatic double Clipper

30 June 2015

Clip specialist Clip-XL has introduced the new ‘K4-60’ automatic clipper from Lorenzo Barroso. This fully automatic double clipper can be used for a wide variety of natural and artificial casings of up to approx. 65mm in...

Enjoyment slice for slice

30 June 2015

The Polish dairy OSM SIERPC offers its high-quality hard cheese in an innovative consumer pack: it is easy to open, can be reclosed and keeps the cheese slices fresh for a long time. There is an almost 60 metre long pack...

The art of making it happen!

30 June 2015

Ruitenberg Ingredients is a pioneer in devising creative, innovative solutions for the food processing industry. “Every day, our impassioned team inspires our customers to utilise ingredients and processing technology in...

Improved insulation leads to savings

12 May 2015

AAK Netherlands refines vegetable oils and fats for use in various types of foodstuffs. The company has already implemented a number of measures aimed at saving energy and is now focusing on insulation. Such improvements...

50 Mln to stimulate innovation

12 May 2015

From 19 May onwards, Dutch small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the so-called Top Sectors could be eligible for a new innovation provision (‘MKB Innovatiestimulering Topsectoren’ or ‘MIT’). This provision will ma...

Branding by banding

12 May 2015

The new labelling law came into force in mid-December 2014, leading many food processing companies to seek alternative ways to provide all the required information on their packaging. One suitable option is the band labe...

What’s the most optimal choice?

12 May 2015

The demand for sustainable packaging will grow considerably in the years ahead. The government, the packaging industry and the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) have agreed to reuse more packaging materials...

Putting the food industry/retail relationship in perspective

14 April 2015

Although most suppliers are convinced of the importance of a good relationship with retailers, the path to achieving that is not without obstacles. Price wars have considerably damaged the basis of trust. With consumers ...

The magic of “witches’ cheese”

14 April 2015

The slogan on the packaging of the Dutch spreadable dip called Heks’nkaas translates as ‘A hint of magic’. The product has enjoyed a meteoric rise since its retail launch in 2012 – and that in a category where sizeable p...

Ronald Visschers on: the food of the future

10 March 2015

Sustainability issues, critical consumers and dynamic markets call for food-industry innovations. Manufacturers want to be able to take new or improved products to market faster and more efficiently. Ronald Visschers, Pr...

Fermentation technologies

10 March 2015

One consumer trend with significant impact on the food industry is ‘all natural’, and this trend is closely connected to the globally felt necessity to improve the sustainability of food production. Which technological p...

'It’s like building a cathedral'

10 February 2015

A CO2-neutral supply chain without losses due to waste is of course a pipe dream for now. In her inaugural speech, Prof Dr Jacqueline Bloemhof-Ruwaard said that turning it into reality will be a long process requiring pa...

The real meaning of ‘sustainability’!

10 February 2015

A translation error several decades ago resulted in the Dutch word ‘duurzaamheid’ becoming the accepted equivalent for the word ‘sustainability’ – and there has been confusion in The Netherlands about how to give true me...

Willow-based water purification

10 February 2015

Willow plantations have been used to purify water in Scandinavia and the United States for years. This environmentally friendly and financially attractive method of water purification also offers opportunities in The Net...