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‘True innovation is a collaborative effort’

The innovation climate in the Netherlands is under pressure. This is the main conclusion of the Dutch Innovation Monitor 2023 and the headline of a recent urgent appeal sent to the House of Representatives by FME, with s..

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Modern technology meets long tradition

09 February 2016

Since 1920 Ebels General Store in Falmouth has been providing the local population in the northern Michigan with products for its everyday needs. The business, which is now in its fifth generation, has remained downto- e...

Governmental focus on the biobased economy

09 February 2016

An economy that uses renewable sources, waste flows and waste materials from agriculture and the food industry to produce materials and energy: the ‘biobased economy’ holds the key to the future and represents opportunit...

Putting Big Data in the Right Context

09 February 2016

What can you do with ‘big data’? It’s a hot topic, but the discussion mainly revolves around management applications. One thing that receives much less attention is the availability of process improvement software: analy...

Nitrites in meat products. Can we lower the ingoing amounts?

09 February 2016

Sodium nitrite is an additive that is used, among other things, to enable the food-safe storage of meat products. Research into organic meat products has revealed that nitrites can actually be added in smaller quantities...

Ultramodern and sustainable solutions at Westfort

09 February 2016

Westfort is the combination of two family-run companies, both with a long history in pork: Egbert Kruiswijk Vleesproducten B.V. and Lunenburg Vlees B.V. They decided to join forces in 2013, and Westfort recently opened i...

A new hygienic solution hand washing and drying at the sink

09 February 2016

A collaboration between Dyson and industrial hygiene manufacturer Elpress resulted in the development of a hygienic, fully integrated hand washing and drying solution. It’s already been installed in some of the most hygi...

ISS launches HSE app

09 February 2016

Employees are the most valuable capital for service organisations so the health and safety of facilities personnel should be a top priority, according to Mark Steinbusch from ISS. Good performance demands healthy people,...

Personalised nutrition and health

09 February 2016

Imagine: upon entering the company canteen with your Google colleagues, your smartphone automatically guides you to the counter serving the products that are the healthiest for you personally that day. During a conferenc...

MAT Hybrid: sustainable and safe climate zone separation

09 February 2016

If you want to separate two areas with different climates, your first thought will probably be to install a wall and a door. But what if you’re a wholesaler with fresh departments that must be easily accessible and also ...

Sustainability in flooring

24 November 2015

High demands are placed on floors in the food processing industry. In addition to having to withstand heavy mechanical loads, a floor must also be easy to clean thoroughly, offer sufficient anti-slip properties in damp c...

Strong variations in food perception

24 November 2015

“Better insight into the factors that affect food perception in active senior citizens will help us to develop new food products that support a healthy diet for older people,” says Dr Esmée Doets, Researcher into Consume...

Meat and health

24 November 2015

The International Congress of Meat Science and Technology is an annual, global conference where around 430 delegates from the worlds of science and business come together to share knowledge and discuss scientific and t...

Accupoint advanced ATP system

24 November 2015

The newly launched AccuPoint Advanced hygiene monitoring system offers state-of-the-art samplers, a simple to use and accurate reader and new Data Manager software. AccuPoint effectively detects adenosine triphosphate (A...

Microbiological and chemical research

24 November 2015

Mérieux NutriSciences is a frontrunner in microbiological research for the food industry with an international network used by food processing companies all over the world. Mérieux NutriSciences is present in 20 count...

Revision of EU Novel Foods Regulation

24 November 2015

On Wednesday 29 October the members of the European Parliament voted on proposals to simplify the approval procedures for new foods or food ingredients (‘novel foods’). An update to the existing regulation is urgently ne...