Controlling Listeria

Products are increasingly being recalled from the market due to a Listeria contamination. Data from the National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) shows that the number of cases of listeriosis is al..

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Sales trick with domain names, don't fall for it!

Sales trick with domain names, don't fall for it!

20 May 2019

Everyone must be visible on the Internet. You are based in the Netherlands and have chosen a domain name that ends in .nl or you go for the international image with .com. Then, on Friday afternoon, you'll suddenly be ...

AH start dynamisch afprijzen kip en vis

AH start dynamisch afprijzen kip en vis

20 May 2019

Albert Heijn maakte maandag 20 mei een nieuwe stap in het verminderen van voedselverspilling met de proef ‘dynamisch afprijzen’. Hierbij worden producten automatisch afgeprijsd op basis van de houdbaarheidsdatum: hoe kor...

Zorgen over filet americain onnodig

Zorgen over filet americain onnodig

15 May 2019

De Vereniging voor de Nederlandse Vleeswarenindustrie (VNV) is verbaasd over berichten in de media over de consumptie van rauwe vleesproducten. Het is al sinds jaar en dag algemeen bekend dat ervoor bepaalde groepen mens...

‘Sweet’ culture reduces added sugar

‘Sweet’ culture reduces added sugar

13 May 2019

Chr. Hansen launches Sweety® Y-1: The first culture in the world allowing dairy manufacturers to create naturally sweeter products while reducing added sugar Health organizations, governments and retailers are setting...

IFFA 2019 – where tradition meets high tech

IFFA 2019 – where tradition meets high tech

10 May 2019

For six days, IFFA – The No. 1 for the meat industry – showed how the sector can get fit for the future. From the smart meat factory, packaging trends and food safety, via clean labelling, to the growing expectations on ...

New plan for food packaging

New plan for food packaging

09 May 2019

Sustainable and recyclable packaging is increasingly high on the agenda of the management and managers in the industry. The food industry is also taking its responsibility and has been making food packaging more sustaina...

Train connection for fresh produce

Train connection for fresh produce

09 May 2019

CoolRail will run from 6 May 2019. It is a direct train connection for fresh products. Three times a week this refrigerated train transports the fresh products between Valencia and Rotterdam. The transport to the Netherl...

Bread spread contains less and less salt

Bread spread contains less and less salt

09 May 2019

Dutch people have breakfast and lunch without noticing that they are becoming healthier and healthier. Gouda cheese already contains 22% less salt than in the past. Meats are already less salty and now salt is also reduc...

Demand for a ban on colorant E171

Demand for a ban on colorant E171

08 May 2019

The Consumers' Association and other European consumer organisations call on the European Commission to ban the use of titanium dioxide (E171) in food. Several food safety organisations have doubts about the safety of th...

Start Bracheplan Sustainable Packaging

Start Bracheplan Sustainable Packaging

08 May 2019

Monday 6 May GroentenFruit Huis launched the Sustainable Packaging Sector Plan. Sustainable Packaging has been a hot topic in the fruit and vegetable sector for some time now. The sector plan describes the sector's ambit...

Increase Foodsector Bankruptcies

Increase Foodsector Bankruptcies

07 May 2019

The trend of a decline in the number of bankruptcies of companies and institutions ended in the summer of 2018. Worldwide, there was uncertainty about trade wars and the Brexit. The food sector will also be affected by b...

Nature's decline goes too fast

Nature's decline goes too fast

07 May 2019

Worldwide, approximately 1 million species are threatened with extinction. Current efforts are insufficient to halt the decline of nature. This is the conclusion of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiv...

Do your windowns meet the standards?

Do your windowns meet the standards?

07 May 2019

In order to ensure food safety, the food industry is required to protect production and goods against glass fracture or glass splinters. By applying safety film on glass, the HACCP, BRC and IFS rules are complied with. P...

Joining forces

Joining forces

07 May 2019

Every year, on King’s Day, the Netherlands is once again confronted with the facts (and with hamburgers and skewers contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria): hygiene is terrible at street markets. The Dutch Food and Co...

Opportunities for Simons Halal Food

Opportunities for Simons Halal Food

07 May 2019

In 1991, Simons started producing halal meat products on a small scale. In 2019, the company is operating globally on a large scale. What happened between then and now?  Simons Halal Food is the largest supplier ...

‘Stop misleading consumers!’

‘Stop misleading consumers!’

07 May 2019

IJsbrand Velzeboer is a food technologist and owner of Scienta nova, an independent consultancy firm that deals with the most diverse topics within the food industry. Core tasks: advice, training, shelf life extension an...

Cultuuromslag bij Pieter van Meel

Cultuuromslag bij Pieter van Meel

07 May 2019

Als 21-jarige student stapte Thomas van Meel na het wegvallen van zijn vader in het poeliersbedrijf Pieter van Meel. Voor iedereen wennen, niet in de laatste plaats voor hemzelf. Coach Jolande van Driel van CoachHouse hi...

Blokland Cold Stores chooses Nocotech

Blokland Cold Stores chooses Nocotech

07 May 2019

Dry disinfection is being embraced by the food industry. Peter Blokland, director of Blokland Cold Stores BV from Cuijk, exchanged the manual disinfection processes within his company for the fully automated disinfection...

For your own safety

For your own safety

07 May 2019

One of the goals of our laws and regulations is to protect us from that which threatens us. The Dutch law, for instance, stipulates that if you ride a moped or motorcycle, you must wear an approved helmet. Many internati...

Attention makes everything cleaner!

Attention makes everything cleaner!

07 May 2019

We think about sustainability, alternative energy sources and a circular economy. Sharing knowledge is high on the agenda. We look for cooperation in order to strengthen each other. “Cooperation is also the keyword for e...

Attention for allergens

Attention for allergens

07 May 2019

Food safety goes hand in hand with proper labelling on packaging. But it happens almost every week: there are many recalls of products due to the (possible) presence of non-declared allergens. What goes wrong? The Eur...