Cleaning, and a vision for the future

Good cleaning and disinfection are paramount for the delivery of a product that is safe to eat. The basic principles remain unchanged. The thing that changes is the fact that it can be done in a smarter way. We let six p..

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Checkmark logo ('Vinkje') removed

Checkmark logo ('Vinkje') removed

19 October 2018

As of 19 October 2018, manufacturers will no longer be allowed to use the 'Vinkje' in the Netherlands. The Dutch Consumers' Association is satisfied with the fact that the misleading logo will disappear on food packaging...

Arjen Vonk: Business Unit Director

Arjen Vonk: Business Unit Director

19 October 2018

Arjen Vonk will become Offerman's new Business Unit Director per 1 January 2019. He succeeds Maarten Elsinga, who leaves Ter Beke and returns to Zwanenberg Food Group. Arjen Vonk (49) joined Zwanenberg in 2015 and has...

Maarten Elsinga: new CEO Zwanenberg

Maarten Elsinga: new CEO Zwanenberg

17 October 2018

Maarten Elsinga will join Zwanenberg Food Group in Almelo on 1 January 2019 as Chief Executive Officer of Zwanenberg Nederland. He will also be a board member of Zwanenberg Holding. Jeannette van den Ingh and Coert Be...

Food and online sales are growing rapidly

Food and online sales are growing rapidly

17 October 2018

According to Statistics Netherlands, retail turnover in August 2018 was 3.4 percent higher than in August 2017. The sales volume grew by 3.2 percent. Both the food sector and the non-food sector achieved higher turnover....

Food production cause of natural loss

Food production cause of natural loss

17 October 2018

91 percent of Dutch people do not know that food production is the biggest cause of nature loss worldwide. This is the conclusion of a study published by the World Wildlife Fund on World Food Day (16 October). This aware...

Group of Butchers acquires Hartmann

Group of Butchers acquires Hartmann

17 October 2018

Group of Butchers, the Dutch supplier of high-quality meat and mince-based products in which Equistone Partners Europe acquired a majority stake in January 2017, announced the acquisition of Hartmann GmbH, a leading fami...

Robots and reducing food waste

Robots and reducing food waste

17 October 2018

Robotisation can reduce food waste. Robots can compensate for labour shortages in the food sector. Despite challenges, the food industry is ready for robots. Big data and artificial intelligence pave the way for robot...

Dutch veal to China

Dutch veal to China

16 October 2018

The VanDrie Group's subsidiary organisation, Ekro, was the first European veal abattoir to receive approval to export veal products to China. This is a breakthrough in the 17-year negotiation process on the export of Dut...

Statement Bord Bia on report Wakker Dier

Statement Bord Bia on report Wakker Dier

16 October 2018

Animal welfare is one of the four key elements of the Irish quality system SBLAS for beef and lamb, alongside food safety, environmental protection and traceability. "Wakker Dier's suggestion that animal welfare is not i...

Launch of the FNLI Award

Launch of the FNLI Award

16 October 2018

The FNLI has launched a new prize at its annual meeting: the FNLI Award. The Front Runner Prize of the food industry! This prize will be awarded for the first time in 2019. The FNLI Award rewards the best initiative or p...

Empack and Logistics & Distribution

Empack and Logistics & Distribution

15 October 2018

1 big event, 2 halls. On 3 & 4 October Brussels Expo was the place to be for the packaging sector but also for the logistics and distribution sector. The combination between Empack and Logistics & Distribution wa...

Vendrig in a 'fresh coating'

Vendrig in a 'fresh coating'

15 October 2018

Vendrig makes a fresh start. With a new corporate identity, slogan, website and a new logo, the family business from IJsselstein wants to communicate more clearly to the public what it stands for. Vendrig provides wor...

VIRTO Group acquires Oerlemans

VIRTO Group acquires Oerlemans

12 October 2018

Virto Group, the leading Spanish producer and distributor of frozen vegetables, has acquired Oerlemans Foods Group. Oerlemans is a producer and supplier of fresh frozen fruit and vegetables based in Waalwijk, the Netherl...

Marketing report for the butcher industry 2018

Marketing report for the butcher industry 2018

12 October 2018

Marktdata.nl has conducted an extensive survey among butchers in the Netherlands. The research results have been published in the Marketing Report for the butcher industry 2018, published 12 October 2018. The Marke...

‘FACT opens its doors’

‘FACT opens its doors’

12 October 2018

In cooperation with Provinsje Fryslân, the business sector and Nordwin College, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences has invested €4 million to realise a Food Application Centre for Technology (FACT) at its...

New skin-pack packaging line

New skin-pack packaging line

11 October 2018

Since Diviande moved into its new premises in Veenendaal last March, the company has had the space to grow in all aspects. Recently a new skin-pack packaging line was installed, which is now fully operational. Many cu...

Nadia Menkveld:  'Food is politics'

Nadia Menkveld: 'Food is politics'

09 October 2018

What are the effects of the growing populism in Italy on our fishing industry? And how does a decision made in the Kremlin affect a Dutch foodstuffs packaging company? These questions are part of the work territory of Na...

Miscommunication

Miscommunication

09 October 2018

I like a clean and tidy home. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. I have, as you might know by now, three teenagers living in my house. Just as so many other kids aged 12, 14 and 16, they have mastered the art ...

Coca-Cola and Blücher, same high standards

Coca-Cola and Blücher, same high standards

09 October 2018

Blücher found a partner with the same corporate values in Coca-Cola European Partners Nederland: high quality, sustainability, and high hygiene standards.  Blücher assortment Eveline Bruins: "We manufacture st...

Dutch Yellowtail: Sustainable and tasty

Dutch Yellowtail: Sustainable and tasty

09 October 2018

Farmed fish does not really have a good reputation, but the Yellowtail from Kingfish Zeeland seems to be a game changer. Farmed on land, high-end, and sustainable, and so delicious that international top chefs keep comin...

Back to the hygiene basics

Back to the hygiene basics

09 October 2018

"The cause of insufficient hygiene is basically a management problem", says Gert Visscher, Director/Owner of Eco2Clean. "There is often not enough focus on this from the operational management." He advises the management...