Enhancing the machinery

From farmer to supermarket, the food chain is influenced by trends and developments both inside and outside the industry. This means that engineering also has to keep up with the changes.  The growing demand for ..

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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

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...

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...

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 ...

Market for meat substitutes continues to grow

01 May 2019

Now that large food companies are responding to the popularity of meat substitutes, more and more innovation is taking place: on taste, structure and ingredients. This will lead to even stronger growth in this market in ...

Start of recycling campaign Dairy pack

16 April 2019

On Monday 15 April, the campaign 'Zuivelpak volledig recyclebaar' (Dairy pack fully recyclable) was launched. The dairy industry, supermarket sector and drinks carton producers want to inform consumers about the good rec...

Possible entry Nutri-Score underestimated

11 April 2019

The Consumers' Association supports the introduction of the French food choice logo Nutri-Score in the Netherlands. The Nutri-Score shows in a simple way how (un)healthy a product is with colours (dark red to dark green)...

Full product safety

09 April 2019

Every week there is a recall of a product in the news. This often involves incorrect labelling or the discovery of materials that have accidentally ended up in the packaging. The aftermath of a product recall is enormous...

Food Processing

09 April 2019

It is the same song every single day. After a hard day's work 'to put food on the table', there literally must be food on the table. The trend in the Netherlands is 'pure, fair, and artisanal'. At the same time, the curr...

How can you create a fibrous structure?

09 April 2019

It is a challenge for production companies to make high-protein foodstuffs, such as vegetarian products, that have a fibrous structure. Apart from the used proteins and other ingredients, the technology that is used has ...

Labour productivity rising

09 April 2019

'An increased deployment of robots and data technology makes the food industry safer, more attractive, and more competitive', says the ING report 'Foodtech: Technology in the food industry'. Ceel Elemans, Sector Banker F...

Game changer is looking for supporters

09 April 2019

In November, he won the 'Purpose Award 2018': Remco Kok, CEO of Campofrio-Benelux, started a revolution at Stegeman and Imperial Meat Products. His goal: a fifty percent reduction of the amount of meat in their products ...

Setting course at the kitchen table

09 April 2019

Jos Looman (31) started his career at Rundvlees & Co six years ago. As soon as he saw an opportunity, he took on more responsibilities. And now he manages the beef wholesaler. With success: Rundvlees & Co is grow...

No compromise

09 April 2019

I have been to India several times last year. I also visited production companies, such as a factory where they make a traditional sweet called 'Ladoo'. A dough is made of (chickpea) flour, often different kinds of nuts,...

Doggybag

09 April 2019

For whom do we 'process' food? In the old days, consumers cooked their meals, then they started to assemble and, today, they often go for ready meals. All in all, we scrape together up to 42 eating moments per week. ...