Ambivalence around tuna

The Netherlands loves tuna. There is no doubt about that. As a steak, on a pizza, through a salad or in a trendy lemur sushiroll - tuna ranks second among the favourite and most eaten fish species in our country, especia..

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Meat export numbers fell in 2018

10 January 2019

In 2018 there were less positive figures compared to 2017, when the export value for the food sector increased by 6%. In 2018 (up to and including October), this percentage was modest (1.3%). Food exports to the EU were ...

Increase in the low VAT rate approved

21 December 2018

On 18 December, the Senate approved more than 60 tax measures for citizens and businesses. This means that tax rates will be lowered from next year onwards and tax credits (tax credits) will be increased, making work mor...

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...

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...

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...

Dutch people eat healthier without noticing it

09 October 2018

Every year - in the National Agreement to Improve Product Composition - agreements are made between the food and beverage industry and the supermarkets about the reduction of sugars, salt, and saturated fats. A recent ov...

From BRC Food to BRC Food 8

09 October 2018

In August 2018, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) came with a new version of the Global Standard Food Safety, the 8th version of this standard. One of the key issues in version 8 is the involvement of every layer of th...

Crate washing far below standard

17 September 2018

At least 56% of the companies do not carry out hygiene inspections after cleaning crates for food and goods. This is the conclusion of independent research into the hygiene and quality level of crate washing in the Nethe...

RBK Group opens office in Germany

11 September 2018

With the founding of RBK Automation GmbH, RBK Group will also offer its FOBIS® ERP software solutions to food manufacturing companies in Germany. In the Netherlands, RBK Group has been a big name in the food industry for...

Multipox neemt Ulfcar over

11 September 2018

Met ingang van 14 augustus 2018 is de vestiging Ulfcar Benelux B.V van het  Deense Ulfcar overgenomen door  Multipox Kunststof vloeren B.V. Ulfcar is gespecialiseerd in kunststof bedrijfsvloeren (Acrydur Acryla...

Ernstigste droogte in 40 jaar

14 August 2018

Op 11 juli 2018 heeft de Europese groenteverwerkingssector laten weten bezorgd te zijn over de potentiële verliezen van de kwantiteit en kwaliteit van gewas als gevolg van de zeer warme zomer en langdurige droogte. Toona...

Aarnink vleeswaren verplaatst snijwerk

09 January 2018

Aarnink Vleeswaren, gevestigd op industrieterrein Oevers was al enige tijd op zoek naar een uitbreidingslocatie, aldus algemeen directeur Tom Aarnink. “We hadden ruimte tekort en hebben gekeken naar nieuwbouw en besta...

Rob Morren: Trends in the food sector

10 October 2017

How will Brexit and the policies of the new Dutch cabinet affect the already extremely dynamic food sector? And which trends can we expect to see in 2018? Rob Morren, Sector Banker Food at ABN AMRO, looks ahead: “It’s wi...

Suppliers face longer payment periods

10 July 2017

Although the economy is strengthening, this doesn’t seem to be leading to an improvement in the financial situation for suppliers from the SME sector. According to a study on behalf of Betaalme.nu, almost half (44 percen...

Brilliant business models in food

07 February 2017

Food will be one of society’s biggest challenges in the future. There are several aspects to that challenge; on the one hand the aim is to produce healthy and sustainable food, and on the other the challenge lies in keep...