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On this page, discover what Belgian food and beverage companies are up to – including the latest innovations, investments and events. After all, companies in Belgium don’t sit still for long! For bite-sized news items, satisfy your craving with some food.be snacks. Are you more interested in exports and investments? Check out our Best of Belgium long-read stories. Not in the mood for reading? There’s a food.be video to suit your tastes. Hear the voices of our own companies speak in their own words. Enjoy!

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Cargill invests €18 million in a « Maison du Chocolat »

Cargill will build a « Maison du Chocolat » in Mouscron to promote better product development and strengthen collaboration with its customers. 

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Belgium, the land of Research and Development for AB InBev

Food companies are deliberately choosing to set up their R&D centre in Belgium.

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Barry Callebaut opens the largest chocolate warehouse in the world

The new chocolate warehouse in Lokeren is the size of 12 football fields, 41 metres high and also the largest and most sustainable in the world. Every day, 20 to 30 chocolate containers are loaded from Lokeren, ready to be transported all over the world.

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How Fuji Oil is working towards sustainable production for plant-based foods

With its "Tebma-Kandu" programme, Fuji Oil is improving the working conditions of communities in Ghana and with a partnership it is also committed to sustainable palm oil production.

News

“Yes, we are able to export our products on a sustainable basis, including to the Gulf Region”

At the World Exhibition in Dubai, two Belgian companies showed the way forward in demonstrating how they are able to produce food using fewer raw materials, through innovation and by working shoulder to shoulder with other partners. 

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Reduce, recycle and reuse with Food n'Joy

Food n'Joy is a Walloon SME that produces tartelettes, nougatine and festive desserts for the food industry. Under the slogan 'Reduce, recycle and reuse', the company is committed to sustainable packaging management to reduce its impact on the environment. 

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Milcobel's Brugge cheese is CO2 neutral

At the start of 2022, dairy cooperative Milcobel will be bringing its range of Brugge cheeses onto the market, completely CO2-neutral. This makes Milcobel a trendsetter in the cheese market.

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Brasserie Val-Dieu makes crackers out of beer draff

Val-Dieu was the first Belgian brewer to launch crackers based on the brewer’s beer draff, a residual product from the brewing of beer.

Event

This was Anuga 2021

Anuga 2021 is a wrap! No less than 160 Belgian food companies were present. After a long wait, the fair could finally take place physically, and the 160 Belgian participating food companies were very excited about that!