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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!


Vandenbulcke processes cocoa pulp in pralines

Chocolatier Vandenbulcke took gold at ISM Cologne, one of the world's largest confectionery trade fairs. The West-Flanders family business received the ‘New Product Showcase Award’ for its new praline ‘Cabosse’. The filling of the praline consists of the white pulp surrounding cocoa beans. 

Best of Belgium

Bringing Belgium’s favourite pastries to the retail market

As a specialist baker of frangipane, genoise cakes and soft waffles, Lilly’s Cakes brings Belgium’s favourite pastries to your local supermarket. 


Press release: Belgian food and drinks more popular than ever in the United Kingdom

In the wake of Brexit, Belgian food and drinks are doing better than ever in the United Kingdom, even outperforming products from our neighbouring countries. From 8 through 12 May, some thirty Belgian food companies will be joining HRH Princess Astrid on a mission to the UK.


“The world is increasingly smitten with Belgian food”

Today, the whole food chain is being challenged by the war in Ukraine. Luckily, the comeback is always greater than the setback. Together with economist Carole Dembour, we dove into the figures of the Belgian food industry.


Chaudfontaine’s mineral water bottling plant is climate-neutral

The Belgian mineral water bottling plant in Chaudfontaine has just been certified as fully CO2 neutral one year sooner than planned. The site made the switch to 100% renewable electrical power, reduced its use of fossil fuels and is continuing to invest in more sustainable processes. 


Actimel is carbon-neutral and is already working on upcoming improvements

Not only is Actimel Danone’s first fresh dairy brand to achieve carbon-neutrality fort he production cycle as a whole. As a first in Belgium, Actimel is also set to work closely with its dairy farmers to administer feed supplement to cattle to reduce methane emissions. 


Expo 2020 Dubai is a wrap

For 182 days, our country set out its stall showcasing its strong suits at the World Exhibition in Dubai. Here is a lookback at the opportunities the Dubai Exhibition provided for Belgian food and drink companies.


Sustainability in the Belgian dairy sector continues year after year

The dairy sector continues to take important steps towards sustainability, as shown by the latest sustainability report from MilkBE, the branch organisation of the dairy sector.


Our Belgian chocolate is becoming more sustainable

Choprabisco, the association of the Belgian chocolate sector, and more than 60 other organisations joined the Beyond Chocolate initiative to make the Belgian chocolate sector more sustainable. Let’s take a look at the progress with Guy Gallet, Secretary General of Choprabisco.