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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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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

New Belgian-made vegetable milk chocolate
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New Belgian-made vegetable milk chocolate

Belcolade is proud to introduce its latest innovation: a plant-based chocolate that tastes like milk chocolate and is free from dairy and nuts. The 'Belcolade Selection M. Plant-Based Cacao-Trace' is produced in the Belcolade factory in Erembodegem.

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What’s for dinner tomorrow?

The Belgian food industry recently launched its new Sustainability Roadmap. This compass is the industry’s bid to lead the way over the years ahead in pushing for a sustainable food system working in tandem with consumers, food chain partners and other stakeholders.

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A taste of Belgium at Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai is a hotspot to get inspired about food trends across the world. That’s exactly what two of our companies did at the Belgian pavilion, demonstrating how they want to grow bread on Mars…  And we asked visitors how they get inspired by our Belgian food and drinks! 

Best of Belgium

Meurisse: the revival of Belgium’s oldest chocolate brand

In 1845, Adolphe Meurisse started the first Belgian chocolate factory. Six generations down the line, the Meurisse brand is once again alive and kicking.