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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!


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.


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.


Puratos announces to become world’s first carbon-neutral chocolate factory

Belcolade, the chocolate division of Puratos, is investing 120 million euros in its production plant in Erembodegem. With this investment, Puratos is expanding their largest chocolate factory. 


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.


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.


“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. 


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. 


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.