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Poster Meat, Fish and Fruit&Vegetable

Via the trade journal Voedingsindustrie we distribute the poster MEAT, FISH and  Fruit & Vegetable . Because of the great demand, we also have these posters available online. Download them here without any oblig..

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Whiter than white

14 June 2021

"Don't you have homework to do?" The rattling sound of fingers flying across a keyboard can be heard from my youngest's bedroom. I don't think there is any chance that he is finally writing that biology report at lightni...


14 June 2021

I talk a lot about food safety, that will not surprise anyone. And I talk a lot about food safety testing. Not so strange either. What strikes me in these conversations is the difference in approach to this subject among...

It is five minutes to midnight, also for the food industry

14 June 2021

Almost a year and a half has passed since Covid-19 came to Europe. If we have learned one thing from this pandemic, it certainly is that nothing is more important than our health. Right? Or has the pandemic pushed more i...

I dare to dream again

14 June 2021

Since the beginning of the corona, I have put on my hiking boots and you will regularly find me on beautiful hiking trails. When we were unable to go to China in the spring of 2020, I booked a hiking trip in Sweden. In A...


10 May 2021

A half-cooked hamburger with fried onions on a soft bread roll... A cardboard plate with three slightly charred satays, barely visible under a splatter of peanut sauce... The vague uneasiness whether it is safe, washed a...

Aren't we getting a bit carried away?

10 May 2021

Our human hunger for knowledge never ends. Science does not stand still. Research into the harmful effects of plant toxins, fungi and micro-organisms has led to thick volumes of legislation in recent decades. There are c...

Blood from a stone

10 May 2021

As I write this column, the terraces are cautiously opening. A glimmer of light, a slow start to economic recovery. Because it is clear that recovery will not happen any time soon. Even with the current relaxation, many ...

Forgotten treats

12 April 2021

Mum, do we have any treats left? Every day, this question echoes from the kitchen or living room to my home office. Treats' is a broad term for my three kids. Anything goes, as long as it is sweet or salty, creamy or cru...

Threats as a source for decision parameters

12 April 2021

We are surrounded by potential dangers. Storm damage, flooding, a car accident, food poisoning, corona. If you think about it for too long, you would not dare to leave your house. Fortunately, there are risk analyses. It...

Proud of our network

12 April 2021

I cannot emphasise it often enough: the OSV is such a fine network of fine people, or rather fine friends. Friends as meant in the proverb: 'a friend in need is a friend indeed!' You could say that we have been in (coron...

Are we on the same (packing) line?

08 March 2021

As of late, I need reading glasses. Yes, laugh about it: the time has come. I bought a few at once, because I hate looking for them. So now there is one in my handbag, one by my computer, one on my nightstand, and one in...


08 March 2021

During a Green Belt course, I was immersed in the statistics of tolerances on the production process and their impact on the final product. Conclusion: a better adjustment of your equipment ensures that less faulty produ...

Is vaccination the solution?

08 March 2021

Everyone is eager to visit each other again and to organize and participate in events together. Or just eating out, going to a store if you need something or want to browse around. The government says: 'It can be done as...

End of cold calls in sight

19 February 2021

Without explicit permission, you will soon be prohibited from calling natural persons and therefore also from calling sole proprietors, partnerships and corporations. On February 9, 2021, the Senate approved "this bill t...


08 February 2021

I'm eating a herring. It's healthy, I'm told. Most of all, I find it delicious. I only have to close my eyes and the taste takes me back to that warm summer day at the beach. That fish tasted so good that you could daydr...