FOOD SAFETY

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The Dutch construction sector is doing well, and the food sector is following suit. New laws and regulations are an incentive for investments. Because everything needs to be more sustainable, better quality, gasless, mor..

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Gewasbescherming groente en fruit afgenomen

24 June 2019

Het aantal groente- en fruitproducten waar meer gewasbeschermingsmiddelen op zitten dan wettelijk toegestaan is weer verder afgenomen. In de periode 2003 tot en met 2010 was er al een daling te zien. Deze daling zette zi...

Listeria, blessing or curse?

10 June 2019

Listeria monocytogenes; no matter how small the bacterium is, it can be food producers’ worst nightmare. Because Listeria is all around us and not easy to control. The chilled fresh section in the supermarket is onl...

Interessant voor alle markten

10 June 2019

Nu de effectiviteit van droog desinfecteren met het Nocotech concept in de vis- en vleesindustrie veel succes boekt, is er steeds meer belangstelling van fabrieken die poeders maken. Het gaat voornamelijk om melkpoeder (...

AH-medewerkers: ‘Master in vers’

05 June 2019

Albert Heijn zet vol in op het beste versaanbod in Nederland. Daartoe worden drie winkels per week omgebouwd naar het nieuwste winkelconcept met meer ruimte voor vers eten en kookinspiratie. Medewerkers krijgen bovendien...

Wageningen Food Safety Research launched

04 June 2019

Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR) was launched on 1 June 2019. WFSR is the new institute for food safety in the Netherlands. The new organization is a merger of RIKILT Wageningen University & Research and the La...

Dutch National Sugar Challenge launched

03 June 2019

7 days of healthy eating and drinking with no added sugar: that's the National Sugar Challenge of the Diabetes Fund. The campaign started on 3 June and runs until 9 June. With this campaign, the Diabetes Fund hopes to ma...

Detecting bacteria via biosensors

24 May 2019

Maastricht University, KULeuven and Hasselt University have developed a sensor technology that tests products for bacteria. New biosensors allow food products to be tested cheaply and quickly during the production proces...

HAK enters Nutri-Score

23 May 2019

Vegetable manufacturer HAK is not waiting for the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) to take a final decision on a new food choice logo as a successor to the 'Tick', which was abolished in 2016. As of 1 Septembe...

Sales trick with domain names, don't fall for it!

20 May 2019

Everyone must be visible on the Internet. You are based in the Netherlands and have chosen a domain name that ends in .nl or you go for the international image with .com. Then, on Friday afternoon, you'll suddenly be ...

Concerns about filet americain are unnecessary

15 May 2019

The Association for the Dutch Processed Meat Industry (VNV) is surprised by reports in the media about the consumption of raw meat products. It has long been widely known that certain groups of people may be at risk from...

‘Sweet’ culture reduces added sugar

13 May 2019

Chr. Hansen launches Sweety® Y-1: The first culture in the world allowing dairy manufacturers to create naturally sweeter products while reducing added sugar Health organizations, governments and retailers are setting...

Bread spread contains less and less salt

09 May 2019

Dutch people have breakfast and lunch without noticing that they are becoming healthier and healthier. Gouda cheese already contains 22% less salt than in the past. Meats are already less salty and now salt is also reduc...

Demand for a ban on colorant E171

08 May 2019

The Consumers' Association and other European consumer organisations call on the European Commission to ban the use of titanium dioxide (E171) in food. Several food safety organisations have doubts about the safety of th...

Joining forces

07 May 2019

Every year, on King’s Day, the Netherlands is once again confronted with the facts (and with hamburgers and skewers contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria): hygiene is terrible at street markets. The Dutch Food and Co...

‘Stop misleading consumers!’

07 May 2019

IJsbrand Velzeboer is a food technologist and owner of Scienta nova, an independent consultancy firm that deals with the most diverse topics within the food industry. Core tasks: advice, training, shelf life extension an...