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The future of food safety

The horsemeat affair, salmonella in smoked salmon, Q fever, bird flu, the pesticide fipronil in eggs; one might almost think that food safety in the Netherlands and Europe is poor. Is it? We discuss it with Marco Balhuiz..

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Van Loon Group starts with Pork at its Best

26 November 2020

On 1 October 2020, the new chain concept Pork at its Best was launched. Van Loon Group took the initiative for this innovative chain concept to increase pork quality and make the chain transparent, sustainable and contro...

Grass Fed Standard: benchmark for quality beef

25 November 2020

Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, has introduced a national quality label for grass-fed Irish beef. This so-called Grass Fed Standard provides consumers with reliable information about the origin and living conditions of I...

NVWA publishes manual Novel foods

18 November 2020

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has compiled and published a handbook on novel foods. The handbook is mainly intended for the business community as an aid to comply with their legal obligation...

The cleaning dilemma

16 November 2020

My daughter has new white trousers. A super trendy flare, for the winter; that's possible. There is a small stain on the thigh after the first time she wears them. She doesn't know what it is. Pen? Marker? Maybe mascara?...

‘Impact of sustainable initiatives is often too small’

16 November 2020

As Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, she already had the theme healthy food high on the agenda. Now that she is chairmen of the board of Foodvalley, Edith Schippers wants to increase the power of innovative, Dutch f...

Cleaning and disinfection: ‘It remains tailor-made’

16 November 2020

A great deal of research is being carries out into cleaning and disinfection in the food industry. This provided the necessary data; but it didn’t lead to standard protocols. Good cleaning remains tailor-made. And turns ...

From detergents to clean factory

16 November 2020

‘Food companies still have little knowledge of good and effective cleaning’, concludes Gert Visscher, director/owner of Eco2Clean. “Knowledge that exists is often quickly lost. That does not benefit ‘food safe production...

No hygiene regulations can compete with this

16 November 2020

Hygiene is in the spotlight in these covid times. In fact, as far as I am concerned, the subject is finally getting the attention it deserves. The government is constantly calling on people to comply with hygiene regulat...

Hygiene as a pillar for Eetgemak

16 November 2020

According to meal supplier Eetgemak, everyone deserves a fresh, healthy and tasty meal. The basis is good ingredients and the right recipe, but optimal hygiene during preparation is just as indispensable. Many Dutch p...

About guts, decisiveness and positivity

16 November 2020

Nobody failed to notice: there has been a shortage of test capacity for corona in the Netherlands for some time now. This is largely due to the way in which testing is organised. That's why our lab was increasingly appro...

Efficient and sustainable all under one roof

16 November 2020

Westfort Vleesproducten in IJsselstein realises one of the most modern meat processing locations worldwide: efficient, innovative, animal-friendly and sustainable. A modern processing and packing facility with an integra...

Getting over the corona ditch together

16 November 2020

We back-up everything. It must be packed in 'the cloud' in the meantime. I see a rental company for storage boxes, every loft filled with beautiful stuff (data), but also with a lot of unnecessary junk. If something goes...

Food group Ter Beke renovates factory

16 November 2020

Ter Beke's meat cutting and packaging plant had to be future-proof and hygienic. Many small production areas were converted into a few large rooms, in which no joints could be found. To realise this, the company turned t...

Production areas disinfected

16 November 2020

Laboratory tests have shown that the Nocotech disinfection method is effective against all microorganisms such as fungi and yeasts, Listeria and Salmonella in a room with a minimum dose. Nocotech is an automated disin...

Processed meat and meat substitutes too salty

04 November 2020

On average, products such as processed meat and meat substitutes contain almost a quarter of the daily amount of salt that is still healthy for the kidneys. This is shown by Questionmark's research commissioned by the Du...