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Million-euro grant for research on pathogens in plant-based products

Researchers of Wageningen University & Research have received a grant of one million euros through the international platform Plant2Food. This funding is intended for a study on pathogens in plant-based products. The..

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Organic food contains unexpectedly high levels of toxins

17 July 2024

Young people who consume more organic food have higher levels of toxins in their blood and urine. This comes from a study by cancer expert Nick Van Larebeke. The research points to issues mainly in eggs, dairy, seeds, an...

10 years Fraud in the Dutch red meat industry

16 July 2024

The production and trade of red meat in the Netherlands is extensive and international, which makes supervision and detection complex and opens the door for fraud. Fraud can compromise food safety, animal health, and wel...

Chinese pork dumping probe may disrupt EU market

15 July 2024

On June 17, 2024, China initiated an anti-dumping investigation into the import of EU pork, including fresh, chilled, and frozen meat and by-products. Spain, Netherlands, Denmark, and France will be most affected. Imp...

Three in five Dutch people ready for cultivated meat

05 July 2024

Recent research from Good Food Institute Europe reveals that three out of five Dutch people are willing to try cultivated meat. This innovative solution, produced in cultivation facilities, has the potential to make the ...

Health effects of organic food on pigs

04 July 2024

Scientists from Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Utrecht University (UU), and the Louis Bolk Institute (LBI) have initiated a large-scale study to investigate the effects of organic food on pig health. This re...

Smaak & Co aims for high-risk production environment

17 June 2024

Smaak & Co takes no risks when it comes to food safety and quality. The producer of fresh cream cheese products and tapas aims for a high-risk production environment. To achieve this, the company collaborates with re...

Market Food Group demands the utmost from lubricants

17 June 2024

Above our heads, four conveyor belts carry pre-baked Cheese Onion Rolls as they cool. Soon, these will be frozen to -80°C, to be baked on the market. Amidst all the steam, heat, and cold, everything needs to run smoothly...

Passion for food safety at Nutrilab

17 June 2024

Food safety remains of great importance to all of us. Nutrilab acts as a loyal partner in ensuring and monitoring food safety. We think along with you wholeheartedly and know how important it is to take preventive measur...

Antibacterial and hygienic: how to create 'the perfect picture'

17 June 2024

Walls and ceilings cover most of the surface area in food companies. This means that during new construction, renovation, or refurbishment, significant attention must be paid to their finishing. With the antibacterial pa...

Ensuring Continuity with Nocotech

30 May 2024

Nocotech provides reliable protection against harmful microorganisms such as Listeria, Salmonella, and EHEC. By maintaining low infection pressure, Nocotech improves food safety and reduces product loss. This results in ...

What 33,657 inspections teach us about food safety

30 May 2024

Food safety oversight covers the entire food chain, from plant to animal. In 2023, the NVWA’s approach proved its value once again during an incident involving rodent poison. Immediate action was taken to mitigate risks....

EU revises Listeria regulations for ready-to-eat foods

24 May 2024

The European Union is amending regulations concerning Listeria monocytogenes to align with the international Codex Alimentarius. This specifically affects ready-to-eat foods that can serve as a breeding ground for this b...

New AI technology enhances crop resistance

15 May 2024

Michael Schon from Wageningen University & Research has designed an advanced AI tool. This innovation enables the analysis of non-coding RNA in plants. With his work, supported by a Veni grant, Schon is making signif...

Online edition May 2024 | Food Safety

13 May 2024

On January 1, 2026, new allergen policy will take effect in the Netherlands. The Dutch directive is the result of close consultation between the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, FNLI, CBL, NVWA ...

Column Judith Witte: Never skimp on quality

13 May 2024

Warning: This text may contain sharp observations. Do not read the column if you are allergic to critical remarks. Challenging times are ahead. The food industry is struggling with rising energy and labor costs, while...