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Contamination risks evaporators severely underestimated

In most refrigeration, freezing and production rooms, evaporators are installed on the ceiling. These might look clean and hygienic on the exterior, but are heavily contaminated on the inside. The result: contamination r..

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The risks of BPA: a silent crisis in Europe?

18 September 2023

New research uncovers alarming data: the majority of Europeans are exposed to Bisphenol A (BPA) levels that could be detrimental to health. Found in many everyday items – from food packaging to drinking water pipes – BPA...

What bacteria want - versus what you need

11 September 2023

The most common bacteria in the food industry require proteins, moisture, and oxygen to multiply. These 'ingredients' are abundant in the food industry, including in the production of new meat, fish, and dairy substitute...

Van Osch Snacks gets a lifeline from Jackit

11 September 2023

Fire in your business is cause for panic. How do you make sure you can resume production and supply customers as quickly as possible? At Van Osch Snacks in Zaltbommel, they kept their cool and called Jackit. In five days...

Food safety and Nutrilab

11 September 2023

Food safety is of great importance to all of us. Nutrilab acts as a loyal partner in ensuring and monitoring food safety. Our passion for food safety makes us a committed and reliable partner that always puts the custome...

Hogeslag-Olst: Quality and Added Value

11 September 2023

At Hogeslag-Olst, quality is a cornerstone, both in product and partnership. This dedication is not just for customers, but also for suppliers and team members. Their mantra? "It's a collective effort." This beef prod...

Food-safe lubricants based on synthetic oils

11 September 2023

Synthetic oil-based lubricants offer many advantages. Namely, they are purer and more highly refined than conventional mineral oil-based oils. This means that the quality of synthetic oils is much higher. You can tell by...

Itchy issues in the kitchen

11 September 2023

Summertime is the prime season for dining out: who among us hasn't relished a laid-back evening on a patio, savouring whatever culinary delights the chef has whipped up in the kitchen? The kitchen, as we all know, is the...

NVWA: drug use violations in slaughter animals

15 August 2023

Between September and December 2022, the NVWA conducted additional random checks at slaughterhouses for horses, goats, calves and sheep, in addition to the regular National Residue Program (NPR). Of the 186 additional sa...

Ultra-processed foods are not necessarily unhealthy

01 August 2023

A new research project is challenging the idea that heavily processed foods can't be part of a healthy diet. This study aims to develop a diet plan that gets 80% of its calories from heavily processed foods, while still ...

Agrifirm innovates with sustainable rumen-resistant protein

21 July 2023

Agrifirm has patented a technology called Greenwave that enables climate-friendly production of rumen-resistant protein for cattle feed. This technology not only reduces nitrogen and CO2 emissions in dairy farming, but a...

Farmers worldwide oppose food from laboratories

18 July 2023

The World Farmers' Organization (WFO), a global organization representing more than 1.2 billion farmers, opposes the acceptance of laboratory-grown food as a substitute for food produced by farmers. The position, adop...

Obligation to keep poultry indoors mostly withdrawn

10 July 2023

The Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) has decided to repeal the obligation to keep poultry indoors with immediate effect for almost the whole of the Netherlands. However, the requirement to house and...

RIVM: Dutch have too much PFAS intake

10 July 2023

People in the Netherlands ingest too many PFAS(Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances ) through food and drinking water combined. New research by the RIVM confirms this. However, the amount of PFAS is lower than previously ...

Natural variations in fatty acid composition investigated

03 July 2023

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is conducting a study this year on the fatty acid composition of twenty vegetable and animal oils and fats. This research is being commissioned by MVO and the results will be in...

Major changes in import requirements for vegetables

29 June 2023

On July 1, 2023, the new temporary implementing regulation (EU) 2023/1134 comes into force to prevent the introduction and spread of Spodoptera frugiperda in the EU. Spodoptera frugiperda, called 'fall armyworm' in Engli...