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'Learn to recognise the critical points in your factory!'

Roelina Dijk is author of the textbook 'Safe food - microbiological principles, chemical and physical factors', whose fourth updated edition was published recently. Sharing knowledge is her passion: "Giving theory a prac..

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Smart robots to make a salad

02 May 2023

Picking and packaging a bunch of grapes with a robot already requires a lot of technology. But it can get even more complicated: automatically preparing a ready-to-eat salad. Researchers from Wageningen University & ...

7 major changes in IFS Food version 8

01 May 2023

The new version of the IFS Food standard was published on 18 April 2023. From 1 October 2023, it will be possible for companies to perform audits according to the new version. From 1 January 2024, this will be mandatory....

EFSA: low levels of pesticides in EU food

28 April 2023

The latest European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report on pesticide residues in food in the European Union was published on 26 April 2023. The report provides a snapshot of residue levels found in a selection of commonl...

GS1 and JoinData launch location register for agricultural sector

26 April 2023

GS1 Netherlands and JoinData are teaming up to create a single source for organisation and location data of agricultural companies in the Netherlands. This data will be centrally recorded based on GS1 standards, making i...

Compaxo: Processing meat deserves appreciation

25 April 2023

Meat is currently under a magnifying glass. Unfortunately not always in a positive sense. Yet many meat processors continue to put their heart and soul into providing others with a good piece of meat every day. In a clea...

The 'Bio Top 40': organic as the standard

25 April 2023

Replacing conventional products with an organic alternative is the most effective measure to boost the consumption and production of organic. For this reason, on 21 April 2023, Bionext published the 'Bio Top 40': a list ...

Lentiz winner MBO-Challenge Food Waste 2023

21 April 2023

On Thursday 20 April 2023, the winner of the MBO-Challenge Food Waste 2023 was announced. Unanimously, the jury chose FIBER UP by the MBO food & quality/technology students of Lentiz College.  Fiber-Up is pro...

EFSA finds harmful health effects of bisphenol A in food

21 April 2023

Experts from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have concluded that dietary exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) is a health concern for consumers of all ages.  BPA is a chemical used in combination with other ch...

Children still exposed to unhealthy food advertising

21 April 2023

The annual Child Marketing Monitor by research firm Panteia commissioned by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport shows that there has been little to no change in children's exposure to advertising for unhealthy food...

FSSC 22000 version 6.0 finally published

14 April 2023

The new FSSC 22000 standard version 6.0 was published on 31 March 2023. Audits according to the previous version (5.1) of the standard can still take place until 31 March 2024. From 1 April 2024, all audits must be condu...

Worries about safety of food are higher

11 April 2023

Consumer confidence in food safety generally declined in the period 2021 to 2023. In 2021, it was higher than a year earlier, where overall consumer confidence was still stable in the 2019 period. This is according to th...

Automated disinfection

11 April 2023

Nocotech disinfection is highly effective against all micro-organisms. Thus against Listeria, Salmonella and fungi, to mention just a few. Disinfection has recently become fully automated. The Nocotech equipment can b...

Passion for food safety at Nutrilab

11 April 2023

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...

NPN creates hygiene code for food supplements

03 April 2023

To offer the food supplement industry concrete tools to meet quality requirements, NPN is developing a hygiene code together with consultancy firm Précon.  A hygiene code is a guide of rules on food safety and hy...

EFSA: Nitrosamines in food raise a health concern

01 April 2023

Consumer exposure to nitrosamines, compounds that can form in food during its preparation and processing, raises a health concern. This is the finding of EFSA’s assessment on the public health risk related to the presenc...