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99.6 per cent slaughterhouses comply with regulations

"In 2021, the NVWA carried out as many as 88,000 inspections at Dutch slaughterhouses. The NVWA's new Compliance Monitor shows that no less than 99.6% of the companies complied with laws and regulations. The companies an..

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Blog: Food and machine safety go hand in hand

04 July 2022

The combination of food safety and machine safety is a difficult balancing act for many food producers and machine builders. One wants a machine that is easily accessible and cleanable, while the other prefers a machine ...

New warning label for poultry meat

30 June 2022

Consumers do not always maintain the optimal kitchen hygiene when storing, preparing and consuming poultry meat. To give consumers clearer information on proper hygiene, the obligatory warning phrase has been changed to ...

Give Listeria no chance

23 June 2022

This small bacterium enters many companies every day uninvited. It then knows how to hide itself very well. Unfortunately, you only notice this when lots of new Listeria strains are born. They can be found on wheels of c...

Changes to best before date legislation as of 1 July 2022

21 June 2022

On 1 July, the legislation for stating a best-before date will change in the Netherlands. This can have consequences for the best before date information on your products. In the Netherlands, the legislation for indic...

Saving money by using an automated washing line

21 June 2022

At Jungpflanzen Lüske, in the north of Germany, LETS has delivered and installed a new automated washing line. According to the manager, Martin Lubbe, the previous washing system did not meet the current requirements....

Nutrilab has a passion for food safety

20 June 2022

Nutrilab acts as a loyal partner in guaranteeing and monitoring food safety. Our customers must be able to rely on us at all times. Even in these turbulent times. We therefore continue to offer all facilities you are acc...

FAVV: Residues on fruit and vegetables not harmful

16 June 2022

Residues from plant protection products on fruit and vegetables do not constitute a danger to our health, according to the FAVV (Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain). This conclusion follows from an analysis ...

WUR: Revision of dietary guidelines necessary

16 June 2022

Dietary guidelines issued by national governments aim to set a roadmap for healthy living. But a new international study published in Lancet Planetary Health challenges national dietary guidelines assessments to include ...

Fermentation: the road to global health

15 June 2022

Fermented foods and beverages have a long history in human nutrition with evidence of fermentation dating back thousands of years. They are currently experiencing a clear resurgence generated by demands for traditional, ...

Smart biosensor detects bacteria

15 June 2022

How do you ensure that the risk of contamination of your smoothie is as minimal as possible? This was one of the reasons for startup Alberts to participate in research into the development of a biosensor with which food ...

NAPV information campaign starts: 'Every step counts'.

07 June 2022

On 28 June 2022, during a digital meeting, State Secretary Van Ooijen will give the go-ahead for an information campaign about the National Product Improvement Approach (NAPV), under the motto: 'Every step counts. Togeth...

NVWA introduces food safety checkpoint

07 June 2022

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) works together with private inspection agencies that apply a monitoring system to companies that supply food to consumers. These agencies do not replace NVWA su...

Harmful pesticides on fruit and vegetables increased

02 June 2022

European citizens have been exposed to a dramatic rise in the frequency and intensity of residues of the most toxic pesticides on fruits and vegetables sold in the EU, according to a report by PAN Europe. The report cont...

10 important tips for ensuring food safety

01 June 2022

Machines that can be cleaned properly are a primary requirement for preventing problems and guaranteeing food safety. How do you choose the best suitable machine for the job? ABB's white paper "Food Safety" helps compani...

Veggie Smooth Winner Food Boost Challenge

25 May 2022

On Tuesday 24 May 2022 was the final of the Food Boost Challenge. On the stage in the World Horti Center 10 student teams pitched their idea for enticing young people to eat more fruit and vegetable products. Veggie Smoo...