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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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GlobalData: Global meat industry to decline by 5.3%

27 May 2020

The activity of meat manufacturers across North America continues to generate a lot of noise, with some processing plants from major companies such as Tyson and JBS resuming operations. Continued turbulence among meat pa...

Hand in hand

15 May 2020

King's Day 2020. No strange junk on markets and no ridiculous sales pitch about how functional those broken things are. No live music. No overcrowded terraces. No bratwurst or hamburgers from a shady stand on the square....

Jacob Schilstra: "Dare to be critical"

15 May 2020

If you want to know more about the state of food safety in the Netherlands and the world, you can't escape a conversation with Jacob Schilstra, director at Riskplaza and director of Business Development at KTBA.  ...

Demand for high-care washing is growing

15 May 2020

The laundry industry is a circular process 'avant la lettre', says Michel Heerkens, director of Lavans in Helmond, which has existed since 1928. "Ancient and ultramodern. I foresee that our high-care food department will...

Nocotech disinfects thoroughly

15 May 2020

Nocotech, introduced to the Dutch food market four years ago by Simpel Desinfecteren, disinfects thoroughly. The dry vapour is biodegradable and the system is safe for humans and the environment. Medical sector priori...

From the outside and from the inside

15 May 2020

External food safety During this corona crisis, it becomes crystal clear that we are running considerable risks, also with regard to food safety. It is known that direct contact with insects and (infected) animals thr...

What 1.5 meters?

15 May 2020

The simplest measure to protect you against the COVID 19 virus appears to be the most effective. The evidence that hand-washing prevents disease transmission is overwhelming and the costs are low. My mother, 83 years old...

Corona and the crucial sector

15 May 2020

"Stay home," Rutte said on March 16th. Since then, many Dutch people have been doing their best. They work from home, have meetings with teams, log on to company networks and communicate via apps. Not every work is suita...

Safe disinfection

15 May 2020

Now that the COVID-19 virus is circulating, there is a great demand for disinfectants. There is a shortage on the market, so all registers are being pulled open in the search for reliable products. It is important for yo...

Less packaging, longer shelf life

15 May 2020

"For us, food safe packaging means that we help to control the packaging process flawlessly," says Wesley Pieterse of Repak Superior Packaging Solutions in Emmen. "Thanks to new, high-quality techniques, we always succee...

We miss you guys

15 May 2020

It's been two months already since the start of the lockdown. Two months in which personal contact is minimal. If you read my columns regularly, you know that personal contact is my number one priority. I am always looki...

The pitfalls of seduction (2)

15 May 2020

Marketing is seduction and that involves a certain exaggeration. But exaggeration is not without risks: seduction can turn into deception. And that is forbidden.   Consumer organisations have been calling for att...

Future Food Group launches new PLNT brand

15 May 2020

Future Food Group has developed its own brand. Under the name PLNT it markets an extensive line of meat substitutes. Products that are not only good for people but also for our planet. With the vision of making meat subs...

Info crop protection products too fragmented

14 May 2020

Innovations in agriculture and horticulture follow each other in rapid succession in order to produce food ever more efficiently, sustainably and safely. That is why farmers and horticulturists need better information fl...

Albert Heijn does online trial with food choice logo Nutri-Score

14 May 2020

Albert Heijn is starting a new trial today with the food choice logo Nutri-Score. For six weeks, the supermarket chain will place the logo on the website for approximately 2,000 products. The aim is to see whether custom...