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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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Many companies do not comply with allergen requirements

25 May 2022

Most companies in retail, trade and catering do not properly inform customers about which allergens are contained in the food or dish. This is shown by data from the NVWA. In 2021, the NVWA inspected more than 5,000 busi...

IFS Food 8 draft version published

23 May 2022

IFS Food version 8 is expected around summer 2022. Recently the draft version of IFS Food 8 was published. The IFS Food standard is changed to comply with the Codex Alimentarius CXC 1-1969 version 2020. The upcoming ISO ...

Online edition May 2022: Food safety

16 May 2022

Food producers are expected to do everything reasonably possible to prevent people from getting sick from food. Yet there are still outbreaks and recalls almost every day. Apparently, ensuring food safe...

Column Judith Witte: Taking risks

16 May 2022

Just before Easter, my daughter left in the middle of the night for a 2-year postponed school trip '24 hours to Paris'. Early in the morning, I had the following whatsapp conversation with her: She: Mom, can I have Ki...

WFSR: 'We are getting better at preventing food crises'

16 May 2022

In the event of a major fire, radiation incident or food scandal, the government wants to know quickly whether the food and drinking water are still safe. Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR) provides the government wi...

Food safety: much can be achieved with common sense

16 May 2022

Companies in the food chain are expected to do everything that is reasonably possible to prevent people from getting sick from food. Yet there are still outbreaks and almost daily recalls. This suggests that food safety ...

Listeria: How to get rid of it

16 May 2022

In the food industry, there are still many contaminations with - and recalls caused by - Listeria monocytogenes. Simply because companies bring this pathogen indoors every day; the bacterium can be found everywhere in th...

Column Pieter Vos: The price of food safety

16 May 2022

When it comes to ensuring our safety, drastic measures are often taken. Think of the lockdowns during the Corona crisis. Children who did not go to school, people who became lonely. Look at the radical measures taken dur...

Foodsafe and sustainable: does it go together?

16 May 2022

Making the cleaning process more sustainable requires some rethinking. Start by looking at your process and the resources you use with different eyes. Find that you can already realise (sustainability) gains with a few s...

Cleaning for allergens: Rushing is not an option!

16 May 2022

Innovation is in the heart of food hygiene specialist Christeyns. The 'Allergen Defense' programme is the latest development in allergen control.  Just after the Second World War, in a backyard in Ghent, the firs...

JacKit renovates at Maasland Vleeswaren

16 May 2022

JacKit has recently renovated a quick cooling system with Sealwise at Maasland Vleeswaren B.V. During the job it turned out once again that you can always come across unexpected problems during a renovation. In this case...

Identifying risks of contamination

10 May 2022

Food and safety are inextricably linked. At specialist cleaning company Hago Food & Industry, they know better than anyone that even the best quality systems are not always enough to prevent contamination: ears and e...

4 countries join forces to promote organic

28 April 2022

The Netherlands joins forces with Sweden, Finland and Belgium to stimulate the sale of organic products. The countries jointly launch a campaign aimed at the buying behaviour of consumers. By means of nudging, subtle adj...

Mini intestines replace test animals

26 April 2022

Three Wageningen research institutes are developing organoids using intestinal cells harvested from humans and pigs. This will drastically reduce the need for test animals in future, according to food safety researcher M...

'Slaughter speed reduction legally impossible'

26 April 2022

It is not worthwhile or possible to enforce a generic reduction in slaughter speed in slaughterhouses, because the process control at a certain slaughter speed depends very much on the situation and set-up of that specif...