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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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‘Too much focus on food safety’

12 May 2020

Improving food quality means finding a good balance between food safety and quality, argues Tiny van Boekel, emeritus professor of Product Design & Quality Management, and his co-authors in an opinion piece published...

Fifty percent of companies fear for survival due to corona crisis

12 May 2020

Nearly half of the entrepreneurs in the Dutch non-financial business sector expect their company's survival to be jeopardised if the corona crisis continues for more than six months. If the corona crisis lasts longer tha...

Key challenges post-COVID food systems

12 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has a large and decisive impact on public health, and generates major consequences for social relationships, economic development and food systems. Ivo Demmers and Ruerd Ruben of Wageningen Universi...

The Vista Protector enables 1.5 meter economy

28 April 2020

The Rutte government's message remains: caution is called for. Take small steps. Vista Protector is a big step towards individual and collective security. Of course we keep as much distance as possible. But sometimes tha...

NVWA: Handbook of regulations on food for specific groups

21 April 2020

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has compiled and published a manual of regulations for specific groups. The handbook focuses on nutrition for specific groups such as infants, young children, s...

Scammers active on behalf of the trade journal Voedingsindustrie

15 April 2020

As a loyal relation of the trade journal 'Voedingsindustrie', I want to warn you about scammers. Four advertisers have already been approached to place an ad and have been completely misled. Fortunately, they didn't agre...

Antibacterial packaging less effective for greasier meat

12 March 2020

Researchers at Food Quality and Design discovered that the effect of antibacterial packaging depends, among other things, on the fat content in the meat. The packaging is more effective with lean minced meat than normal ...

EFSA: Food no transmission of corona virus

12 March 2020

EFSA is closely monitoring the situation regarding the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that is affecting a large number of countries across the globe. There is currently no evidence that food is a likely sourc...

Bolscher: Butcher of the future

09 March 2020

We have to be more careful with our planet. For example, by taking a larger part of our proteins from vegetable sources and opting for sustainable energy. The brothers Roy and Chiel Bolscher, owners and directors of the ...

Duplaco: 1000 to 1500 tonnes of micro-algae per year

09 March 2020

Microalgae are on the right side of the health spectrum. After all: the single-celled plant without roots and leaves has a complete nutrient profile and multiplies every eight hours. Green fast food.  According t...

New approach to prevent noroviruses on fruit and vegetables

03 March 2020

A team of researchers from the Technical University of East-Westphalia-Lippe has investigated whether and to what extent noroviruses on fruit and vegetables can be rendered harmless by cold atomization of hydrogen peroxi...

NVWA: Sulphite in meat not yet eradicated

24 February 2020

During an inspection by the Dutch Food Product Safety Authority (NVWA) at the end of 2019, 15% of the companies inspected, which are known to have purchased sulphite in recent years, were found to be using prohibited sul...

"Choosing the right packaging is challenging"

10 February 2020

How can the food sector move towards less plastic and more recyclable and recycled packaging? There are no unambiguous answers, but there are opposing demands and interests and thus major dilemmas. We will discuss this w...

Easy snacking right off the shelf onto the table

10 February 2020

In addition to herring products, Haasnoot Food Family produces around a hundred varieties of tapas. To achieve this, Haasnoot works closely with Sismatec, among others. Vision makes you buy extra and nicely packaged snac...

Fresh fish kept four days longer in cold storage

10 February 2020

Clean air as free as possible from fungi, bacteria and viruses is essential to ensure food safety. ActivePure® technology is a unique method to achieve this. The technology, created in space technology and NASA-certified...