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Total copper intakes below new safe level

Combined exposure to copper from all sources does not pose health concerns for the EU population, say EFSA’s scientific experts. Excessive copper retention in the body over time could be toxic for humans, especially t..

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NVWA: extra sampling at slaughterhouses

10 November 2022

From September 2022 to the end of 2022, the NVWA is taking extra samples at slaughterhouses of cattle, pigs, horses, goats and sheep. This was prompted by the results of a trial of a new detection method. These showed un...

Levendig debat over eiwitbalans in COV Meat Café

07 November 2022

3 november 2022 vond het jaarlijkse COV Meat Café plaats. Ruim 50 genodigden uit agri en food debatteerden over de ideale eiwitbalans. Wie is waarvoor verantwoordelijk? Welke rol speelt de prijs bij de consument? Kun je ...

Organic farming pays off more often than you think

24 October 2022

Between 2018-2020, organic farmers and gardeners were able to recoup the additional costs of organic production through higher market prices in most cases, except for milk. However, consumers' willingness to pay for orga...

Measures to reduce PFAS in drinking water

24 October 2022

In response to the RIVM report on PFAS in drinking water, Minister Harbers (Infrastructure and Water Management) is having permits for discharges into wastewater amended. This should result in the combined discharges sta...

Sharp rise in food-related outbreaks

20 October 2022

In 2021, GGDs and the NVWA registered a total of 838 food-related outbreaks with 3,517 sick people with the RIVM-CIb. This is a sharp increase compared to 2020 (559 outbreaks and 1,907 sick people). It is also higher tha...

Carefree disinfection with Nocotech

20 October 2022

Nocotech disinfection is effective against all bacteria and fungi, and fully automated. That's one less thing to worry about. But... disinfection treatments mainly take place at night or when nobody is present in the ...

Supermarket is not yet a healthy food environment

18 October 2022

Unhealthy products still predominate in supermarkets' offers, range and layout. This is according to Questionmark's recently published Superlijst Gezondheid 2022. Supermarkets promised in the National Prevention Agreemen...

Blueberry requires fast and gentle handling

17 October 2022

With the peak season just around the corner, they could use some extra hands on the packing line at Berry Packing Services. That is why the super-fast Proseal Case Packer was recently purchased. 'Handle with care' is ...

Instruction compulsory at Simpel Desinfecteren

17 October 2022

All customers who disinfect with Nocotech have followed the instruction of Simpel Desinfecteren and received a certificate for it. So they know how this disinfection technique works, how and when to use it, etc. The inst...

Big data takes food safety to higher level

17 October 2022

New and powerful algorithms and bioinformatics tools are enabling the development of models that make it much easier to predict outbreaks of food-borne diseases. Nestlé and Mars are among the first to invest in HTS infra...

300 tonnes of oranges dumped in Australia

11 October 2022

This season has been one of the worst for Australian citrus growers in 40 years. The wet conditions have resulted in most of the oranges not meeting supermarket specifications which has resulted in the dumping of oranges...

99.6 per cent slaughterhouses comply with regulations

21 September 2022

"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...

Practical solutions for hygienic wiring

20 September 2022

Hygienic Design products reduce the risk of contamination in the food industry. But how do you tackle this and how do you prevent cables and components from posing a risk to food safety? Jeroen ter Velde, food specialist...

New Commission Notice allergen cross-contamination

16 September 2022

The European Commission has issued clarification on preventing cross-contamination with allergens. The practical guide shows that cross-contamination cannot always be prevented and the legal requirements should therefore...

Qlip sets out to guarantee dairy with Dutch origin

13 September 2022

The current milk market is in a state of turmoil. More and more milk or milk products of different origins are being processed into dairy products. The Dutch dairy sector notes that foreign dairy producers are increasing...