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Over 20 algae species admitted to European market

The Dutch food industry is poised for a significant shift, following the recent addition of over 20 algae species to the EU Novel Food Catalogue. This decision by the European Commission, in collaboration with the compet..

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New institute for food safety

15 January 2019

From 1 June 2019, RIKILT Wageningen University & Research and the Laboratory for Feed and Food Safety of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) will form a new institute. The new organization is ...

Food safety first priority NVWA

24 December 2018

In 2019, the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) will devote 52% of its available supervisory capacity to food safety. This is stated in NVWA's annual plan for 2019, which was presented to the Lower H...

Tackling bacteria in poultry sector

24 December 2018

The approach to Campylobacter and Salmonella in the poultry sector in the Netherlands has been successful. This is the conclusion of the Dutch association for the poultry processing industry; Nepluvi. The number of human...

Lab meat: meat from a test-tube

13 November 2018

Five years ago in London, Mark Post, pharmacologist and professor in the vascular physiology at Maastricht University, and his team were the first to demonstrate in vitro meat. The costs: 250,000 Euros for an in vitro bu...

Looking for functional proteins

13 November 2018

Product developers of food producing companies are continuously looking for new flavors, unique textures and solutions to improve the product structure. The use of proteins can provide solution to these challenges. Prote...

Fish events & trends

13 November 2018

Important events Heavy metals: 149 +39% vs. 2016 Mercury in swordfish from Spain 47 events (-13%) Mercury in shark form Spain 24 events (+380%) Mercury in swordfish from Vietna...

Result after 3 years of low infection pressure

13 November 2018

Het Nocotech desinfectiesysteem verlaagt de infectiedruk in kritische productieruimtes. Het systeem, geleverd door Simpel Desinfecteren,  wordt sinds januari 2016 gebruikt in de voedingsindustrie. Dat de infectiedru...

Grenzen van de nieuwe norm ISO

13 November 2018

Tijdens het NEN-congres op 26 september 2018 werd de nieuwe ISO 22000:2018 toegelicht en de Nederlandse vertaling van deze norm gepresenteerd. Wat zijn de belangrijkste wijzigingen? De belangrijkste veranderingen ten ...

Checkmark logo ('Vinkje') removed

19 October 2018

As of 19 October 2018, manufacturers will no longer be allowed to use the 'Vinkje' in the Netherlands. The Dutch Consumers' Association is satisfied with the fact that the misleading logo will disappear on food packaging...

Healthier meat range at Jumbo

18 October 2018

Jumbo has significantly reduced the amount of salt in its fresh meat products. Hundreds of popular products - from hamburgers, bacon slices and saté skewers to sausages, minced meat and slavery - have been scrutinised. T...

Statement Bord Bia on report Wakker Dier

16 October 2018

Animal welfare is one of the four key elements of the Irish quality system SBLAS for beef and lamb, alongside food safety, environmental protection and traceability. "Wakker Dier's suggestion that animal welfare is not i...

A one sided view of the meat sector

12 October 2018

The Central Organisation for the Meat Sector (COV) regrets the way in which Investico's investigative journalists portray working in the Dutch meat sector in De Groene Amsterdammer. It's portrayed rather one-sidedly and ...

Cleaning, and a vision for the future

09 October 2018

Good cleaning and disinfection are paramount for the delivery of a product that is safe to eat. The basic principles remain unchanged. The thing that changes is the fact that it can be done in a smarter way. We let six p...


09 October 2018

I like a clean and tidy home. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. I have, as you might know by now, three teenagers living in my house. Just as so many other kids aged 12, 14 and 16, they have mastered the art ...

Coca-Cola and Blücher, same high standards

09 October 2018

Blücher found a partner with the same corporate values in Coca-Cola European Partners Nederland: high quality, sustainability, and high hygiene standards.  Blücher assortment Eveline Bruins: "We manufacture st...