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Million-euro grant for research on pathogens in plant-based products

Researchers of Wageningen University & Research have received a grant of one million euros through the international platform Plant2Food. This funding is intended for a study on pathogens in plant-based products. The..

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Demand for a ban on colorant E171

08 May 2019

The Consumers' Association and other European consumer organisations call on the European Commission to ban the use of titanium dioxide (E171) in food. Several food safety organisations have doubts about the safety of th...

Joining forces

07 May 2019

Every year, on King’s Day, the Netherlands is once again confronted with the facts (and with hamburgers and skewers contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria): hygiene is terrible at street markets. The Dutch Food and Co...

‘Stop misleading consumers!’

07 May 2019

IJsbrand Velzeboer is a food technologist and owner of Scienta nova, an independent consultancy firm that deals with the most diverse topics within the food industry. Core tasks: advice, training, shelf life extension an...

Controlling Listeria

07 May 2019

Products are increasingly being recalled from the market due to a Listeria contamination. Data from the National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) shows that the number of cases of listeriosis is al...

Blokland Cold Stores chooses Nocotech

07 May 2019

Dry disinfection is being embraced by the food industry. Peter Blokland, director of Blokland Cold Stores BV from Cuijk, exchanged the manual disinfection processes within his company for the fully automated disinfection...

For your own safety

07 May 2019

One of the goals of our laws and regulations is to protect us from that which threatens us. The Dutch law, for instance, stipulates that if you ride a moped or motorcycle, you must wear an approved helmet. Many internati...

Attention makes everything cleaner!

07 May 2019

We think about sustainability, alternative energy sources and a circular economy. Sharing knowledge is high on the agenda. We look for cooperation in order to strengthen each other. “Cooperation is also the keyword for e...

Attention for allergens

07 May 2019

Food safety goes hand in hand with proper labelling on packaging. But it happens almost every week: there are many recalls of products due to the (possible) presence of non-declared allergens. What goes wrong? The Eur...

Food safety

07 May 2019

Once - when I was young and wild - I travelled through Africa, through areas I would never go to today. Lots of people died in the Sahel drought, hunger terrorised the area. But what I remember most is the lack of toilet...

Back to the origin

07 May 2019

In a not so distant past, food products were local and seasonal, and therefore not available year round. There was no refrigerator, only a basement. Controlling the temperature was a lot harder at the time. Vegetables an...

Sugar, salt and saturated fat 2018

15 April 2019

The Dutch government increasingly wants consumers to be able to choose healthy products easily. That is why it is encouraged to make agreements about the maximum amount of salt, sugar and saturated fat in food products. ...

Possible entry Nutri-Score underestimated

11 April 2019

The Consumers' Association supports the introduction of the French food choice logo Nutri-Score in the Netherlands. The Nutri-Score shows in a simple way how (un)healthy a product is with colours (dark red to dark green)...

Full product safety

09 April 2019

Every week there is a recall of a product in the news. This often involves incorrect labelling or the discovery of materials that have accidentally ended up in the packaging. The aftermath of a product recall is enormous...

Herformulering; textuur grootse uitdaging

09 April 2019

Op donderdag 4 april zijn zo’n tachtig professionals uit de bakkerij- en zoetwarenbranche samengekomen voor de workshop Food Reformulation. Martijn Noort, herformuleringexpert bij de WUR: “De sleutel voor succesvol herfo...

UNIKON Industrial Washers

08 April 2019

At the IFFA, UNIKON Industrial Washers and Dryers will demonstrate its unique cutting glove washer. Until now, there was no good solution for cleaning boning gloves. They were often cleaned manually with high pressure. T...