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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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'There is little supervision of mechanically separated meat'

21 April 2022

A new opinion poll commissioned by Foodwatch shows that 72% of consumers do not know what mechanically separated meat (MSM) is. 74% of respondents do not know which products contain MSM. Foodwatch claims that the State i...

Earlier and more effective communication about product improvement

21 April 2022

The House of Representatives requests the government, together with food producers, to draw up alternatives for earlier and more effective communication about product improvement, within the framework of European legisla...

UMC Utrecht does allergy tests with novel foods

19 April 2022

UMC Utrecht will coordinate an international study that will develop methods to assess the allergic potential of so-called "novel foods" (such as insect burgers). The food allergy research project is called 'Allergenicit...

NVWA finds medicine residue in beef

13 April 2022

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has found excessive concentrations of (prohibited) medicine residues in beef. It concerns limited excesses of anti-inflammatories, painkillers and antibiotics. ...

The lies of palm oil

11 April 2022

For many consumers, the word palm oil conjures up a pleasant image of tropical islands with a white beach lined with palm trees, preferably with a parade of dancing beauties in wicker skirts and wreaths of flowers in the...

Clarity about mustard allergens

11 April 2022

Nutrilab has expanded the LC-MSMS method for allergen screening. This in response to requests from the market. A reference method for the identification of allergenic proteins from mustard was lacking and existing test k...

Slecht nieuws voor listeria

07 April 2022

Nocotech verlaagt de infectiedruk in een productieruimte enorm. Dus ook het aantal Listeria-bacteriën. Veel bedrijven kampen nog altijd met deze lastige bacterie die van een koude omgeving houdt. Listeria kan zich tijden...

COV: Meat tax will be counterproductive

01 April 2022

The idea of a meat tax is counterproductive in terms of both public health and the sectors' sustainability agenda. This is according to the organisations in the meat sector, united in the Meat Coalition, in response to a...

NVB: Bread deserves a 0% VAT rate

30 March 2022

The bakery industry has already taken a number of successful steps to guarantee the health of Dutch citizens. In order to reinforce the industry's actions, steps must also be taken by the government. A low VAT rate makes...

Microplastics found in human bloodstream

28 March 2022

A research team has become the first to demonstrate that plastic particles from our living environment end up in the human bloodstream. The results of the research project, called Immunoplast, were published on 24 March ...

NVWA publishes Handbook Nutrition and Health Claims

23 March 2022

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has published a Handbook on Nutrition and Health Claims. Claims can be found on food labels, but also in leaflets, on websites and in (social) media. Claims, in...

Hygienic cabling requires more awareness

15 March 2022

There is no specific legislation on hygienic cabling. Nevertheless, cabling and components (cable glands, connectors, protective tubes) do have an influence on food safety and therefore on the health of consumers.  ...

Roma Nederland part of Cold Care Group

11 March 2022

Roma Nederland B.V. will become part of the Cold Care Group, a participation of NewPort Capital, with immediate effect (10 March 2022). K.I.M. Nederland B.V. has been part of the group since April 2021. The Cold Care Gro...

Gelderland aims to make food supply greener

09 March 2022

Entrepreneurs in the hospitality, care, catering and retail sectors in Gelderland can take part in the Gelderland of Tomorrow programme with a 50% subsidy. Under expert guidance, they can work for one or two years on off...

Only 50% of political parties serious about nutrition

09 March 2022

Healthy food and attention to a healthy, sustainable living environment are only on about half the political agendas in the municipal elections. And the approach of the parties to these issues is very fragmented. This is...