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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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RETAIL MEETS FOOD INDUSTRY!

10 February 2020

There are many challenges in the food chain. Online is advancing, links are disappearing, retail is upside down. The room is full of decision-makers from food producing companies, side by side with a few retailers. The e...

2020: extra commitment to product safety

03 January 2020

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) will deploy extra capacity in 2020 for the supervision of product safety and manure controls. The NVWA is also deploying extra people to be able to respond more...

HACCP certification stops on 1 January 2021

17 December 2019

On 1 January 2021, the HACCP certification scheme for food safety will cease to exist. This decision was taken by the Stichting Certificatie Veiligheid, Kwaliteit en Duurzaamheid (Safety, Quality and Sustainability Certi...

RIVM: Small decrease in daily intake of salt and sugar

17 December 2019

The food industry has been making agreements to reduce the levels of salt, sugar and fat (including saturated fat) in foods since 2014, when the National Agreement to Improve Product Composition (AVP) was drawn up. Accor...

Interroll Drum Motors receive EHEDG certification

05 December 2019

The European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) has certified Interroll's current drum motor platform after extensive testing for hygienic industrial applications. This official confirmation provides the int...

Seeking opportunities in an uncertain world

02 December 2019

In 2020, global animal protein faces an uncertain world, but opportunities can still be found. African swine fever dominates the outlook, having generated unprecedented change in 2019 – and the Rabobank expects more in 2...

Dutch ministry opts for Nutri-Score, with postponement

29 November 2019

Nutri-Score is the intended food choice logo for the Netherlands. State Secretary Paul Blokhuis (VWS) wrote this to the Lower House of Parliament on 28 November. Of the three logos in Europe - Keyhole, Multiple Traffic L...

Always on the lookout for sustainable cooperation

11 November 2019

The success of Koç Vleeswaren is due to the great enthusiasm of the Gürcüoğlu brothers, says director Hikmet Gürcüoğlu. This enables the company to make the finest product, production technology and market approach. ...

A tidy feeling

11 November 2019

The term 'clean' is a topic of discussion in our industry. When does something meet this standard? The first impression plays an important role: is it tidy and dust-free? Is the line 'clean'? Do you immediately get the f...

A triumvirate: how does it work?

11 November 2019

Potato processor Schaap Holland, together with cleaning company Concreet Hygiene and cleaning product supplier/knowledge partner Eco2Clean, forms a triumvirate. In this cooperation, knowledge and know-how is shared and t...

Brewing clean and tasty beer

11 November 2019

Kees Bubberman brews beer in Middelburg, Zeeland. Since 2015. Thanks to its consistent quality and surprising flavours, Kees' beer is a household name in the Netherlands and far beyond. Beer that is brewed according to a...

How do I kill my building?

11 November 2019

Cleaning with 80 bar pressure is like washing your china with a jet of grit. To make it complete, we use extreme alkalis and acids; that cleans up nice and fast. The result: concrete floors are transformed into washed ou...

Once there was... ...a cleaning plan

11 November 2019

If this was a fairy tale, it would end well. But there's little magical about cleaning in the food industry. There is often a lack of a clear Programme of Requirements. Clarity in specifications is badly needed.   ...

Oriental ready for the future

11 November 2019

At the new location of Oriental in The Hague, a new kitchen of 1,500 m² has recently been fitted out. Martin Chan, Managing Director of Oriental Holding Europe: "Here our chefs prepare authentic Asian dishes and products...

Good and affordable sticker removing

11 November 2019

LETS bv has been the innovative partner in the field of industrial cleaning systems and cleaning pump units for the food industry for almost 40 years. The team's approach is to provide an optimal and sustainable cleaning...