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How do you control Listeria?

The presence of Listeria is inherent to working with food. In order to control the bacteria, everything is pulled out of the cupboard: from adjusting the recipe to dry disinfection.  "The situation has not become..

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Sales trick with domain names, don't fall for it!

20 May 2019

Everyone must be visible on the Internet. You are based in the Netherlands and have chosen a domain name that ends in .nl or you go for the international image with .com. Then, on Friday afternoon, you'll suddenly be ...

Concerns about filet americain are unnecessary

15 May 2019

The Association for the Dutch Processed Meat Industry (VNV) is surprised by reports in the media about the consumption of raw meat products. It has long been widely known that certain groups of people may be at risk from...

‘Sweet’ culture reduces added sugar

13 May 2019

Chr. Hansen launches Sweety® Y-1: The first culture in the world allowing dairy manufacturers to create naturally sweeter products while reducing added sugar Health organizations, governments and retailers are setting...

Bread spread contains less and less salt

09 May 2019

Dutch people have breakfast and lunch without noticing that they are becoming healthier and healthier. Gouda cheese already contains 22% less salt than in the past. Meats are already less salty and now salt is also reduc...

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. ...