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Total copper intakes below new safe level

Combined exposure to copper from all sources does not pose health concerns for the EU population, say EFSA’s scientific experts. Excessive copper retention in the body over time could be toxic for humans, especially t..

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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...

Nocotech method expensive or not?

08 March 2022

Some people think that Nocotech disinfection is expensive. Are they right? A litre bottle of chlorine is cheaper, that is true. But you don't disinfect 1000 m³ from ceiling to floor with it. And it certainly does not ...

The retailer decides, the producer pays

07 March 2022

When it comes to food packaging, the top priority is sustainable use of materials. But what is the most sustainable choice? Do you have a choice as a food producer? Are the solutions feasible? And who is ultimately going...

Column Pieter Vos: Packaging is an opportunity

07 March 2022

Imagine if crisps, biscuits and rice were on the supermarket shelf without packaging? That you would have to put your steak, veggie schnitzel or piece of cod in your shopping bag without protective foil. No way. No matte...