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Consequences of corona contamination in slaughterhouses

Slaughterhouses have been in the news before in combination with corona. Why meat processors are so vulnerable to the virus is not yet clear, but the low temperature and high humidity may play a role. The Dutch Food and ..

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GlobalData: Global meat industry to decline by 5.3%

27 May 2020

The activity of meat manufacturers across North America continues to generate a lot of noise, with some processing plants from major companies such as Tyson and JBS resuming operations. Continued turbulence among meat pa...

Hand in hand

15 May 2020

King's Day 2020. No strange junk on markets and no ridiculous sales pitch about how functional those broken things are. No live music. No overcrowded terraces. No bratwurst or hamburgers from a shady stand on the square....

Demand for high-care washing is growing

15 May 2020

The laundry industry is a circular process 'avant la lettre', says Michel Heerkens, director of Lavans in Helmond, which has existed since 1928. "Ancient and ultramodern. I foresee that our high-care food department will...

Nocotech disinfects thoroughly

15 May 2020

Nocotech, introduced to the Dutch food market four years ago by Simpel Desinfecteren, disinfects thoroughly. The dry vapour is biodegradable and the system is safe for humans and the environment. Medical sector priori...

What 1.5 meters?

15 May 2020

The simplest measure to protect you against the COVID 19 virus appears to be the most effective. The evidence that hand-washing prevents disease transmission is overwhelming and the costs are low. My mother, 83 years old...

Corona and the crucial sector

15 May 2020

"Stay home," Rutte said on March 16th. Since then, many Dutch people have been doing their best. They work from home, have meetings with teams, log on to company networks and communicate via apps. Not every work is suita...

We miss you guys

15 May 2020

It's been two months already since the start of the lockdown. Two months in which personal contact is minimal. If you read my columns regularly, you know that personal contact is my number one priority. I am always looki...

Fifty percent of companies fear for survival due to corona crisis

12 May 2020

Nearly half of the entrepreneurs in the Dutch non-financial business sector expect their company's survival to be jeopardised if the corona crisis continues for more than six months. If the corona crisis lasts longer tha...

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...

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...

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.   ...

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...

BRC8: How do I handle that?

11 November 2019

Many companies are still struggling with the new BRC8: How do they get the new requirements for management commitment, food safety culture, root cause analysis and authorized personnel implemented? How will the auditor a...

How do you control Listeria?

11 November 2019

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...