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Search for balance in ingredients

Less sugar, salt and fat – more natural products and ingredients. Less meat and other animal proteins – more vegetal alternatives. Fewer pesticides and CO2 emission – more attention to nature and the climate. All in all,..

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BoerBurgerBeweging wants law Right to Agriculture

17 October 2019

The political party BoerBurgerBeweging wants the Netherlands to have a law on the Right to Agriculture. This law should better safeguard the livelihoods of farmers and horticulturists and protect farmers better. When BBB...

DVAN Advocaten celebrates 20 year anniversary

07 October 2019

For two decades DVAN Advocaten has been advising and assisting many companies, including those in the food industry, with various legal issues. Whether it concerns food safety, recalls, takeovers, relations with supplier...

Brexit ‘no-deal' be prepared

05 September 2019

Acht weken voordat het Verenigd Koninkrijk zich op 31 oktober 2019 uit de Europese Unie terugtrekt, herhaalt de Commissie in haar zesde mededeling over de voorbereidingen voor de brexit haar oproep tot alle belanghebbend...

BRC8 - Theme meeting at Cloetta Turnhout

02 September 2019

The new BRC version has been active since February 2019: BRC 8. Many companies are still struggling to get the new requirements implemented. How will the auditor assess this, is our company sufficiently prepared? Changes...

Ministry leaves choice of vegetable or animal food to citizen

01 September 2019

The government aims for a good and healthy balance in the ratio of animal and vegetable proteins in the diet of the consumer, without restricting the freedom of choice of the citizen. That is what Minister Schouten of Ag...

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...

A close eye on packaging and labels

05 March 2019

Shortly before Christmas last year, the NVWA published its annual plan for 2019. This year the regulator is examining food safety, deceptive packaging and the accuracy of labels, with a focus on industrial companies. Law...

Halal producten exporteren

28 February 2019

De markt voor halalproducten groeit wereldwijd sterk. Als je halal producten wilt exporteren dan krijg je te maken met bepaalde certificeringseisen. Het kan zijn dat er handelingen of processen aangepast moeten worden bi...

Look before you jump!

04 February 2019

More and more people say that they care about products being sustainable, animal-friendly, and environmentally friendly. Companies and manufacturers use quality labels to show their customers that they meet this demand. ...

Change in NVWA rates 2019

24 December 2018

The fees charged by the Dutch Food and Product Authority (NVWA) to companies for inspections, re-inspections, system supervision, certification, sampling and analysis will change on January 1, 2019. The rates of the N...

Preventieakkoord ook voor levensmiddelen

03 December 2018

Het Nationaal Preventieakkoord, is door Marian Geluk ondertekend namens de Nederlandse levensmiddelenindustrie. De levensmiddelensector committeert zich met deze handtekening aan concrete maatregelen om minder calorieën ...

Consumers are the victom

02 October 2018

On 2 October 2018, the CBL sent a urgent letter to Minister Carola Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) calling for a vote against extending the bill on commercial practices. The original bill was inten...

Nieuwe EU-wetgeving voedselinformatie

14 August 2018

Vanaf 1 april 2020 is het noodzakelijk dat fabrikanten de herkomst van de ingrediënten van hun producten vermelden op het etiket, als het ingrediënt een andere herkomst heeft dan het product zelf.  De nieuwe vero...

New edition of ISO 22000!

09 July 2018

With more than 200 diseases spreading through the food chain, it is clear that safe and sustainable food production is one of our biggest challenges. Further globalisation of food trade complicates food safety; the new e...

Slachterijen die regels overtreden

09 July 2018

De overtredingen van welzijnregels voor het doden van dieren in een slachthuis zijn ingedeeld in boetecategorie 3 tot een maximaal bedrag van 2.500 euro. De boetebedragen kunnen onder slechte omstandigheden worden verdub...