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Poster Meat, Fish and Fruit&Vegetable

Via the trade journal Voedingsindustrie we distribute the poster MEAT, FISH and  Fruit & Vegetable . Because of the great demand, we also have these posters available online. Download them here without any oblig..

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Clean label: not so clean as claimed

01 July 2021

A warning to all producers who are busy making their food products 'clean label'. Food additives that have not been approved are not allowed to be sold or used in foodstuffs. The NVWA ('Dutch Food and Consumer Product Sa...

NVWA supervision changes

28 June 2021

The trends and developments that have a great effect on today's society are, according to the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA): corona; digitalization; sustainability; climate change; globalization...

Online edition Construction-Renovation | Refrigeration-Freezing June 2021

14 June 2021

Anyone wishing to build or renovate in the food industry has to deal with many wishes and even more requirements; from clients and governments via legislation and regulations; regarding energy savings, ...

Industry organisations reject idea of meat tax

26 May 2021

A tax on meat products, as proposed by a number of political parties, is not effective, not feasible and sometimes even counterproductive. This is what COV (Central Organisation for the Meat Sector), LTO Nederland (agric...

Consumers' Association wants rules for 'natural' and 'pure' on food labels

25 May 2021

Clear rules are needed for the use of the terms 'natural' and 'pure' on food labels, according to the Consumers' Association. The organisation advocates guidelines to combat deception and lack of clarity. Just like in Fr...

FNV and CBL will research the tomato chain

17 May 2021

The Central Food Trade Office (CBL) and the FNV are going to investigate the production chain of the canned tomato trade. The investigation will focus on Italy, a major supplier of tomatoes. The objective is to map out t...

ACM to research misleading sustainability claims

04 May 2021

The Dutch Consumer & Market Authority (ACM) will investigate misleading sustainability claims in the dairy sector. The ACM has chosen this sector because in preliminary investigations it saw many potentially misleadi...

LEGISLATION and ingredients

12 April 2021

The growing demand for plant-based products, alternative protein sources and a more sustainable food system inevitably goes hand in hand with new and adapted legislation, also with regard to food labelling. In this artic...

Food additives and their functionality

12 April 2021

Food products have a structure, colour, taste, smell and a certain shelf life. To make and/or improve these aspects, functional additives such as emulsifiers, stabilizers, thickeners and modified starches are used. Howev...

NVWA checks on additives in meat preparations and products

12 April 2021

Meat processing companies must adjust the recipes and labels of the meat preparations they sell, so that they comply with the European rules for the use of additives (E-numbers) in meat preparations and meat products. Th...

FNLI in protest against high energy tax in food sector

30 March 2021

Food companies subscribe to the need for sustainability like no other. To realise the energy transition in the food industry, a fairer system of energy taxes and subsidies is needed. The food industry is one of the indus...

KIDV publishes fact sheet on environmental claims

22 March 2021

Packaging regularly states that it is '100% recyclable' or 'fully compostable'. When can one use such a claim and when is it false and potentially misleading for consumers? The Sustainable Packaging Knowledge Institute p...

NVWA publishes handbook nutrition and health claims

19 March 2021

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has published a Manual of Nutrition and Health Claims. Claims can appear on food labels, but also in leaflets, on websites and in (social) media. Claims, includ...

An optimal food label for allergy information

08 March 2021

Communication experts from the Faculty of Humanities, experts from the UMC Utrecht and TNO researchers developed a proposal for an optimal food label where people with an allergy or intolerance can easily find the releva...

Many webshops are not familiar with new EU rules

08 March 2021

On July 1, 2021 the new EU VAT rules on e-commerce will enter into force. This legislation applies to Dutch webshops with an annual turnover of € 10,000 or more from sales to individuals in EU countries outside the Nethe...