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European opposition to Nutri-Score

The European Ministers of Agriculture sat together on Monday 21 September 2020 to discuss a plan for the import of Nutri-Score across Europe. Such a uniform nutrition label should be in place by the end of 2022 as part o..

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Slaughtering at night when it's hot isn't allowed yet

19 June 2020

Pig slaughterhouses should be able to start slaughtering earlier in the night in warm weather, otherwise the temperature will rise too high. This is what various organisations, companies and stakeholders say to the NOS. ...

Declaration of Conformity for food contact materials

15 June 2020

Food products are in prolonged contact with packaging material. That is why strict legal requirements apply to ensure the safety of the packaged food. For example, a 'Declaration of Conformity' must be available for each...

The pitfalls of seduction (3)

15 June 2020

Marketing is seduction and that involves a certain exaggeration. But exaggeration is not without risks: seduction can turn into deception. And that is forbidden.  Consumer organisations have been calling for year...

Unilever 100 procent brits

11 June 2020

Unilever announced 11 June 2020 plans to unify its Group legal structure under a single parent company, Unilever PLC, creating a simpler company with greater strategic flexibility, that is better positioned for future su...

Parliament: No Brexit agreement without fisheries

26 May 2020

On 26 May 2020 in Brussels, the Parliamentary Committee on Fisheries adopted its final position on the European Union's future relations with the United Kingdom. CDA MEP and fisheries spokesperson Annie Schreijer-Pierik ...

The pitfalls of seduction (2)

15 May 2020

Marketing is seduction and that involves a certain exaggeration. But exaggeration is not without risks: seduction can turn into deception. And that is forbidden.   Consumer organisations have been calling for att...

The pitfalls of seduction

09 March 2020

Marketing is seduction and that involves a certain exaggeration. But exaggeration is not without risks: seduction can turn into deception. And that is forbidden.   Storytelling is trending in food marketing. Wher...

NVWA: Sulphite in meat not yet eradicated

24 February 2020

During an inspection by the Dutch Food Product Safety Authority (NVWA) at the end of 2019, 15% of the companies inspected, which are known to have purchased sulphite in recent years, were found to be using prohibited sul...

Logo use with BRC certification

29 October 2019

There is a lot of confusion about using the right logo for BRC8. Many companies either have no idea that this is an issue, or it is not clear to them how to deal with it. In order to obtain the certification, a company h...

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...

Search for balance in ingredients

10 September 2019

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,...

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...