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Sustainability claims: Get it right

Better for the planet! A more sustainable choice! If you develop or market a sustainable food product, as an entrepreneur you will naturally want to mention this on the packaging and in advertising. However, there are mo..

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Belangrijkste belastingwijzigingen per 1 januari 2023

21 December 2022

Op 20 december 2022 heeft de Eerste Kamer ingestemd met het pakket Belastingplan 2023. Dit betekent dat per 2023 weer een groot aantal belastingmaatregelen wijzigt. Belangrijke wijzigingen zijn het verhogen van de arbeid...

Stricter regulations for acrylamide

19 December 2022

In mid-2023, the European Commission will amend Regulation (EU) 2017/2158, regulating acrylamide - the carcinogenic substance created by high-temperature frying or baking of starchy foods. The European Commission announc...

Additional sampling of pigs at slaughterhouses

19 December 2022

From September to the end of 2022, the NVWA will take extra samples at slaughterhouses of cattle, pigs, horses, goats and sheep. In November, the NVWA reported on the results of sampling in cattle. These are the first re...

Meal boxes: Open book or black box?

15 December 2022

Meal boxes make it easy for you with their recipes and content tailored accordingly. But do they also provide enough information to make healthy choices? That varies quite a bit. The Consumers' Association found out h...

Europe wants stricter rules for packaging waste

01 December 2022

The European Commission wants to reduce packaging waste by imposing stricter rules. For example, companies will have to offer a certain percentage of their products in reusable or refillable packaging and disposable, sin...

NAPV criteria in practice: inspiration and discussion

15 November 2022

During the inspiration session 'NAPV criteria in practice' on 8 November 2022, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) and knowledge partners showed what steps they are taking to refine the National Approach to P...

Measures to reduce PFAS in drinking water

24 October 2022

In response to the RIVM report on PFAS in drinking water, Minister Harbers (Infrastructure and Water Management) is having permits for discharges into wastewater amended. This should result in the combined discharges sta...

Vegetable sector wants delay on new NVWA tariffs

19 October 2022

The competitive position of the vegetable sector is under pressure due to government plans on new tariffs of Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA). PlantNet International presented a petition to the Hou...

Vragenuurtje BBB: een aanrader

18 October 2022

Caroline van de Plas, Henk Vermeer en Femke Wiersma beantwoorden in een online webinar 140 vragen over het rapport Remkes en de reactie van het kabinet. Een interessant uurtje vraag & antwoord. Duidelijk, helder en z...

CSRD affects more and more food companies

22 September 2022

New European directives force large companies to compile and publish their sustainability reports even more sharply. Are these in line with the Paris climate accords and will companies' implementation agendas achieve the...

99.6 per cent slaughterhouses comply with regulations

21 September 2022

"In 2021, the NVWA carried out as many as 88,000 inspections at Dutch slaughterhouses. The NVWA's new Compliance Monitor shows that no less than 99.6% of the companies complied with laws and regulations. The companies an...

Butchers closures due to high energy prices

20 September 2022

Almost 75% of Koninklijke Nederlandse Slagers (KNS) member butchers are suffering from extremely high energy prices, a member survey shows. Healthy butchers' businesses can hardly continue their operations as a result. T...

FWS wants a broad sugar tax as soon as possible

26 August 2022

The fresh drinks sector (FWS) is calling on the Cabinet and the House of Representatives not to implement the doubling of the consumption tax on soft drinks before 2023, but instead to introduce a smart soft drinks tax a...

Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR) postponed again

22 August 2022

The Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR) has been postponed again. The exact details and terms of the BAR are still to follow. The purpose of this scheme is to support businesses affected by the Brexit in finding new sales ma...

Record number of company closures in food industry

16 August 2022

In the first half of this year, 310 companies in the food industry closed their doors. The number of closures has never been so high since Statistics Netherlands started measuring the number of company closures in 2007. ...