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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...

Column Judith Witte: Clean enough

21 November 2022

My definition of 'clean' is quite different from the one usually used by my homeliving offspring (16, 18, 20). Our living situation is no exception. Since the introduction of the social loan system (2015), far fewer stud...

'The drive for improvement is there'

21 November 2022

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) oversees - among other things - the production of safe food. Recent outbreaks and major changes in detection techniques are prompting more attention to machine ...

Column Pieter Vos: Stay sharp

21 November 2022

Cleaning and disinfection is about risk management: guaranteeing hygiene contributes to the safe marketing of your food products, so you don't have to worry about recalls. To ensure this, you have set up procedures and r...

Marlous van Drunen: Focus on quantity or quality?

21 November 2022

As an employee in a food company, you know best how to work hygienically. HACCP, cleaning and disinfection and records have no secrets for you. But tell me honestly: does the following thought ever cross your mind? "Oh...

Column Saskia Stender: Panic measures

21 November 2022

With everything that is going on in the market right now, the key focus of almost all companies is to cut costs. Energy prices are skyrocketing, everything is more expensive. Labour costs will rise 10% next year. And we ...

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...

Column Judith Witte: 'Heating and cybercrime'

17 October 2022

I really don't consider myself a digital illiterate, to put it bluntly. I am an expert in Word, I can e-mail, instagram, do digital banking and buy train tickets at an ns ticket machine. However, everything is relative. ...