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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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Altijd een aanknopingspunt

13 May 2014

We can look back on the golf day as yet another success; as if someone was smiling down on us, we had fantastic weather, enjoyed the wonderful golf facilities and even got a little tanned. 34 people headed out onto the c...

'Let's connect to change education'

13 May 2014

Headed up by Professor Evert-Jan Ulrich, the Innovation and Development chair at HAS University of Applied Sciences is focusing on new approaches to education and innovative entrepreneurialism. Evert-Jan was inaugurated ...

Future prospect with generation z

13 May 2014

Today, we’re living in a globally connected world: it’s the world of  ‘Generation Z’, those born those born from the late 90s onwards. What  typifies this generation is that they are constantly online, no matte...

Origin labelling

15 April 2014

There is still much debate about the need to provide details of the origin of ‘meat used as an ingredient’ on food labels. In the future, it may become mandatory to indicate the origin of all meat used in meat preparatio...

not only the 'small print' needs to be bigger

15 April 2014

The transition period lasts until 13 December 2014, and from 14 December it will be mandatory for all foods sold in the European Union to comply with Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011. Unfortunately for marketing departments...

Making an impression

15 April 2014

On 1 April 2014 (and this is not a joke!) I joined 23 OSV members on a visit to Peutz BV. The company’s laboratories for acoustics, wind technology and building physics made a great impression on all those present. It wa...

Wake-up call!

15 April 2014

The European Union appears largely self-sufficient in basic foodstuffs. Therefore, the food security of the EU seems assured. However, appearances can be deceptive: the EU is relatively poor in terms of raw materials for...

Misleiden - verleiden

15 April 2014

On 26 March, the Dutch Safety Board published a report on the risks in the meat chain (Risico’s in de Vleesketen) which identified important bottlenecks in the meat chain and how it is monitored by the Netherlands Food a...

Stay up to date!

03 January 2014

The food sector is certainly dynamic. You can’t stand still, even if you want to: regulatory and legislative changes force you to stay up to date. State Secretary Dijksma from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Edit...

Dossier 'officiële controles'

03 January 2014

On Thursday 20 February in Brussels the European Parliament's Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) committee voted on new European rules on food and hygiene controls. The report with amendments to the Europe...

Up on the roof

03 January 2014

Every ski season, between 100 and 200 gipsvluchten (which literally means ‘plaster-cast flights’) land in The Netherlands from Innsbruck bringing injured winter holidaymakers back home. For those passengers, an accident ...

Busy schedule

03 January 2014

The busy schedule once again underlines just how active the OSV and Young Food Management (YFM) networks are. This year, our plans include visits to Peutz’s new laboratory for fire safety in Mook, the La Trappe brewer...

Visually impaired consumers

03 January 2014

Visually impaired people have a hard time shopping independently. MEP Ádám Kósa is striving to make information on food labels accessible to this growing group of people. There are around 30 million blind and visually...

International with Voedingsindustrie

02 January 2014

With the launch of this international version of Vakblad  Voedingsindustrie, I hope we will attract lots of new readers from  abroad. In spite of our strong reputation in The Netherlands, new  readers may ...

EP: A tougher stance on food fraud

02 January 2014

Recent cases of food fraud, such as the horsemeat scandal, show that  the EU needs to review the operation of the food chain, carry out better  inspections and tighten the rules on labelling. This is the stance  taken by...