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

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. ..

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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...

A new beginning

02 January 2014

A new year, a new beginning. And for our online readers: this new,  English-language version of the entire magazine Voedingsindustrie.        After all, the major issues for 2014 are not limi...