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Schouten aims to reduce government fees NVWA

Minister Schouten of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality has had an investigation carried out into the NVWA's supervision and inspection fees. That investigation was carried out by KPMG. According to the..

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Fifty percent of companies fear for survival due to corona crisis

12 May 2020

Nearly half of the entrepreneurs in the Dutch non-financial business sector expect their company's survival to be jeopardised if the corona crisis continues for more than six months. If the corona crisis lasts longer tha...

Key challenges post-COVID food systems

12 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has a large and decisive impact on public health, and generates major consequences for social relationships, economic development and food systems. Ivo Demmers and Ruerd Ruben of Wageningen Universi...

Future of Food

19 December 2019

Vakblad Voedingsindustrie participates in the Future of Food campaign launched by Mediaplanet on 19 December 2019. Learn more about various trends and developments in the field of food. Subjects such as mechanisation, su...

‘Same game, new rules’

03 December 2019

During INTERVISION 2019, you will gain insight into current trends and the most relevant developments within the retail sector. So that you can apply the latest insights to your own business. The invitation promises a lo...

Seeking opportunities in an uncertain world

02 December 2019

In 2020, global animal protein faces an uncertain world, but opportunities can still be found. African swine fever dominates the outlook, having generated unprecedented change in 2019 – and the Rabobank expects more in 2...

Food industry remains stable sector

11 October 2019

The annual Monitor of the Dutch Food Industry Federation (FNLI), which was presented on Thursday 10 October, shows that the food industry in the Netherlands continues to develop in a very stable manner. The future challe...

Crate washing in NL: the hidden costs

18 September 2019

In the aftermath of the study into the hygiene and quality of crate washes in the Netherlands (2018), Clean Machine received many questions from customers and relations in the industry. A recurring theme was the construc...

Consumption of fruit and vegetables stagnates

16 September 2019

Since the low VAT rate was raised at the beginning of this year, the consumption of fruit and vegetables has stagnated. Supermarkets sold 2% less fresh fruit and only 1% more fresh vegetables. Approximately 18% of consum...

Additional control NVWA in hot weather

22 July 2019

Due to the expected high temperatures, the National Plan for the Transport of Livestock at Extreme Temperatures will come into effect from Monday 22 July to Friday 26 July 2019. Inspectors from the Dutch Food and Consume...

Ambivalence around tuna

02 May 2019

The Netherlands loves tuna. There is no doubt about that. As a steak, on a pizza, through a salad or in a trendy lemur sushiroll - tuna ranks second among the favourite and most eaten fish species in our country, especia...

Meat export numbers fell in 2018

10 January 2019

In 2018 there were less positive figures compared to 2017, when the export value for the food sector increased by 6%. In 2018 (up to and including October), this percentage was modest (1.3%). Food exports to the EU were ...

Increase in the low VAT rate approved

21 December 2018

On 18 December, the Senate approved more than 60 tax measures for citizens and businesses. This means that tax rates will be lowered from next year onwards and tax credits (tax credits) will be increased, making work mor...

Checkmark logo ('Vinkje') removed

19 October 2018

As of 19 October 2018, manufacturers will no longer be allowed to use the 'Vinkje' in the Netherlands. The Dutch Consumers' Association is satisfied with the fact that the misleading logo will disappear on food packaging...

Food production cause of natural loss

17 October 2018

91 percent of Dutch people do not know that food production is the biggest cause of nature loss worldwide. This is the conclusion of a study published by the World Wildlife Fund on World Food Day (16 October). This aware...

A one sided view of the meat sector

12 October 2018

The Central Organisation for the Meat Sector (COV) regrets the way in which Investico's investigative journalists portray working in the Dutch meat sector in De Groene Amsterdammer. It's portrayed rather one-sidedly and ...