Netherlands and Belgium face-off in fipronil spat

By Katy Askew

Authorities in the Netherlands have denied claims from their Belgian counterparts that they were aware of fipronil contamination in eggs as early as 2016 as a food safety scare in Europe threatens to spill over into a diplomatic spat. 

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Strategic partnership: Unilever sells Dutch facility to Zwanenberg

By Nathan Gray

Unilever says a new strategic partnership with Zwanenberg Food Group (ZFG) will see the firm buy a Dutch production facility, however the factory will continue to manufacture products for key Unilever brands including Unox, Knorr and Bertolli.

Wageningen University's campus will house Unilever's R&D centre from 2019 onwards.

Unilever to relocate food R&D to Wageningen University

By Niamh Michail

Global food giant Unilever is to relocate its R&D centres for food, home and personal care to Wageningen University in the Netherlands, creating what it calls "a global food innovation centre".

Toolkits are science-based and stakeholder-informed, including input by companies, academics, civil society organizations, and government agencies, says The Sustainability Consortium. © iStock

TSC index brings sustainable supply chains to Europe

By Niamh Michail

A toolkit which allows manufacturers and retailers to evaluate the sustainability credentials of suppliers and their ingredients, has wrapped up its pilot scheme in the Netherlands and is set to transform the supply chain, says The Sustainable Consortium.


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