Vion reopens Groenlo facility

Vion reopens Groenlo facility

By Aidan Fortune

Dutch processor Vion Food Group has reopened the production facility in Groenlo following a temporary closure due to a coronavirus outbreak.

Dutch meat industry called on to introduce coronavirus testing

Dutch meat industry called on to introduce coronavirus testing

By Aidan Fortune

The trade body for the Dutch meat industry, the Central Organization for the Meat Sector (COV), has urged on all large and medium-sized slaughterhouses to test their staff for the Coronavirus following a wave of cases in the sector.

Dutch meat processor fined €500,000

Dutch meat processor fined €500,000

By Aidan Fortune

A Dutch meat processing business has been fined more than €500,000 by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) for not taking sufficient measures to withdraw pork potentially contaminated with Salmonella Goldcoast.


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.

Hepatitis A is a notifiable disease in the Netherlands

Dutch and UK Hepatitis A cases linked - study

By staff reporter

A link between Dutch and UK cases of Hepatitis A from mussels in 2012 would have gone unnoticed without sequence analyses and international collaboration, according to a report.

FVO audited The Netherlands control of fishery products

FVO finds shortcomings in Dutch fish products control

By Joseph James Whitworth

The Netherlands has a control system for fish products but addressing shortcomings in sampling for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH), additives and histamine could improve it, found a Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) audit.

Meat processing: Vion

Vion: turning a corner

By Ed Bedington

The decision by Vion to exit its processing operations throughout the UK sent shockwaves throughout the industry. A year on from that announcement, and with the dust finally starting to settle from the company’s dramatic retreat, Ed Bedington took a trip...

Dutch parents are least likely to put chips in their children's lunchboxes, according to a consumer survey


Regional differences: What have you got in your lunchbox?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Across most countries, sandwiches and fruit are popular in children's lunchboxes while the inclusion of chips, yoghurt and cheese snacks varies considerably across regions, according to a consumer report by the Irish Food Board.


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