Last year the NVWA fined 172 restaurants in the Netherlands for breaking hygiene and food safety rules more than once. For the first time ever the NVWA published the names of the restaurants, and RTL Nieuws compiled it into an interactive map so consumers can see which of the restaurants are in their neighborhood.
Dutch people still throw away an average of 135 kilograms of food per person a year. That brings the total food waste for the Netherlands to a total of about 2 billion kilograms per year, which means that the government's goal of reducing food waste by 20 percent was not reached
From now on Albert Heijn will only have cartoon characters and childhood heroes on responsible products of its own brand, in an attempt to make unhealthy snacks less attractive to children
Two out of five Dutch restaurants with a Michelin star received at least one warning from the Dutch food safety authority NVWA regarding kitchen hygiene issues since 2012, according to a study done by KRO-NCRV. Most common issues were bugs in the kitchen, careless storage of products and dirty kitchens
Willy Selten, owner of a now bankrupt meat wholesaler of the same name, must pay the bankruptcy administrator for his business 1 million euros, the court in Oost-Brabant ruled on Wednesday. That amount may increase even further if the court deems it necessary at a later date
Supermarket chains Lidl and Jumbo are both taking steps against carcinogenic mineral oils in food packaging. Jumbo added extra requirements to its purchasing conditions when it comes to packaging. And Lidl is imposing even stricter limits banning these mineral oils in packaging, the first supermarket in the Netherlands to do so, watchdog Foodwatch announced on Wednesday.
A new app just launched in Amsterdam solves restaurants' problem of what to do with left over food and late night eaters' problem of where to find something to eat. With ResQ restaurants can sell leftover food at reduced prices after closing time.
There may be pieces of hard plastic in fresh breads, pastries and granola buns of the Lambert en Trommelen brand, sold at wholesaler Sligro and supermarket Emte, the Dutch food safety authority NVWA warns
Supermarket chain Albert Heijn is joining the fight against sugar. From the end of this year, the supermarket will reduce the sugar content of hundreds of its home brand products and launch new products with no added sugar
If all goes according to plan, Rotterdam will soon have a 60 meter high ferris wheel next to the Erasmus Bridge that will serve as a restaurant, Perry Oerlemans of Skyview, the prospective builder, said
Jury members for AD's annual Herring Test had a fantastic time tasting fish this year. According to the Dutch newspaper, 2016 is a "great herring year" with even the 26th place in the ranking scoring a 9.
While Pilsner is still the drink of choice for Dutch, beer drinkers in the Netherlands are increasingly opting for a specialty beer, according to the National Beer Survey. Four out of five Dutch sometimes order a specialty beer, mostly because they find it tastier, but also because they occasionally like something different
The Netherlands' food and consumer product safety authority NVWA closed 25 restaurants with immediate effect due to health risks last year. According to the authority, the health risks were so large that it was irresponsible to allow them to remain open
Foodwatch found dangerous mineral oils MOAH and MOSH in food products of supermarkets Alebert Heijn, Jumbo, Aldi and Lidl, the food watchdog announced on Wednesday.
Dutch beer giant Heineken just launched its third attempt to reintroduce cider into the Netherlands, in the hopes of reaching the 30 percent of Dutch who don't drink beer. The brand new Apple Bandit was released in the Vondelpark on Wednesday
Buying food is relatively cheap in the Netherlands, where prices are about 2 percent lower than the average in the European Union, according to figures Statistics Netherlands and Eurostat released on Wednesday. Food prices in our neighboring countries are all higher than the EU average.
This year's first barrel of Dutch herring sold for 90 thousand euros on auction on Tuesday. Last year's first barrel auctioned for 53 thousand euros.
Zwolle restaurant De Librije is back in the top 50 of the World's 50 Best Restaurants. The baby of chef Jonnie Boer and his wife Therese made it to 38th place, up from last year's 71st
The Chinese demand for baby formula from the Netherlands seems to finally be slowing down. Stores are reporting fewer professional buyers and parents can once again easily find formula on the shelves
Italian mob boss Rocco Gasperoni (73) was arrested by Europol in Scheveningen last week. It seems that in the 15 years the mobster's been hiding from the authorities, he's been living a quiet life as a pizza chef at Rocco's in the Hague neighborhood.
Environmental organization Greenpeace will be handing a petition to ban the use of harmful ingredient glyphosate in herbicides to Parliament on Tuesday. The World Health Organization labels this ingredient as likely carcinogenic
The Netherlands is sending another 3 million euros in extra aid to drought stricken Ethiopia, Minister Lilianne Ploumen of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation announced on Monday
Construction workers working on the construction of a railway tunnel and parking garage on Phoenixstraat in Delft, recently made a remarkable discovery - an old tin can that used to contain a culinary delicacy: turtle soup, Archaeology Delft announced.
De Ermelosche Frietzaak in Ermelo was voted best french fries shop in the Netherlands Dutch newspaper AD's annual rankings. Second and third place went to Pieperz shop in Veghel and Swolsch friethuys in Zwolle.