At least 20 listeria infections caused by tainted meat over the past two years were connected to supplier Offerman. Of these patients, three people died and one woman had a miscarriage, public health institute RIVM said on Friday.
Aldi and Lidl are going to stop selling energy drinks to young children. From October 1st, kids under the age of 14 will not be able to buy energy drinks from Aldi stores, AD reports.
Aldi was the first supermarket in the Netherlands to announce this measure. The supermarket will ask for proof of identity to check the age when a child tries to buy an energy drink. Aldi will also inform customers about the health risks involved in consuming such drinks.
A man kicked a 2-year-old boy onto the road at the Aldi supermarket on Molehoekpassage in Rosmalen on Monday morning. The police are looking for the man and call on witnesses to come forward.
The incident happened around 9:00 a.m. The mother and child were waiting to cross the street to the supermarket's parking lot. A man, who had just parked his bicycle at the supermarket, kicked the child in the back for no apparent reason. The child fell into the street and the man cycled away.
Jumbo's Goudeerlijk cornbread won the 'Gouden Windei' award as the most misleading product of the year, food watchdog Foodwatch announced on Friday. According to the watchdog, this cornbread is baked without cornmeal and only contains corn pieces for decoration. The corn-yellow color is created by adding the spice turmeric, ANP reports.
Of the 15 thousand people who participated in this public election, 31 percent voted for Jumbo's corn bread.
Consumers association Consumentenbond is very critical about the freshness of shrimp sold in Dutch supermarkets Albert Heijn, Jumbo and Lidl. Jumbo's shrimp also contains more preservatives than is permitted by Dutch law, according to the association, NU.nl reports.
German supermarket chain Aldi is removing all eggs from the shelves across the country because of fipronil found in eggs from some Dutch poultry farms, the supermarket chain announced on Friday. According to Aldi, this is a "precautionary measure", ANP reports.
Nearly half of canned and bottled vegetables in the Netherlands contain added sugar, Foodwatch announced after investigating an assortment of products from Albert Heijn, Jumbo, Lidl and Aldi. The food watchdog calls on the government to take action, RTL Nieuws reports.
A massive 70 of the 170 tested canned and bottled vegetables contained added sugar. That is 46 percent of the examined products. "Even in organic vegetables added sugars were found", Foodwatch says.
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.
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.
Supermarket chain Aldi issued a recall on smoked trout products made by H. van Wijnen B.V. after listeria bacteria was found in the product.
Many popular children's drinks contain as much, if not more, sugar than soda, according to a study done by food watchdog Foodwatch. Consuming too much sugar can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart problems and strokes.
Grocery stores are selling more cheap meat of lower quality than a year ago, finds supermarket monitoring organization Wakker Dier. They called the trend surprising, since in January the parliament voted against selling extraordinarily cheap meat in stores.
According to State Secretary Fred Teeven (Security and Justice) work done by prisoners is finally starting to bring in money - 4.4 million euros last year in fact, De Telegraaf reports.
New budget supermarkets are set to hit the Netherlands in the coming months. Prompted by the increasing success of German chains Lidl and Aldi, three new stores will aim to compete in the budget food and discount goods market.
Supermarkets in The Netherlands are still, despite promises to change the situation, selling broiler chickens. Animal rights organization Wakker Dier reports that most supermarket stalls are still full of factory farm chicken meat.