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Fresh fruit aisle at a supermarket
Dec 14 '18 15:10

Branch organization for supermarkets and food service companies CBL expects that Dutch supermarkets' turnover will exceed 1 billion euros in the Christmas week. The organization calls this a new milestone, the Telegraaf reports.

CBL thinks that supermarkets in the Netherlands will be at their busiest on the Sunday and Monday before Christmas. Most of the fresh produce will be sold on Monday, December 24th.

A large number of supermarkets will also be open on Christmas itself - over 700 on Christmas Day and more than half of all supermarkets on Boxing Day.

Eggs
Aug 9 '17 10:50

Last week supermarkets recalled "between 8 and 10 million eggs" because they may contain toxic insecticide fipronil, Rene Roorda, director of the bureau for foodstuffs trading CBL, said to the Telegraaf.

Carton of eggs
Aug 7 '17 17:15

Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA added codes of another 14 poultry companies to its list of eggs contaminated with toxic insecticide . Foods that contain contaminated eggs are safe to eat, according to the federation of the Dutch foodstuffs industry FNLI based on its own research, NU.nl reports.

Aug 3 '17 13:30

The supermarket sector suffered "fairly substantial" damages that can amount to millions of euros as a result of, René Roorda, director of the central bureau of foodstuffs trading CBL said to ANP.

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Dec 24 '14 12:08

Today, the day before Christmas, is the busiest day of the year for supermarkets. Distribution centers have been working through the night to make sure all the supermarkets are supplied. Many supermarkets opened an hour earlier this morning.

Sep 5 '13 02:27

The Centraal Bureau Levensmiddelenhandel (CBL) (Central Grocery Retail Agency) is shocked by statements of anonymous meat inspectors in a broadcast of Zembla. In the broadcast on Thursday the inspectors state that fecal bacteria are present in much of the slaughtered meat.

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