Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA added codes of another 14 poultry companies to its list of eggs contaminated with toxic insecticide fipronil. 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.
Weight loss food supplements and teas of the brands Emtea, Irem Natural and Niva Detox may contain substances also present in medicines and may therefore have serious side effects, the Dutch food and product safety authority NVWA warns.
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.
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
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
Two 12-year-old girls and a 14-year-old boy were injured by a carnival attraction in Coevorden on Friday evening. Safety brackets on the ride came loose and all three children fell out of the boxes
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
The Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA banned the sale of 24 USB charges in the Netherlands because they have serious technical defects or lack the necessary documentation to guarantee safety. That means the NVWA banned more than half of the 41 USB chargers it examined.
The Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA did fewer inspections to make sure that pubs, restaurants and hotels are enforcing the smoking ban. Fewer fines were also issued, according to figures NU.nl received from the NVWA.
State Secretary Martijn van Dam of Economic Affairs came up with stricter rules for the ritual slaughter of animals, but stopped short of actually banning it. He announced the new rules, made after agreements with Jewish and Islamic organizations, in a letter to the lower house of parliament on Wednesday
The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority issued a health warning over Tony's Chocolonely chocolate bars with hazelnut. According to the Authority, the chocolate bars may contain traces of peanuts, even if it is not stated on the packaging, which can be dangerous to people with peanut allergies.
Rosmalen based mink farm Rios Mink summarily dismissed three employees after a video showed them violently throwing the animals in a gas box. The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, NVWA, is investigating.
The court in Amsterdam ruled on Wednesday that the Ministry of Economic Affairs has to release all information of all parties and products involved in the Willy Selten horse meat scandal of 2013.
The origin of the 14 pig's heads dumped at the Eschmarkerveld, where the municipality of Enschede plans to build a center to house 600 refugees, is still unknown. No one reported them missing, police spokesperson Frank Brouwer said
A fourth suspect was arrested in the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority's investigation into fraudulent baby formula labels. The other three suspects, arrested on November 10th, will remain in custody for another 30 days.
Last year the number of patients with diseases transmitted by wild rodents more than tripled compared to previous years. This mostly involves Leptospirosis, 97 patients last year instead of the average of 30, and Hantavirus infections, 36 patients instead of the usual annual average of
The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) recently investigated a number of fingerpaint kits and brands and found that half of them do not meet the safety requirements. The Authority urges parents to go through their list to make sure their kids' fingerpaint is safe.
A man was arrested on Saturday after a raid on a roti company in the Westelijk Havengebied in Amsterdam revealed that he was exploiting undocumented Indian migrants.
The Consumers Association has filed a report with the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority regarding food manufactures' "misleading claims" about nutrition values. According to the Association, manufacturers lead consumers to believe that unhealthy products are better or healthier than similar products by claiming that they are "rich in fiber", "low fat" or "high in vitamin C".
The PvdA is advocating for better quality control on cannabis as an interim solution now that the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, has voted against legalizing its cultivation.
Hema has recalled its red and yellow inflatable armbands, or water wings. According to the supermarket chain, the seams of the armbands are not properly attached, which could cause them to tear easily. This could put a child in danger of drowning.
The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority has recalled French cheese of the brand Le Petit Fiance des Pyrenees. The salmonella bacteria was found in some of these cheeses.
By 18:00 on Monday NS transported more than 250 thousand people to Amsterdam to celebrate King's Day. According to the railway company, this number is about the same as previous King's Days.
The festivities in Amsterdam went on until 20:00 on Monday night. According to RTL, the day went relatively quiet and peaceful, with few incidents. There was a fight and thrown glass on Nieuwendijk towards the end of the day and the street had to be swept clean. Amsterdam celebrated King's Day with flea markets and about 160 events.
Business owners in the hospitality industry received 1,578 fines from the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) last year for failing to comply with the national smoking ban. The number of fines increased by 191 from the previous year, and written warnings jumped from 379 in 2013 to 619 last year, NU reports.