In 2017 a total of 456 restaurants were placed under extra supervision by the Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA because they were not adhering to the rules on hygiene and food safety. That's over 120 more than in 2014, RTL Nieuws reports based on its own research into NVWA inspection reports.
Hundreds of students throughout the Netherlands have been diagnosed with scabies - a condition that causes itching and rashes - over the past months, infection expert Jan van der Have of public health institute GGD Groningen confirmed to NU.nl on Wednesday.
The Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA closed restaurant Kam Yin on Warmoesstraat in Amsterdam after a customer found a cockroach in his soup, AT5 reports.
The customer in question got the soup as a takeaway on Saturday and found the bug when he got home. He posted a photo on Facebook, after which NVWA inspectors visited the restaurant.
Many holiday homes in the Netherlands are not cleaned well, according to a study by consumers association Consumentenbond. Researchers regularly found e.coli, hair, fungus, insects, and stains on walls and mattresses while doing this study.
Consumentenbond had mystery guests visit 30 holiday parks across the Netherlands. These guests inspected the cleanliness of the rooms, also using a UV light to check for bodily fluids. Fourteen of the checked holiday parks' hygiene was not up to standard. Especially the walls in the kitchens and bathrooms showed problems.
Hurricane Irma not only caused massive material destruction on Sint Maarten, but also enormously disrupted the population, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in a press conference on Friday after the second crisis meeting about the situation on the island that forms part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
On Sunday State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Economic Affairs announced other measures to prevent bird flu from spreading.
New regulations concerning the hygiene of sex toy have sparked a quarrel between Red Light District window operators and Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan. As part of the new licensing conditions, operators themselves will be made responsible for ensuring that sex toys maintain proper hygiene standards.
In Liberia, Dutch Anneke de Kok-Quoi and her Liberian husband have started a campaign to prevent the spread of Ebola. Her message is one of sanitation, as she donates free buckets with lids for people to wash their hands with. This prevents infection. The Algemeen Dagblad reports.
An outbreak of the norovirus at a Brabant campsite left over 60 guests sick last week, the regional office of health agency GGD has confirmed. Authorities were alerted when more than 60 guests reported gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea and diarrhea, after holidaying at the Prinsenmeer campsite.
The Netherlands Food and Wares Authority (NVWA) has developed a new app to inform consumers of the cleanliness ratings of the restaurants that they visit. This app is available from today and can be accessed with a smartphone as well as through the NVWA website.
Residents of the Domplein are complaining about a rat plague. Other areas in Utrecht are also experiencing a rise in the rodent population. In Overvrecht, Kanaleneiland, Noordsepark and Majellapark.
Continued shortcomings in the areas of drug safety, hygiene, and infection prevention, landed the Center for Arthritis and Rehabilitation Rotterdam on the list of the Healthcare Inspectorate for increased supervision.