The Netherlands’ Office for Risk Assessment & Research (BuRO) is advising certain populations not to consume black cohosh food supplements citing a link to severe liver toxicity.
The increasing availability of 2,4 dinitrophenol (DNP) on the grey market in the Netherlands has prompted the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) to issue a warning against the substance.
More than 60% of supplements investigated by Dutch authorities in 2015 and 2016 contained one or more banned substances, a new report from the Dutch Food Safety Authority (NVWA) reports.
Injections of vitamin K for breast-fed infants could help prevent complications that are currently associated with oral dosing, say new Dutch guidelines.
Battle Oats flapjacks will be distributed through 300 Holland and Barret stores across the UK and Ireland by the end of the month.
A new organisation aimed at reducing food waste has kicked off in the Netherlands, but how will it succeed where a plethora of other initiatives have failed?
Global food giant Unilever is to relocate its R&D centres for food, home and personal care to Wageningen University in the Netherlands, creating what it calls "a global food innovation centre".
Dried blood samples collected in the home could be an efficient and accurate way to collect vitamin D data on a large scale, researchers from the Food4me project have said.
A distribution partnership between Dutch firm Nutress and Azelis aims to increase supply of algae food products across Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg (Benelux).
20-year-old Chinese distributor Shanghai Freemen has opened an office in The Hague in the Netherlands as its European business expands.
Disptaches from Vitafoods Europe 2015
Experts at Vitafoods Europe say the true age of the start-up is upon us as markets fragment and larger players are caught behind the innovation curve.
Friesland Huishan Dairy - FrieslandCampina's newly established Chinese infant formula joint venture - will introduce a new brand in China "in the near future."
The European Union is a major consumer of food commodities sourced from illegally deforested land, according to a new report from Brussels-based NGO Fern.
The term ‘probiotic’ may be banned in the European Union – along with its cousin ‘prebiotic’ – but sales remain steady, and the global picture is buoyant, says leading analyst, Euromonitor International.
Chewing gums backed by approved health claims and with low price points are a rare growth opportunity in the mature Dutch confectionery market, according to market analysts Canadean.
Spanish and Dutch authorities have added to the growing list of countries issuing warnings against the pre-workout and weight loss stimulant, DMAA (dimethylamylimine/ methylhexanamine).
Europe and North America were the worst performing regions for Nestlé according to its first half (H1) results, while Asia, Oceania, Africa and emerging markets delivered double digit growth.
The Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Int) has taken a swipe at trade groups in the UK, the Netherlands and elsewhere for their part in the predicament that has led to legal action against the despised European Union nutrition and health...
Members of the Dutch food industry have jointly announced an intention to move towards responsibly produced soy sourcing by 2015.
Fonterra has opened up new European headquarters in Amsterdam. Koert Liekelema, general manager for Europe, explains how the move will help the New Zealand dairy grow its value-added ingredients business.
Look at the globe and you’d be hard pressed to find two countries further apart than Ireland and New Zealand. But they stand side-by-side on the folic acid fortification issue – it is not needed.
Dutch programme ensures sports supplements safety
The recent food supplements contamination case that led to banning
from competition of a number of Greek weightlifters, would never
have happened in the Netherlands, according to the trade
Choices healthy food symbol set for scientific review
The evaluating criteria for the Choices healthy food symbol are to
be reviewed and potentially adjusted, following the establishment
of a new international scientific committee.
Friesland rethinks Dutch dairy production
Friesland Foods this week announced plans to scale down
its production facilities in the Netherlands in a bid to brace
itself for wide scale changes within the EU's dairy market.
Round-up of summer appointments
Ingredient firms Sensus, Fortitech and Raisio have made new
appointments in the last two months while Yakult is shoring up its
DSM buys stake in Chinese pharma group
Dutch chemicals and ingredients company DSM is to purchase a stake
in North China Pharmaceutical Group in a move that boosts its
presence in the country, writes Phil Taylor.
DSM sports drink ready for Olympic test run
Dutch vitamins and ingredients company DSM says its new sports
drink, PeptoProSports, has cleared tests for banned substances,
ahead of its launch during this year's Olympics.
Golden sheen for gelatine replacer
A new gelatine replacer from Dutch company DMV International
carried off the gold award for the most innovative new ingredient
on the marketplace, rounding off the first day of the bustling Fi
Europe exhibition that opened its doors...
Wessanen streamlines Tree of Life Europe
Dutch firm Wessanen is to lay off managers at its Tree of Life
health food and supplement operations as part of a major
costcutting drive announced in the summer.
DSM presents sustainable strategy
The Dutch life science company this week presented its sustainable
strategy, emphasising the company's progress in the fields of
'People, Planet and Profit'.
Bread, gut-health claim approved
A panel of Dutch scientific experts has positively approved
Bakkerij Veenhuis' request for a health claim for the Vitaalbrood
Flora range of bread products containing Sensus' Frutafit inulin.
Roche vitamin E fits Dutch regulations
Swiss pharmaceuticals company Roche yesterday said its vitamins and
fine chemicals unit, recently sold to DSM, fully complies with new
requirements for vitamin E issued this month by the Netherlands.
Numico divests European supplement brands
Dutch food group Royal Numico said today it has signed an agreement
for the sale of its two of its European supplement brands to
Kernpharm, the Netherlands-based healthcare company.
Acatris and FMC BioPolymer in agreement
Ingredients company Acatris Belgium, a division of the Dutch Royal
Schouten group, and FMC BioPolymer announced this week as from 1
January 2003 Acatris will be the exclusive distributor in the
Benelux for the polymer products of...