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  1. February 5, 2019

    ESPO publishes new European Palm Oil report

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  2. January 29, 2019

    EU regulations published for the extension of the use of Allanblackiaseseed and Schizochytrium sp. oil

    At the 25th of January 2019 the EU regulations on the extension of the use of the (already authorized) novel foods Allanblackia seed oil and Schizochytrium sp. oil foods were published in the Official Journal of the European Union. In addition, in this Journal a regulation was published to authorize the increase of the maximum content of phospholipids in the ingredient lipid extract from Antarctic Krill (Euphausia superba) from 50% to less than 60%.
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  3. January 21, 2019

    MJA/MEE results brochure 2017: average 3% efficiency improvement; MVO leader MJA

    In 2017, the companies participating in the Energy Saving Agreement (MJA) achieved on average 3% energy efficiency improvement compared to 2016. For the 17 MVO companies, this was on average even 6.3%. In 2017, the MVO sector was at the forefront and is therefore specifically mentioned in the letter from Dutch Minister Wiebes to the House of Representatives.
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  4. December 19, 2018

    European Commission released roadmap for up-coming Communication regarding deforestation

    Yesterday the Commission released its roadmap regarding an up-coming Communication on stepping up EU Action against Deforestation and Forest Degradation to be released in the second quarter of 2019.
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  5. December 18, 2018

    Dutch households recycle 41% of the used cooking oil

    The Netherlands now has more than 2500 collection points for used frying fat. These are mainly at supermarkets and associations. Most collection points can be found in the provinces of Noord-Brabant, Gelderland and Zuid-Holland. The 'Recycle Frying Fat!' Campaign reports this on the basis of collection data from 2017. "However, there are still too few," says campaign manager Thijs Pasmans. "We call on municipalities, associations and supermarkets to also become a collection point and register."
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  6. December 18, 2018

    The new edition of the Ter Perse has been published

    On December 18, 2018, the digital newsletter of MVO for health professionals was published.
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  7. December 14, 2018

    Courses MVO Academy open for registration

    The courses ‘Basics of Oils and Fats’, ‘Food and Feed Safety’ and ‘Sustainable Sourcing’ that will be held in April, June and September 2019 are now open for registration. Employees from companies in the oils and fats industry and related companies in the fields of food, feed, technology and energy are more than welcome to participate.
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  8. November 30, 2018

    The Netherlands signs first bilateral agreement on sustainable palm oil from Colombia

    Intention Statement is outcome of Roundtable on sustainable palm oil with Dutch minister of Agriculture Schouten in Bogota
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  9. RASFF alert on GE in fat from Sweden

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  10. November 24, 2018

    MVO: Greenpeace actions are counterproductive. Industry calls for constructive cooperation

    "Sustainable palm oil is only possible if industry, governments, food manufacturers and civil society are committed to this jointly. The actions of Greenpeace are counterproductive " says Frans Claassen, director of MVO and chair of the European Palm Oil Alliance (EPOA).
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