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  1. EU regulation changes specifications of coriander seed oil from Coriandrum sativum

    At the 20th of March 2019 the EU regulation Vo (EU) 2019/456 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union authorising the change of the specifications of the (already authorized) novel food coriander seed oil from Coriandrum sativum. This coriander seed oil is used in food supplements. In this regulation the lower figure of the saponification value is decreases from the current 186 mg KOH/g to 179 mg KOH/g.
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  2. March 19, 2019

    EU regulation published for extension of use of Schizochytrium sp. (ATCC PTA-9695)

    At the 11th of March 2019 the EU regulation Vo (EU) 2019/387 was published on the extension of the use of the (already authorized) novel foods Schizochytrium sp. (ATCC PTA-9695) to fruit and vegetable purees with a maximum level of DHA of 100 mg/100 g. Furthermore, this legislation allows the removal of the mention of the strain ‘(ATCC PTA 9695)’ from the designation on the food labels.
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  3. February 26, 2019

    REMINDER: 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 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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  4. February 5, 2019

    ESPO publishes new European Palm Oil report

    PROGRESS REPORT 'CHOOSING SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL’
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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