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  1. MVO: support and criticism for SER sustainability framework for biomass

    Biomass is an important resource for making the energy supply more sustainable. However, there is a lot of debate about how sustainable it really is. The Dutch government therefore wants to have a framework developed for sustainable biomass, and the Social and Economic Council of The Netherlands (SER) issued an advice on this on 8 July 2020. MVO made the following points during the process of drawing up the advice.
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  2. MVO in support of regulatory measures to get to deforestation free supply chains

    This week, MVO published a position paper in in response to the European Commission’s communication, ‘Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World’s Forests’.
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  3. FDE guidance on origin labelling of primary ingredients updated

    FoodDrinkEurope, Primary Food Processors and EuroCommerce have updated their guidance to clarify how the origin of primary ingredients shall be labelled when it is different than the given origin of the food. This updated version of the Guidance (May 2020) has been completed with the interpretations in the recently published Notice of the European Commission.
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  4. Foodvalley award: Shaping the Future of Food

    Foodvalley NL will highlight frontrunners in The Netherlands, Foodvalley Champions, who make a substantial contribution to a future-proof food system. Registration for participation is now opened.
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  5. 9 April 2020

    Call to support initiative to refurbish and donate used laptops

    In this age of corona, we rely more than ever on digital technology to learn, work and interact with others. But thousands of children and vulnerable groups do not have the means to participate digitally. That is why the Dutch government, civil society organisations and the ICT sector are joining forces to collect, refurbish and distribute used laptops among the people who need them most. The initiative also provide the correct software, instructions and, if necessary, an internet connection.
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  6. Adaptation of ML cadaverine in spermidine-rich wheat germ extract

    On 26 March 2020 the Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/443 was published to increase the maximum level of cadaverine in spermidine-rich wheat germ extract from the current < 0,1 μg/g to ≤ 16,0 μg/g. This adaptation will be implemented in the Union list of novel foods (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470). Indirectly, this adaption can be interesting for MVO members given the possible consequences for the extraction of wheat germ oil.
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  7. Correction of error for specification of Schizochytrium sp. oil

    On 1 April 2020 the Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/478 was published correcting in the Union list of Novel Foods the indicated maximum acid value for Schizochytrium sp. (T18) oil.
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  8. 26 March 2020

    The MVO Networking event 2020 has been cancelled permanently


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  9. 26 March 2020

    Annual report and annual plan

    MVO is happy to present the 2019 annual report and the 2020 annual plan.
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  10. 13 March 2020

    New measures against the spread of the coronavirus

    Today, 13 March 2020, MVO has implemented additional measures to contribute to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading.
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