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  1. September 5, 2019

    WHO recommends stronger Focus on Nutrition within Health Services

    ‘Essential health packages in all settings need to contain robust nutrition components but countries will need to decide which interventions best support their national health policies, strategies and plans’. Thus is written in a newly published WHO report on nutritional interventions that are needed throughout the world. This report has been released on September 4th is an update from the report of 2013. The report looks at meaningful nutritional interventions during prenatal care, during infancy, during emergencies, for people at risk of non-communicable diseases and for elderly. Supporting breastfeeding is still one of the most important interventions. For the general population, key factor is providing advice on diet such as limiting the intake of free sugars and salt to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
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  2. European Commission launches Communication on deforestation

    Today the European Commission adopted a comprehensive Communication setting out a new framework of actions to protect and restore the world's forests.
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  3. The new edition of the Ter Perse has been published

    On May 9th, 2019, the digital newsletter of MVO for health professionals was published.
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  4. Two new ROW-EU reports SCOPAFF


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  5. Letter minister about sustainable production and ending deforestation


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  6. April 29, 2019

    The new EFISC-GTP Code has been accepted by the Dutch competent authorities NVWA

    The new EFISC-GTP Code has been accepted by the NVWA as a quality system that could support the public supervision in the Netherlands.
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  7. April 26, 2019

    EP report regarding farming without plant protection products

    Plant Protection Products (PPPs) are often perceived by citizens as very harmful for human health and for the environment. The tendency in EU policy is to stimulate reduction in use of PPPs. In a recent report (March 2019) made by the EPRS (European Parliamentary Research Service) the possibilities and impossibilities have been studied.
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  8. April 24, 2019

    European limit for trans fatty acids in the diet

    Today the EU Commission adopted legislation that determines that in two years' time foodproducts may contain no more than 2% trans fatty acids (industrial; on a fat basis) in the end product. In the Netherlands, trans fatty acids are virtually no longer found in foods. In the Netherlands there has been no public health issue for years, but in some other European countries there still is.
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  9. 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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  10. 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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