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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. December 19, 2019

    Letter to the Parliament about the Action Plan Food Labeling

    On December 18th 2019 a letter was sent to the Parliament by Bruno Bruins, Minister for Medical Care about the actions taken for the improvement of food labeling. In this letter the minister presents the ACTIEPLAN 2020, based on an evaluation of the Action Plan that dates from 2016. FNLI, CBL, NVWA and the Dutch Nutrition Centre have now put together a new action plan. In this new plan actions are presented for the coming years. The plan contains three main lines of actions: education and innovation in the information provision; clear and unambiquous regulations; and compliance and enforcement. By the end of 2020 the Parliament will be informed again.
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  4. December 19, 2019

    The new edition of the Ter Perse has been published

    On December 19th 2019 the digital MVO newsletter for Health Professionals has been published. The newsletter has more than 1000 subscribers.
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  5. November 28, 2019

    The Nutri Score logo in the current format is confusing for consumers

    Thursday November 28th the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport has announced which front-of-pack logo is chosen in the Netherlands. After a process of about a year in which a consumer research took place, the State Secretary Paul Blokhuis has announced the Nutri Score logo to be the preferred logo.
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  6. November 19, 2019

    Update of NEVO-online

    The new edition of the NEVO table, the Dutch datasheet with nutritional compositions of foods, now contains actual analytical data about oils and fats and fatty acids. These data are delivered by MVO as a result from the investigations of WUR together with MVO. Also the data about margarines and frying fats are updated in this new edition.
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  7. October 9, 2019

    New Dietary guidelines for the Belgian adult population

    On October 1st a scientific advisory report was published by the Superior Health Council of Belgium which provides Food Based Dietary Guidelines (FBDG) for the Belgian adult population. The advise offers guidance to public health policy-makers.
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  8. EFSA Public consultation: cumulative risk assessment of pesticides

    EFSA is carrying out a public consultation on its pilot assessments of the risks posed to humans by residues of multiple pesticides in food.
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  9. September 17, 2019

    Working Programme 2020 from The Health Council of the Netherlands

    Traditionally on the third Tuesday of September, the Health Council from the Netherlands presents its working programme for the coming year. Divided in 5 themes: care, prevention & screening, nutrition, living environment and working conditions, the programme tells us about which subjects advise will be given to the ministers and parliament.
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  10. 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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