More attention needed for potential impact of drug waste on drinking water quality
New criteria for amount of salt, sugar and saturated fat in foods
The National Approach to Product Improvement (Nationale Aanpak Productverbetering, in Dutch NAPV) is set to start this year.
New: NEVO online 2021
RIVM published a new online edition of the Dutch food composition database (NEVO).
Estimated costs of foodborne infections 140 million euros lower in 2020
In 2020, the estimated costs of foodborne infections in the Netherlands were 140 million euros lower than in the preceding year. This corresponds to a 30% decrease.
RIVM collaborates at European level on the implemention of the Nutri-Score label
The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain and Switzerland are collaborating to facilitate the nutritional label NutriScore.
Discussion regarding health-based guidance value of PFOA
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a provisional health-based guidance value for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
Less meat and more tap water benefits health and the environment
In the Netherlands, diets with a high environmental impact contain more meat and energy.
Integrated approach reduces harmful effects of medicines in surface waters
Residues of medicinal products, such as painkillers, hormones and antidepressants, are increasingly detected in surface water and drinking water.