More people sick as a result of food from their own kitchen
In 2021, the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) and the Municipal Public Health Service (GGD) received 14% more reports of outbreaks of food-related infections than in 20
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.
COVID-19 consequences impact vulnerable groups more in the long term
The effects of the corona crisis have a greater impact on vulnerable groups in society, such as lower-educated adults, young people, the elderly and people with underlying health problems.
New edition of Dutch food composition database NEVO-online: compositional data on more than 2150 food items
Young people who use screens before sleeping have more sleep problems
Young people (13-18 years) who use light-emitting screens daily in the hour before going to sleep have more sleep problems.
The Dutch Diet is slightly healthier
Recent years show a cautious improvement in the Dutch diet. The Dutch have started to eat more fruit and it seems to be heading in the right direction with vegetables.
Disease burden and cost-of-illness of food-related pathogens in the Netherlands
Each year, RIVM presents an update on the number of illnesses caused by 14 enteric pathogens (such as Salmonella, Campylobacter or Listeria) that can be transmitted by food into the human body.
First products Dutch Public Health Foresight study available in English
In 2017, RIVM launched a Trend Scenario, as well as three thematic reports about the future demand for health care, technology and wider determinants of health.