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.
Can you solve a medical mystery?
During World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019, RIVM has set up an escape room in one of busiest shopping malls in the Netherlands.
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.
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.
Bacteria slightly more often resistant to last resort antibiotics
Antimicrobial resistance is a global problem. In the Netherlands, some bacteria that can cause infections in people are more frequently resistant to antibiotics used as a last resort.