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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 26 February 2019

    REMINDER: Courses MVO Academy open for registration

    The courses ‘Basics of Oils and Fats’, ‘Food and Feed Safety’ and ‘Sustainable Sourcing’ that will be held in April, June and September 2019 are open for registration. Employees from companies in the oils and fats industry and related companies in the fields of food, feed, technology and energy are more than welcome to participate.
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  7. ESPO publishes new European Palm Oil report

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  8. 29 January 2019

    EU regulations published for the extension of the use of Allanblackiaseseed and Schizochytrium sp. oil

    At the 25th of January 2019 the EU regulations on the extension of the use of the (already authorized) novel foods Allanblackia seed oil and Schizochytrium sp. oil foods were published in the Official Journal of the European Union. In addition, in this Journal a regulation was published to authorize the increase of the maximum content of phospholipids in the ingredient lipid extract from Antarctic Krill (Euphausia superba) from 50% to less than 60%.
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  9. MJA/MEE results brochure 2017: average 3% efficiency improvement; MVO leader MJA

    In 2017, the companies participating in the Energy Saving Agreement (MJA) achieved on average 3% energy efficiency improvement compared to 2016. For the 17 MVO companies, this was on average even 6.3%. In 2017, the MVO sector was at the forefront and is therefore specifically mentioned in the letter from Dutch Minister Wiebes to the House of Representatives.
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  10. 19 December 2018

    European Commission released roadmap for up-coming Communication regarding deforestation

    Yesterday the Commission released its roadmap regarding an up-coming Communication on stepping up EU Action against Deforestation and Forest Degradation to be released in the second quarter of 2019.
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