Netherlands

Jobs threat as Vion streamlines

Jobs threat as Vion streamlines

By Arabella Mileham

Dutch-based food and ingredients company Vion has announced more than 630 potential redundancies in its Dutch and German businesses after disappointing result for 2011 prompted the company to accelerate efficiencies outlined in its long-term strategy...

Spring likely to see Schmallenberg spread further

Spring likely to see Schmallenberg spread further

By Melodie Michel

The Schmallenberg virus (SBV), recently observed in ruminants, is likely to spread to other European countries when temperatures get warmer, according to the European Food safety Authority (EFSA).

EFSA to publish report on Schmallenberg

EFSA to publish report on Schmallenberg

By Melodie Michel

The European Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to provide a scientific assessment of the risks related to the Schmallenberg virus.

Dutch urge joint response to Schmallenberg virus

Dutch urge joint response to Schmallenberg virus

By MJ Deschamps

The Dutch government is pressing for a co-ordinated European Union (EU) response to fighting the Schmallenberg virus, a damaging disease spreading rapidly among livestock across Europe.

Schmallenberg virus “worrying”, says OIE

Schmallenberg virus “worrying”, says OIE

By Melodie Michel

The recently discovered Schmallenberg virus, causing abortion and fetal abnormalities in ruminants, needs to be monitored closely according to World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) director Bernard Vallat.