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Reporting and recalling unsafe food and animal feed

This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

If you have sold or produced human food in the Netherlands and discover that it was unsafe, you must report this immediatelyExternal link (Dutch) to the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (Nederlandse Voedsel en Waren Autoriteit, NVWA). You must also inform NVWAwho you supplied the product to and who supplied you with the unsafe raw material. In addition, you must inform the supplier of that unsafe raw material.

Animal feed

If you have sold or produced unsafe animal feed of animal by-products in the Netherlands, you must report this to NVWAExternal link (Dutch) as well. If you supply farms with animal feed for stable animals or cattle, you must register your business with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and reportExternal link (Dutch) all relevant data with regard to the products you have supplied. You must do this before 1 February of each year. This obligation is laid down in the General Food LawExternal link (Algemene Levensmiddelen Verordening). This regulation also contains the duty to report.

This information is provided by:

Netherlands Enterprise Agency