Closing waffle shop in Amsterdam after movie of mouse
The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has urgently closed a waffle and pancake shop in Amsterdam. An inspector examined the store after a mouse was spotted in the shop window.
Yesterday, a movie of the mouse appeared on Twitter that sweetened from a pancake. The food watchdog then decided to immediately inspect the case. More mice were found.
The shop was closed urgently. The store can only be reopened once the entrepreneur has cleaned everything up and has taken measures against vermin, NH Nieuws writes .
According to the NVWA, it is not often that they close a case as a matter of urgency. "Certainly not weekly, they remain incidents," says a spokesperson.
As a result of this incident, the food watchdog will not conduct additional investigations on comparable matters.
"We already carry out regular inspections anyway." The spokesperson said that these tips are always welcome. "We take reports like this very seriously."
Wounded at the opening promotion of the Mediamarkt in Leidschendam
Several people were injured at the opening of a new branch of Mediamarkt in Leidschendam. Because of the large crowd for a special campaign, people came under pressure.When the shop doors opened, there was a rush, with several slightly injured people. They were treated in ambulances on the spot, writes Omroep West .
The first hundred visitors to the new store received wireless earphones worth 115 euros. Hundreds of people approached, some of them in the middle of the night.
It is the second incident in a Media market in two days. Yesterday, a few hundred young people destroyed a Media Market in Antwerp.
They had come to an autograph session by the Dutch rapper Josylvio, but he could not continue due to the chaos that had arisen.
Data from 2.3 million Dutch people stolen from insurance company Allianz
Data stolen from Insurer Allianz Global Assistance a total of 2.3 million Dutch people, a spokesperson for Allianz told NU.nl after reporting from Amweb and the AD, It was announced last month that a vault was being stolen, but then the number of affected customers was estimated at 260,000/
This involved policyholders. Among them, names, addresses and in some cases bank details were leaked.
In addition to these 260,000 victims, the license plate data and types of vehicles of another 2 million people have been captured, it now appears.
"In some cases, name and address details have also been leaked from these people," the spokesperson said. It is not known how many of the customers are involved. The two million people have taken out breakdown assistance insurance with Allianz. This was often done through a car manufacturer. The insurer says that these victims are only now being informed, because the manufacturers first had to find out who the owners of the cars were.
According to Allianz, there is no immediate reason to panic. The spokesperson says that stolen information cannot be read without separate equipment.
"I can't go into details because I don't want to help the thieves and because the investigation is still ongoing. But no logins or bank details have been captured."
Allianz warns against phishing emails
Customers are nevertheless informed, because malicious parties who have the information in their hands can mail on behalf of the insurer to get more information and to collect money. This is done, for example, via phishing emails. "We do not yet see an increase in the number of fraud reports," says the spokesperson. The case is currently being investigated by the police. In addition, the insurer has reported the leak to the Dutch Data Protection Authority. Allianz has also taken additional measures. Allianz uses a new physical backup location where data is stored.
Car with jerry cans enters Kerkrade police station
In Kerkrade, a car drove into the police station early this morning. Nobody was injured.The driver probably wanted arson. The police found jerry cans with a liquid in the car, probably a fuel. The lighting failed; a fire started, but the fire was extinguished quickly. The driver, a 30-year-old man from Brunssum, has reported himself to another police station. He was arrested. His motive is still unknown. Investigation has revealed no connection between the man and a criminal organization, police say.
There were two officers in the office when the car drove in, but they were in a different place. The office in Kerkrade will remain closed throughout the weekend. People can go to Brunssum and Heerlen.
Mayor Dassen-Housen of Kerkrade is stunned by the collision. "People working for our safety work here. We cannot accept this together."
She says the event has impressed agents in the town. The mayor does not want to speculate about a motive of the perpetrator.
Minister Grapperhaus was also asked to respond before the start of the weekly Council of Ministers. He said that "we must be tough" against people who commit violence against aid workers: "This must come from society, because otherwise it will be increasingly undermined." He also emphasized that the investigation into the circumstances must be awaited.
Half of Dutch cheese exports to the US affected by import duties
The increased US import duties will apply for half of Dutch cheese exports to the US, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported Friday. The taxes of 25 percent start on October 18.
Total Dutch cheese exports to the US last year were worth around 80 million euros. Over 39 million euros in cheese products the higher rate must be paid.
Gouda and Edam cheese are not specifically mentioned on the list. But it is possible that products made from this, such as slices of cheese or grated cheese, are subject to a different arrangement.
Then the amount of import tariffs on Dutch cheese products would be higher.
The same increased rate applies to pork sausages: around 600,000 euros in products are affected by the levy.
Other Dutch products were also mentioned on earlier lists. For the time being, according to the ministry, cookies, salmon, coffee, waffles and (non-) alcoholic drinks are not affected. But this can still change, a spokesman warns. The US is free to adjust the list.
Import tariffs in response to European support for Airbus
The United States is introducing increased import tariffs on European products in response to the support that the European Union provided for years to aircraft manufacturer Airbus. Trade organization WTO ruled that this state aid was unlawful. The WTO still has to agree with the import tariffs.
After the European Union, the US is the Netherlands' most important trading partner. In 2018, the Netherlands exported 23.8 billion euros worth of goods to the US. The most important export products are agricultural machinery, petroleum products and electrical appliances.
Pre-packaged meats from the shelves at Jumbo and Sligro, among others
Meat supplier Offerman recalls all pre-packaged meat products that have been cut and packaged in its factory in Aalsmeer.
They ended up with Aldi, Bidfood, Jumbo, Sligro and Versunie, among others.
The production site in Aalsmeer, one of the company's three locations, may be contaminated with the listeria bacteria.
The supplier has informed his customers about this himself. The recall campaign includes meat products such as pre-packaged chicken fillet, ham and bacon. Jumbo recalls 135 different meat products.
The entire list can be found here. At Sligro it concerns 168 packaged items and Aldi recalls four products .
"I am shocked," says a customer for a Jumbo store in Amsterdam-Noord. In the NOS Radio 1 Journal , the woman tells us that she intended to buy ground beef. "So I'm going to ask first and if I still have doubts, I'll go to another case." Minced beef is simply safe: the list only contains meat products that are intended as spreads.
Another woman in front of the supermarket is much less concerned about the news. "These days you don't get scared so quickly, at least not me. This has now been discovered, but let's be honest: we know only a little bit of all the filth that is in our food."
Consumers are asked to return the meat to the supermarket. They get their money back. The meat products that are currently on the shelves are safe to consume, Jumbo says in a statement. Other customers of Offerman were also informed, including wholesalers Bidfood, Sligro and Versunie. They will quickly inform their customers which items are being recalled. In the meantime, the cutting and packaging of meat products in the factory in Aalsmeer has been temporarily stopped. The other factories of the supplier are taking over that work for the time being,
The listeriabacterium can cause a food infection. The chance of infection is less, but the consequences can be serious. Especially for pregnant women: the bacteria can lead to miscarriage or premature birth.
Offerman recalls all sliced meat products
Meat manufacturer Offerman has also recalled the remainder of sliced meat products that were cut and packaged in the factory infected with listeria in Aalsmeer.Hundreds of different types of meat were recalled last night because of a possible contamination. Today the RIVM came with information that deaths are also associated with products from the factory in Aalsmeer.
Minister Bruins for Medical Care reported today to the Chamber that it has been agreed that Offerman will recover all products in which listeria can grow. This involves more than 300,000 kilos of meat products.
Bruins calls the situation at the company in the Letter to Parliament serious. He also writes that the food and commodity authority NVWA has imposed a number of very stringent measures. For example, Offerman must greatly improve cleaning and disinfecting, checks must be inventoried and there is a production stop at the meat processing plant in Aalsmeer. Bruins says that Aalsmeer can only be (partially) open again if there are sufficient guarantees that safe production can restarted.
Trucks transport company blocked by Dutch authorities
Dozens of trucks from a transport company from the Rotterdam region are no longer allowed on public roads. Only if the company can demonstrate to the Public Prosecution Service that every car meets the legal requirements, they can drive again.
The OM does not want to say which company it is, but suspects the company of manipulating so-called tachographs and imposed the measure on Wednesday. With manipulation, the Working Hours Act could possibly be circumvented. A tachograph is the instrument that records the driving time and speed of a truck. The company is a suspect in two criminal investigations. The company premises were searched at the beginning of last year. Then there were several manipulated tachographs and trucks with manipulated tachographs.
Recently the organization was investigated again and it was wrong again. A laptop with software was also found elsewhere, with which tachographs can be manipulated.
Failure is causing problems for Amphia hospital: emergency room closed
The emergency room of the Amphia hospital in Breda is closed on Friday afternoon. The hospital has been struggling with data and telephone problems all day long. Initially, only planned operations could not take place. The emergency department must therefore also be closed.
The emergencies are forwarded to the Elisabeth-TweeSteden Hospital in Tilburg and the Bravis in Bergen op Zoom / Roosendaal. It is not known when the malfunction has been resolved. The hospital hopes to be able to say more about this at 6 pm. "Things are going in the right direction," says a spokesperson.Also many appointments and treatments in the outpatient clinic cannot take place on Friday. A new appointment is planned with patients. Emergency surgery for patients who were already admitted to the Amphia will continue.
The problems with data and telephone interference in the Amphia started on Friday morning around half past seven. The locations of the hospital in Breda and the location in Oosterhout had to contend with the same malfunction.
The hospital speaks of an 'unpleasant situation'. According to a spokeswoman for the hospital, it is not yet clear when the problems will be solved. The hospital crisis team meets every hour to assess the state of affairs.