The Netherlands is a frontrunner in certified food safety. Inspection and registration systems are applied to products, hygiene, crop protection, water, location management, equipment maintenance and social aspects. Holland onion growers carefully analyse the soil before sowing and are therefore capable of effectively detecting any pests and diseases in their soil or crop at a very early stage.
By adopting an integrated approach whereby computer alerts and apps are combined, the threat of disease can be minimised. Optical cameras and advanced infrared technology are also increasingly being used to scan the inside of Holland onions during processing.