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19 JUN

Historically low number of Danes infected with salmonella

The number of Danes who contracted a salmonella infection reached a historic low level in 2013. More than half of those infected became ill during a trip abroad. For the...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms
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18 JUN

First test of pesticide residues in feed for laying hens

In its role as EU reference laboratory, the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has organised, for the first time, a comparative test, a so-called...

Food safety
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16 JUN

Continuous improvement of the Danish food safety system

The Danish food safety system bases itself on independent scientific work, which is now provided by Technical University of Denmark, explains Director of Institute Jø...

Food safety Food production
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13 JUN

More ESBL bacteria at farms with high consumption of antibiotics

There is a connection between previous consumption of cephalosporin antibiotics and the amount of ESBL bacteria in pigs. At the same time, there is an increased occurrence...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Production animals Health and diseases
PhD defence on the influence of early bacterial colonization on the development of the mouse immune system
09 MAY

PhD defence on the influence of early bacterial colonization on the development...

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, invites you to Mathilde Bylov Kristensen’s PhD defence on the influence of early bacterial colonization...

Food safety
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07 MAY

Breastfeeding promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut

The nutritional factor that has the greatest impact on the development of a child's gut flora is whether the child is breastfed, according to a new study by the National...

Food safety Nutrition and dietary habits Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
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29 APR

Food safety partnership with China

DTU and the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding that will strengthen knowledge exchange between Denmark...

Food safety
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28 APR

Lactic acid bacteria inhibit Salmonella bacteria’s disease potential

When lactic acid bacteria are used in salami production to ferment and extend the shelf life of salamis, they also help inhibit Salmonella bacteria’s ability to cause...

Food safety Food production Bacteria and microorganisms
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16 APR

PhD defence on MRSA in pigs

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, invites you to Mette Theilgaard Christiansen’s PhD defence on methods for studying MRSA in pigs. The...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms
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10 APR

Better methods for integrated assessment of food

Quantitative methods for assessing food and estimating disease burden are significant for understanding the combined effect of hazardous and beneficial substances in food...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Food quality Food safety Food production Health-promoting compounds Nutrition and dietary habits
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09 APR

Antimicrobial treatment increases the risk of infection with antimicrobial-resistant...

People who have been treated with antimicrobials are at increased risk of a subsequent infection with antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella and Campylobacter. A previous treatment...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms
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08 APR

Study of five bisphenol A analogues

Bisphenol A, used in plastic packaging and paper, is suspected of having health-damaging effects in humans. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

Food quality Food production Food safety Health and diseases
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04 APR

One Health Summer University

This summer 80 students are offered an in-depth introduction to the One Health concept and how it is used to tackle challenges related to food safety and zoonoses. Experts...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms
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01 APR

How to understand date labelling on food products

Food products are either labelled with shelf-life “Best before ...” or ”Use by”. It is producer’s responsibility to label food products correctly...

Food quality Food safety
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26 MAR

Danish effort to combat antimicrobial resistance mapped out

Denmark's systematic and scientific strategy for combatting antimicrobial resistance in food has been internationally recognised, and Denmark is now considered a world...

Food safety Food production Biotechnology and biochemistry
PhD defence on Salmonella in fermented sausages
14 MAR

PhD defence on Salmonella in fermented sausages

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, invites you to Sidsel Henriksen’s PhD defence on how Salmonella bacteria are affected by process parameters...

Food safety
Ph.D. defence on method development in risk-benefit assessment
10 MAR

Ph.D. defence on method development in risk-benefit assessment

The National Food Institute invites you to Firew Lemma Berjia’s Ph.D. defence on method development in risk-benefit assessment and burden of disease estimation of...

Health-promoting compounds Food safety
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30 JAN

An alternative to phthalates is on its way

The harmful phthalates, which have been used as softeners in e.g. plastic toys and food packaging, will possibly be replaced by a plastic softener produced from sunflower...

Food safety Food technology Health and diseases
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22 JAN

Better data for risk assessment

It is difficult and expensive to collect the type of data on which food producers and public authorities base their risk assessment of foods. A PhD project at the National...

Food safety Biotechnology and biochemistry Mathematical modelling

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