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15 JUN

Pheromones in fight against pests

A new non-toxic technology can prevent harmful insects from multiplying, thus reducing the use of pesticides in agriculture.

Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry
2014
10 DEC

Prospect of more sustainable pig production

The company VitaLys  produces the amino acid lysine which is added to pig feed. The addition benefits the environment, because lysine reduces the need to give the animals...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Cells Synthetic biology Production animals Food production
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
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
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 Jørgen...

Food safety Food production
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
19 MAY

PhD defence on bioactive peptides

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, invites you to Susan Skanderup Falkenberg’s PhD defence on discovering and characterising novel bioactive...

Health-promoting compounds Nutrition and dietary habits Food quality Fish and shellfish
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 on...

Food safety
07 MAY

Vitamin D fortification of milk and bread works

By drinking milk and eating bread fortified with vitamin D, it is possible to avoid vitamin D deficiency during the winter months, according to a PhD project from the National...

Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
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
02 MAY

PhD defence on bacteria in the human gut

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, invites you to Ellen Gerd Christensen’s PhD defence which examines whether changes in the composition of gut...

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

Environmentally sustainable fuels from waste materials from food production

Petroleum-based fuels and chemicals contribute to the production of greenhouse gases and are a limited resource. In a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bioenergy Biological systems Energy Climate change Food, fish and agriculture Food technology
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
27 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 disease...

Food safety Food production Bacteria and microorganisms
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 defence...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms
09 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
08 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
07 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
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
02 APR

PhD defence on the topic of alternative fuel production

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, invites you to Johan Alftrén’s PhD defence on development of methods to produce alternative fuels. The defence...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bioenergy Food production Food technology
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. A brief from the National...

Food quality Food safety
28 MAR

Danes are big users of dietary supplements

The use of dietary supplements is widespread in the Danish population, even though the vast majority of Danes have their need for vitamins and minerals met through their...

Nutrition and dietary habits
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
18 MAR

Overweight in Danish children linked to social inequality

The prevalence in overweight in children goes down as their parents’ level of education goes up, according to a new study by the National Food Institute, Technical University...

Nutrition and dietary habits
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
13 MAR

Open source fisheries management

A statistical model originally developed to allow fishermen to study the work done by researchers, has now become one of the most highly acclaimed tools for estimating...

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
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 food...

Health-promoting compounds Food safety
26 FEB

Free school meals result in healthier lunches

Free school meals have a positive effect on the nutritional quality of school children’s lunches compared to packed lunches brought from home. If parents themselves have...

Nutrition and dietary habits
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
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
21 JAN

New book: “Risk Management for Food Allergy”

This book includes practical advice and guidance to the food industry on how to manage food allergens in production and deliver safe foods to food allergic consumers. The...

Food safety
20 JAN

Least pesticide residues in Danish fruits and vegetables

Danish fruits and vegetables contain fewer pesticide residues than similar foreign foods. Furthermore, more than one residue was more frequently found in samples of foreign...

Food safety Health and diseases
20 JAN

PhD defence on food fortification with vitamin D

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, invites you to Katja Howarth Madsen’s PhD defence on how fortification of milk and bread with vitamin D affects...

Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
16 JAN

Effect of disinfectants on bacteria developing resistance

Biocides, e.g. disinfectants, are used to fight disease-causing bacteria in hospitals and in the food industry, as well as to fight pests and fungi. A PhD project at the...

Food safety Health and diseases
13 JAN

Impact of deep-sea fishery for Greenland halibut

New study: Impact of deep-sea fishery for Greenland halibut on non-commercial fish species off West Greenland

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
06 JAN

New possibilities to increase food safety internationally

In future, food authorities worldwide get another tool which can support them in decisions about food safety. So-called risk-based microbiological criteria have been developed...

Food safety
03 JAN

Pesticide residues in our diet Q3 2013

None of the pesticide residues detected in fruit, vegetables and corn constitute a health risk, show the results of the Danish pesticide control in Q3 2013 from the Danish...

Food safety Health and diseases
2013
20 DEC

Chemical mixtures - Challenges for research and risk assessment

On 10 and 11 December 2013 an international conference was held in Paris on the research and risk assessment challenges posed by chemical mixtures. The goal of these two...

Food safety Health and diseases
18 DEC

Faster diagnosis and treatment possible

Danish researchers from National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, DTU Systems Biology and Hvidovre Hospital have demonstrated how—within the space of a...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Genes and genomes Health and diseases
16 DEC

Towards vaccination against campylobacter in poultry

Poultry is a significant source of infection with campylobacter in humans. In connection with a Ph.D. project at the National Food Industry, Technical University of Denmark...

Food safety Food, fish and agriculture Food production Production animals
09 DEC

Support to analyse chemical compounds’ harmful effects in humans

The new biotech company Saxocon offers companies direct access to the high-quality knowledge of researchers at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

Food quality Food safety Food technology Biotechnology and biochemistry Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture Computer calculations
05 DEC

The Consequences of Balanced Harvesting of Fish Communities

New study uses size- and trait-based models to compare balanced harvesting with traditional selective fishing patterns

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
03 DEC

Exposure to chemical mixtures - challenges for research and risk assessment

Together, the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, ANSES, French Institute for Risk Assessment, and BfR, Germany's Federal Institute of Risk Assessment...

Food safety Health and diseases
29 NOV

PhD defence on Campylobacter control in poultry

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark invites to Ana Belén García Clavero’s PhD defence on the development of tools for selection of vaccination...

Food safety
18 NOV

PhD defence on wound healing in fish

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark invites to Jacob Günther Schmidt’s PhD defence on, which effects tissue damage in fish produced in aquaculture...

Food quality Aquaculture Fish and shellfish Food, fish and agriculture
06 NOV

Improved baking processes via mathematic modelling

A new pilot oven has been especially built to mimic baking processes in the bakery industry. The oven was built as part of a PhD project at the National Food Institute...

Food quality Food technology Food, fish and agriculture Food production Mathematical modelling
06 NOV

PhD defence on quality of dietary intake of a school food programme

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark invites to Marianne Sabinsky’s PhD defence on, how establishment of a school food programme affects the quality...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food, fish and agriculture
06 NOV

Invitation for Professor Paw Dalgaard's inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, invites to Paw Dalgaard’s inaugural professor lecture on Friday 22 November 2013. Paw Dalgaard will give...

Food quality Food safety
27 OCT

Conference on endocrine disrupters

National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark invites as co-organizer to a international conference on challenges and risk assessment of simultaneous influence...

Food safety Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture
25 OCT

Pesticide residues in our diet Q2 2013

None of the pesticide residues detected in fruit, vegetables and corn constitute a health risk, show the results of the Danish pesticide control in Q2 2013 from the Danish...

Food safety Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases
23 OCT

Extensive use of fluorinated substances with potentially harmful effects

More and more scientific studies indicate that perfluorinated substances are carcinogenic or otherwise hazardous to health. In the Nordic countries, new per- and polyfluorinated...

Food safety Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture
22 OCT

Paper and board packages safe for food

Contamination in packages and in package printing inks may set off on food. A new analysis concept helps printing houses document whether carton packages meet legal requirements...

Food safety Food quality Food, fish and agriculture
07 OCT

Increase in resistant bacteria in broiler meat in Denmark

Since 2011, the level of resistant ESBL bacteria has increased in broiler meat imported into Denmark and Danish produced broiler meat still contains ESBL bacteria. In...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture
30 SEP

Demand for Danish know-how about environmentally friendly aquaculture

DTU Aqua conducts a training course on fish farming in land-based saltwater systems for consultants and practitioners from across the Baltic Sea Region.

Marine research Fish and shellfish Aquaculture
19 SEP

Professor Hans-Jørgen Albrechtsen from DTU Environment is involved in ambitious...

Danmarks hidtil største udviklingsprojekt for drikkevandsforsyning skal støtte dansk eksport

Water supply Waste water and water discharge Health-promoting compounds
18 SEP

More and more Danes infected with MRSA bacteria

The increase in the number of Danes infected with MRSA bacteria continued in 2012, and the total number of those infected has almost doubled since 2009. The vast majority...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases
28 AUG

Do school children know what they eat?

How accurate are school children in assessing what they have consumed of the packed lunch or school meal? A PhD project explored methods which can be used to describe...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food, fish and agriculture
08 AUG

PhD defense on new methods for the assessment of the amounts of bacteria in food

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark invites to Ana Sofia Ribeiro Duarte’s PhD defense on new methods to assess the numbers of bacteria in food...

Food safety Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms
07 AUG

PhD defence on the development of bacterial resistance

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark invites to Maria Seier-Petersen’s PhD defence on natural bacteria’s sensitivity to biocides and if the usage...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms
02 AUG

PhD Defence on the optimisation of industrial baking processes

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark invites to Mette Stenby Andresen’s PhD defence on a new mathematical model for optimizing industrial baking...

Food technology Food, fish and agriculture Food production Mathematical modelling
01 AUG

PhD defence on molecular diagnostics of foodborne pathogens

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark invites to Trine Hansen’s PhD defence on a new approach to characterize and detect foodborne pathogens in water...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture
30 JUL

New light on health-promoting fatty acids

New results demonstrate the challenge of using the special marine fats phospholipids for enrichment of foods. A PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food quality Health-promoting compounds Food production
24 JUL

A book about enriching foods with omega-3

A new book by researchers at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, gives an overview of enrichment of foods with omega-3 fatty acids. A special...

Food quality Health-promoting compounds Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food production
23 JUL

Danes contract Salmonella infections abroad

In 2012 the number of Salmonella cases increased slightly after the record low incidence in 2011. Nearly half of the Danes who contracted Salmonella were infected abroad...

Food safety
16 JUL

Invitation for an international workshop on fluorinated substances

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, in its capacity as co-organiser, invites you to the international workshop on fluorinated compounds in materials...

Food safety Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture
15 JUL

Spot on chemical contaminants in our food

In general, Danes have no reason to worry about unwanted chemical compounds in the food they put on their table - especially not if they eat a varied diet. However, a...

Food safety Food, fish and agriculture
09 JUL

Most pesticides in foreign fruit

Foreign fruit generally has a higher content of pesticides than Danish fruit, and fruit has a higher content of pesticides than vegetables. Danes’ intake of pesticide...

Food safety
05 JUL

Pesticide residues in our diet Q1 2013

None of the pesticide residues detected in fruit, vegetables and corn constitute a health risk, show the results of the Danish pesticide control in Q1 2013 from the Danish...

Food safety Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases
04 JUL

Danes eat significantly more wholegrain

The wholegrain intake of Danes has increased significantly since 2004. So has the proportion of Danes who meet the recommendation about eating sufficiently wholegrain...

Nutrition and dietary habits
29 MAY

Climate Change at the Dinner Table

An innovative use of catch statistics shows that climate change has already influenced the composition of species in fisheries around the world, and thereby the fish that...

Marine research Climate change Fisheries and fish stocks
27 MAY

Risk of Salmonella from raw meat to fried meatball

A new risk model makes it safer for consumers to eat food prepared outside the home. The model, which was developed in a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical...

Food safety
23 MAY

A good grasp on weights and measures of food

How much does an average apple weigh and how much of the meat is lost when you fry a pork steak? A new guide from the National Food Institute, Technical University of...

Nutrition and dietary habits
24 APR

Researchers in the area of global disease prevention set to get busy

One of the most important developments in controlling microorganisms and infectious diseases in more than 100 years; this is the perspective of the new Global Microbial...

Food safety
19 APR

Pesticide residues in our diet Q4 2012

None of the pesticide residues detected in fruit, vegetables and corn constitute a health risk, show the results of the Danish pesticide control in Q4 2012 from the Danish...

Food safety
12 APR

PhD defense on livestock as source of salmonella in humans

The National Food Institute invites to Leonardo Victor de Knegt’s PhD defense on the proportion of Salmonella infections in humans in EU, derived from animals. The defense...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Livestock diseases
09 APR

Fruitful co-operation on resistance in the spotlight

On 4-5 April 2013, in its capacity as EU reference laboratory for antimicrobial resistance, the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, hosted the annual...

Food safety Food, fish and agriculture
08 APR

The Danes don’t eat as healthy as they think

Danish consumers who believe they have healthy eating habits are not always right. A new study made by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, shows...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food, fish and agriculture
20 MAR

Results of ten years of microbiological work

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has prepared a summary of key results achieved from the co-operation with the Danish Veterinary and Food...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture
14 MAR

Conference on combatting zoonoses

The European network for zoonoses research, MedVetNet, is organizing an international conference on challenges for combating zoonotic diseases. The conference is held...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture
12 MAR

Many Danish schoolchildren eat unhealthy lunches

Too little fish, vegetables and dietary fibre, and a growing trend to choose white bread and fast food over healthier rye bread sandwiches – these are the findings of...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food, fish and agriculture
08 MAR

EFSA to advise on risks from residues in horsemeat

The European Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority, EFSA, and the European Medicines Agency to carry out an assessment of the risks to human health from...

Food safety Food, fish and agriculture
07 MAR

PhD Defence with Meric Batioglu Pazarbasi, Tuesday 5th March at 1 p.m.

Topic: "Small-scale spatial variability of phenoxy acid mineralization potentials in transition zones with a multidisciplinary approach

Waste water and water discharge Water supply Climate change Health-promoting compounds
05 MAR

PhD defence on the prevention of diseases in fish larvae

The National Food Institute invites to Paul D’Alvise’s PhD defence on use of probiotics to prevent disease in marine fish larvae. The defence takes place 18 March 2013...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food safety Food, fish and agriculture Aquaculture Fish and shellfish Production animals
28 FEB

International disease control experts gather at DTU

From 27 to 28 February 2013, the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark hosted an international meeting and welcomed 170 global disease control experts...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture
20 FEB

PhD defence on food enrichment

The National Food Institute invites to Henna Lu Fung Sieng’s PhD defence on the applicability of marine phospholipids intended for food enrichment. The defence takes place...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety Health-promoting compounds Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Health and diseases
18 FEB

PhD Defence with Kamilla Marie Speht Hansen from: Urban Water Engineering

Topic: ”Strategies for chemically healthy public swimming pools”. Date: Friday 1st March 2013, at 1 p.m.

Waste water and water discharge Health-promoting compounds Food safety
30 JAN

Pesticide residues in our diet Q3 2012

None of the pesticide residues detected in fruit, vegetables and corn constitute a health risk, show the results of the Danish pesticide control in Q3 2012 from the Danish...

Food safety Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases
16 JAN

Digested proteins may induce food allergy

There is no absolute correlation between the stability of proteins to digestion in the gastrointestinal tract and their capacity to induce food allergy. Even very small...

Food safety
15 JAN

PhD defence on children’s reporting of their school lunch consumption

The National Food Institute invites to Nina Lyng’s PhD defence on children’s ability to report their school lunch consumption accurately. The defence takes place 21 January...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food, fish and agriculture
14 JAN

European assessments of a GMO study

Several European institutions have evaluated the much spoken-about French study of the effect on rats’ consumption of genetically modified corn and the herbicide Roundup...

Food safety Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture
2012
21 DEC

Course in Salt Water Recirculation Aquaculture Technology

DTU Aqua offers a training course in Salt Water Recirculation Aquaculture Technology for the Baltic Sea Region from Saturday 5th - Wednesday 9th October 2013.

Marine research Aquaculture
19 DEC

Mass spectrometer reveals arsenic and nanoparticles in food

New mass spectrometer in the Technical University of Denmark (DTU)-National Food Institute will support research in relation to the EU Commission's standards for arsenic...

Food safety Food technology
14 DEC

Salmonella occurrence in Danish slaughter pigs

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has studied the occurrence of Salmonella in Danish slaughter pigs in the period 1993-2011. The study shows...

Food safety
14 DEC

Presentations from seminar on One Health

31 October 2012 the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, and the University of Copenhagen hosted a seminar on One Health in a developing country perspective...

Food safety Health-promoting compounds
13 DEC

PhD defence on the effects of gut microbes on the gut metabolism

The National Food Institute invites to Karolina Sulek’s PhD defence on how useful bacteria, probiotics, and useful carbohydrates, prebiotics, influence the composition...

Food quality

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