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2014
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
12 DEC

Invitation: 5th Meeting on Global Microbial Identifier

On behalf of the Steering Committee of the Global Microbial Identifier, GMI, the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark invites you to participate in...

Food safety
06 DEC

Danish food successes as a result of cross-disciplinary collaboration

Denmark has taken a leading role on the international stage in relation to combating salmonella and limiting the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria. These...

Food safety
22 NOV

GMO study fails to meet scientific standards

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark has assessed a French study on the impact on rats fed genetically modified maize and the Roundup herbicide...

Health-promoting compounds Food safety
12 NOV

Heat treatment of berries kills virus

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark has for the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration completed an evaluation on the efficancy of heat treatment...

Food safety
09 NOV

Vegetables will be the cause of several outbreaks

Vegetables and vegetable products are expected to be the cause of an increased number of foodborne disease outbreaks within the next decade. This appears from a questionnaire...

Food safety
07 NOV

Ten years with the European Food Safety Authority

The Danish Society for Food Science and Technology invites to a debate event 29 November 2012 regarding the European Food Safety Authority, EFSA, celebrating the 10-year...

Food safety Health-promoting compounds
06 NOV

Invitation to seminar: European Antibiotic Awareness Day

In connection with the European Antibiotic Awareness Day, the parties behind the Danish monitoring programme DANMAP invite you to attend a seminar on 16 November 2012...

Food safety
16 OCT

Pesticide residues in our diet

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 2012 from the Danish...

Food safety
04 OCT

Increasing occurrence of MRSA bacteria

In 2011, more Danes became infected with MRSA bacteria, and the number was the highest in over 25 years. The increase was primarily seen in otherwise healthy people without...

Food safety
03 OCT

Invitation to seminar on One Health in a developing country perspective

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen invite you to a one-day seminar on 31 October 2012 on One Health in a developing...

Health-promoting compounds Food safety
27 SEP

Increasing occurrence of multiresistant bacteria in patients

The Danish surveillance report, DANMAP, for 2011 report shows an increasing occurrence of multiresistant bacteria in Danish patients. The increase is seen for both the...

Food safety
21 SEP

When does food constitute a health risk?

Our food products contain various nutrients necessary to us humans, but some foods might contain harmful substances as well. Before sounding the alarm, the authorities...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety Health-promoting compounds
14 SEP

Tracking Salmonella in slaughterhouses

Mathematical tool quickly detects and identifies the source of pathogenic Salmonella bacteria in slaughterhouses. Researchers from the National Food Institute, Technical...

Food safety
11 SEP

Large decrease in use of antimicrobial agents in pigs

The total consumption of antimicrobial agents per pig is significantly lower in 2011 than in 2010. But at the same time, consumption of broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents...

Food safety
05 SEP

Continued high human consumption of antimicrobial agents

In 2011, the overall human consumption of antimicrobial agents remained at the same high level as in 2010. From now on doctors have to specify why they prescribe antimicrobial...

Food safety
27 AUG

New heads of microbiological divisions at the National Food Institute, Technical...

Flemming Bager and Dorte Lau Baggesen are new heads of divisions at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. They will be leading the two new microbiological...

Food safety
24 AUG

Causes for how salmonella survives the slaughter line

Some salmonella types have greater success than others, when it comes to surviving the production process in for instance the slaughter line in a slaughterhouse and later...

Food safety
15 AUG

Computer model catches harmful chemicals

A computer model developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark can contribute to the evaluation of chemical safety in food, drugs and consumer...

Food safety Health-promoting compounds
25 JUL

Antimicrobial agents found in marine bacteria

Marine bacteria that produce antimicrobial agents have been found as part of a PhD project at National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. The project suggests...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food safety
23 JUL

Invitation to symposium on food crises

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, in cooperation with the German and French sister organisations BfR and ANSES invite you to an international...

Food safety
19 JUL

New agents join the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

New research conducted at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark shows that novel antimicrobial agents have the potential to combat multiresistant...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Food safety
16 JUL

Pesticide residues in our diet

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 2012 from the Danish...

Food safety
05 JUL

Record-low occurrences of Salmonella

In 2011, the number of Danes suffering from Salmonella infections fell to the lowest level since the 1980s. For the first time in 17 years, no human Salmonella cases could...

Food safety
02 JUL

Food chemistry research awarded

Professor Erik Huusfeldt Larsen from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has gained wide recognition for his food chemistry research, which in...

Food safety
28 JUN

Other countries could learn from the Danish way of combating antimicrobial resistance

The global consumption of antimicrobial agents for animals is almost twice the size of human consumption. Since the mid-1990s, Denmark has reduced animal consumption of...

Food safety
25 JUN

PhD defence on norovirus in raspberries

The National Food Institute invites to Anna Charlotte Schultz’s PhD defence on identification and inactivation of norovirus in raspberries. The defence takes place 2 July...

Food safety
01 JUN

Invitation to seminar: Foodborne diseases in Denmark

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark invites you to a seminar on foodborne diseases on 14 June 2012. The seminar is being held to mark the publication...

Food safety
31 MAY

PhD defence on the allergenic capacity of proteins

The National Food Institute invites to Katrine Lindholm Bøghs PhD defence on which allergenic capacities of proteins from peanuts and cow’s milk, that  prompt the ability...

Food quality Food safety
24 MAY

Invitation for seminar on feed risk assessment

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, would like to invite you to an open seminar on risk assessment of feed on 31 May 2012. Some of the most pressing...

Food safety
15 MAY

PhD defence on methods for recovery of norovirus

The National Food Institute invites to Katrine Uhrbrands PhD defence on the development and evaluation of standard methods for recovery of norovirus from food, water and...

Food safety
07 MAY

PhD defence new types of antimicrobial substances

The National Food Institute invites to Line Hein-Kristensen’s PhD defence on new types of antimicrobial substances that have potential asfuture treatment of infectious...

Food safety Biotechnology and biochemistry
07 MAY

PhD defence on the development of the Danish campylobactor situation

The National Food Institute invites to Louise Boysen’s PhD defence on the development of the campylobacter situation in the Danish broiler production to the benefit to...

Food safety
30 APR

Resistance researchers from across EU gather at DTU

From 23 to 24 April 2012, the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, will host the annual workshop in its capacity as EU reference laboratory for...

Food safety
27 APR

Ramson confusable with poisonous plants

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark has assessed the possible toxic effects of eating ramson, which in recent years has become a popular plant...

Food safety
23 APR

PhD defense about the survival and spreading of salmonella

National Food Institute invites to Karoline Müller’s PhD defense of her thesis: ”Genetic and phenotypic characteristics of importance for clonal success and diversity in...

Food safety

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