In 1995, the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark implemented a quality management/quality assurance system and was accredited by DANAK (the Danish Accreditation and Metrology Fund). Subsequently, many chemical and microbiological methods have been accredited and lots of internationally accepted analytical results have been produced.
The quality assurance system is intended to ensure and document the quality of the analyses and the surveys as well as the quality of the function as reference laboratory (both national and EU community). Besides, the quality assurance system ensures that the requirements from the public authorities and other customers in relation to advisory questions are met.
The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark is accredited to testing according to the standard DS/EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories) and as provider of proficiency testing according to the standard DS/EN ISO/IEC 17043:2010 (Conformity assessment – General requirements for proficiency testing).
The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark is accredited with a flexible scope regarding parameters, sample types and performance of the method within:
- Quantification of GMO by QPCR
- Organic chemical analyses by using GC-MS/MS, GC/MS, GC/ECD, GC/NPD, LC-MS/MS
- Characterisation of bacterial isolates by real-time PCR.
The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark is provider of proficiency testing regarding:
- Pesticides in cereals, cereal products and feeding stuff
- Serotypning, identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Zoonotic pathogens and indicator organisms.
The Quality Management Unit of the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark shapes, coordinates and maintains the overall quality assurance system and is in contact with DANAK.
Quality Coordinator in Division of Food Chemistry
Quality Coordinator in Division for Epidemiology and
Microbial Genomics and Division of Food Microbiology
Anders Hay Sørensen
Quality Coordinator in Division of Toxicology and Risk Assessment
Folmer Damsted Eriksen