Photo: Mikal Schlosser

Food safety cooperation between Denmark and Japan

Monday 26 Mar 18

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A new Memorandum of Cooperation between DTU and the Food Safety Commission of Japan will strengthen Denmark and Japan’s scientific cooperation in the area of food safety.

DTU and the Food Safety Commission of Japan, FSCJ, have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. The National Food Institute will head up the partnership in Denmark.

The memorandum was signed by the Director of the National Food Institute, Christine Nellemann at a ceremony at DTU on Monday, 19 March 2018. The ceremony was attended by Japan’s ambassador to Denmark, Toshiro Suzuki, DTU’s President, Anders Bjarklev and the Danish Food and Veterinary Administration’s Chief Food Inspection Officer, Annelise Fenger

The agreement will strengthen the scientific cooperation between food safety experts in the two countries. The agreement makes it possible for the two organizations to share their experiences and knowledge within the areas of risk assessment, risk monitoring, data collection, research and risk communication.

As part of the agreement, the organizations will also offer further training in relevant areas of risk assessment. Furthermore, there will be opportunities for the two organizations' employees to go on exchange to learn about the way risk assessments are carried out in the respective organizations.

The cooperation agreement comes following the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Denmark, which the countries celebrated in 2017.

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For almost 60 years, the National Food Institute has researched and communicated sustainable and value-adding solutions in the areas of food and health for the benefit of society and industry.

The institute has many international relations and is e.g. the EFSA collaborating centre in Denmark. The institute also works closely with the EU Commission and the United Nations through its roles as host to four European reference laboratories as well as a UN collaborating centre in the area of antimicrobial resistance.

Read more about the National Food Institute’s research, scientific advice and education on the institute’s website.

Photo: Mikal Schlosser

Present at the ceremony were (from left): The Danish Food and Veterinary Administration’s Chief Food Inspection Officer, Annelise Fenger, Japan’s ambassador to Denmark, Toshiro Suzuki, Director of the National Food Institute, Christine Nellemann, DTU’s President, Anders Bjarklev, and Head of Division at the National Food Institute Flemming Bager

http://www.food.dtu.dk/english/news/nyhed?id=372f7a78-ac33-4d50-8f5e-691550c79341
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