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04 DEC

Good compliance with pesticide rules in the Danish food supply

Of the 2,121 food samples that were tested as part of the Danish pesticide control in 2018, six of the samples, which exceeded the permitted limit were considered to be...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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29 NOV

Insects’ safe journey to the dinner table

The production of insects emits 100 times less CO2 than the production of cattle. Thus, insects are an excellent protein source for sustainable and healthy foods and for...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production
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28 NOV

Enough professionals to assess the toxicity of chemicals

A Nordic initiative aims to ensure a sufficient number of professionals in the Nordic countries, who can help protect the health of humans and our environment from harmful...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
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26 NOV

Food allergy may develop through the skin

Food allergy not only develops after ingestion of food. What we put on our skin and in our hair can also cause allergies. The more knowledge we have about how allergies...

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

Foods we can trust

Foods may contain substances that can have a harmful effect on our health. The National Food Institute assesses risks that can be found in the entire ‘from farm to...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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21 NOV

DTU expands its international advisory services on antimicrobial resistance

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has designated the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) as a new reference centre...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
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19 NOV

When antimicrobials don’t work – one of the biggest threats to health

According to figures from the EU, antimicrobial resistance kills 25,000 Europeans annually. The WHO considers antimicrobial resistance to be one of the biggest threats...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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06 NOV

A 360º view of the effects of foods

By exploring both the beneficial and the harmful health-related properties in foods, consumers and authorities become better equipped to predict the health effects of individual...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety Mathematical modelling Health and diseases
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10 OCT

At the forefront of healthy, safe, and sustainable food

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, prevents disease and promotes health, develops new and better food products for a growing population, and...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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09 OCT

Stable occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in animals and meat

The occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in food-producing animals and meat in Denmark is relatively stable, according to the annual DANMAP report.

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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07 OCT

Denmark continues to have many foodborne infections and outbreaks

The 64 reported foodborne disease outbreaks in 2018 included two rare and serious outbreaks, according to the annual report on the incidence of foodborne diseases in Denmark...

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

Prudent use of antimicrobials in Danish animals continues

The use of antimicrobials in animals has been declining for five consecutive years. This is one of the findings of the annual DANMAP report for 2018. Particularly significant...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food safety
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03 JUN

Come to an Open Day on 11/6 at the National Food Institute

The programme is now available for the National Food Institute’s Open Day on 11 June 2019. The institute is celebrating its 60th anniversary by inviting cooperation...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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27 MAY

Well-documented path from farm to fork

A new project will develop technologies and methods that can both document a food product’s path from farm to fork and help prevent plagiarism. The National Food...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production
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08 MAY

No risk of adverse health effects from pesticides in Danish food

Pesticide residues in food on the Danish market do not pose a risk of adverse health effects, according to an assessment from the National Food Institute, Technical University...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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06 MAY

Come to an Open Day at the National Food Institute

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is celebrating its 60th anniversary by inviting cooperation partners to an Open Day on 11 June 2019 where...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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28 MAR

Drawing inspiration from One Health surveillance initiatives

A new catalogue describes experiences of collaboration across sectors in the surveillance of zoonotic bacteria from ten countries. This creates an opportunity for other...

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

Join a WHO webinar on global disease surveillance

Hear how analysis of sewage can be used to monitor the global occurrence of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases during a webinar on 26 March.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
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08 MAR

Sewage reveals levels of antimicrobial resistance worldwide

Sewage can reveal the occurrence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria among healthy populations, an international study led by the Technical University of Denmark shows...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food safety Health and diseases
Photo: Mikkel Adsbøl
28 FEB

The UN highlights Danish fight against antimicrobial resistance

In the fight against antibiotic resistance, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, is encouraging other countries to be inspired by Denmark's experience in reducing...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety

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