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04 MAR

Summer course with a focus on how One Health promotes a healthier world

A summer course in Denmark will give students from all over the world the opportunity to learn how the One Health concept can tackle challenges related to the health of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
Campylobacter. Foto: CDC/ Dr. Patricia Fields, Dr. Collette Fitzgerald
18 FEB

New air testing detects campylobacter in chicken flocks more frequently

The likelihood of detecting campylobacter in chicken has quadrupled with a method developed in an EU project led by researchers at the Technical University of Denmark.

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

Wanted: Someone to lead global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance via sewage

In the journal Science, a DTU professor calls for someone to carry on a global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases via sewage.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
2019
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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
Image: Human DNA. Philippe Plailly, Science Photo Library, Scanpix
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
E. coli bacteria / Image: CDC Image Library
22 OCT

Sour milk product to combat diarrhea in calves and increase animal welfare

A research project headed by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, aims to develop a sour milk product that can prevent diarrhea in calves. This...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Livestock diseases Health and diseases Bacteria and microorganisms Production animals
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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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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
Photo: Courage Kosi Setsoafia Saba. University for Development Studies, Ghana
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
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31 JAN

Join a conference on food safety and whole genome sequencing

An international conference will be held on 26-28 March 2019 in Paris with a focus on how the use of whole genome sequencing can increase food safety, help prevent disease...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
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28 JAN

Hygienic design testing helps ensure a high level of food safety

For five years, the DTU Centre for Hygienic Design has helped to ensure that the food industry’s equipment can be cleaned in a way that supports Denmark's very high...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
2018
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04 DEC

Research enables the food sector to reuse water

Research from the Technical University of Denmark shows that it is possible to clean chicken feet using 50% less water and that cleaning water can be reused in cooling...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food safety
Graphic: National Food Institute. Similarity between farms in relation to resistance profiles.
23 OCT

More antimicrobial resistance in pigs than in broilers in Europe

In the largest metagenomics study of production animals to date, the Technical University of Denmark has found more antimicrobial resistance in pigs than in broilers, but...

Genes and genomes Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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13 SEP

Number of salmonella infections stable, more outbreaks detected

The number of Danes, who fell ill with a salmonella infection in 2017, is in line with recent years. At the sametime, new methods detect more outbreaks. These are some...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
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14 JUN

New online course on metagenomics applied to infectious disease monitoring

Students from around the world can learn about metagenomics applied to antimicrobial resistance monitoring for free in a new online course from DTU.

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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01 JUN

Nature's defence mechanisms can reduce the use of antibiotics

Researchers at DTU have identified natural peptides that fight bacteria, thereby reducing the need for antibiotics.

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases Production animals
Photo: Mikkel Adsbøl
30 MAY

Eight EU projects will generate knowledge about One Health

The EU Commission has recognized the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark’s One Health expertise through the allocation of funds for eight new...

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

Maths is a main ingredient in salt-reduced fish products

Mathematical models from the National Food Institute have been used to develop the recipes for a new range of fish products that contain less salt and more taste.

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food safety Mathematical modelling
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05 APR

Using DNA sequences to tailor medical treatment

A method further developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, uses knowledge about the DNA profile of pathogenic microorganisms to ensure...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Health and diseases
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8 APRIL 2020