Risk assessments

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2020
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09 SEP

More chemicals can be assessed for endocrine disrupting effects

A European guidance document aimed at identifying endocrine disrupting pesticides can—with some modifications—be used to assess other chemicals’ endocrine...

Health and diseases
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15 JAN

Online calculator can predict mixture effects of chemicals

An online tool developed at the Technical University of Denmark can assess the risk of a mixture effect occurring when people are exposed simultaneously to several chemicals...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
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08 JAN

A healthy and sustainable diet should also be safe to eat

The UN has published a set of guiding principles for the composition of a diet that is both healthy and sustainable. The National Food Institute, Technical University of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Nutrition and dietary habits
2019
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11 DEC

DTU’s part in assessing the safety of the world’s first Ebola vaccine

The world got its first commercial vaccine against Ebola in November 2019. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), has played a part in assessing...

Genes and genomes 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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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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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
2018
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13 DEC

The world comes to DTU to learn more about food safety

Students from all over the world have learned about the Danish way of securing a high level of food safety during a DANIDA-financed stay at the National Food Institute...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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11 NOV

Flowers in food are popular, but safety data is limited

A study of 23 flowers used in cooking shows a lack of chemical and toxicological data, which makes it impossible to set a limit for safe consumption, according to the National...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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04 JUL

Special topic portal on risk-benefit assessments of food

A new special topic portal showcases the National Food Institute’s research within the area of risk-benefit assessments of food’s beneficial and harmful health...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health-promoting compounds Health and diseases
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26 MAR

Food safety cooperation between Denmark and Japan

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...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
2017
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30 NOV

Risk assessments yesterday, today and tomorrow

Symposium brings together 300 participants to focus on past, present and future challenges in risk assessments. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
2016
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20 JAN

Weight-loss supplements containing raspberry ketone may be harmful

If your trousers are feeling a little too tight post-Christmas and a weight-loss supplement seems tempting in an attempt to shed the extra weight, researchers from the...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety Computer calculations Mathematical modelling Health and diseases
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18 JAN

Global figures for the burden of foodborne disease

Every year one in ten people around the world gets sick from food they eat and 420,000 die as a result. This is the finding of a report from the World Health Organization...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
2015
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23 NOV

Companies are given new tool to check for harmful chemical substances

New database containing more than 600,000 chemical structures gives companies a unique opportunity to quickly get an overview of the harmful effects associated with substances...

Biological systems Food safety Computer calculations
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28 AUG

Guidance value on fluorinated substances in food packaging

The Danish food authorities have introduced a guidance value on fluorinated substances in food packaging to reduce the use of these substances, which can be harmful to...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
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02 JUL

Toolbox for testing chemical cocktails under development

A new test strategy for mixtures of some of the many chemicals that people are exposed to every day is being developed by 26 partners in a large EU project. The National...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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03 JUN

Method provides more knowledge about harmful substances in food packaging

A new method for faster analysis of chemicals in paper and board food packaging materials has been developed in a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical...

Food safety Health and diseases Computer calculations
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01 JUN

Working across sectors to solve food safety problems

Many important microbiological risks in food, such as salmonella, relate in some way to food producing animals. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

Food safety Biotechnology and biochemistry
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19 MAR

New knowledge strengthens risk assessment of chemical cocktails in food

Denmark's largest research project on chemical cocktail effects in food, spearheaded by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has just been completed...

Food safety Health and diseases
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