Participation in international expert groups and panels

DTU The Food Institute is represented in a large number of international organizations' expert groups, panels, committees and working groups and is also an international reference laboratory in a number of key areas.

European Committee for Standardization (CEN)

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN), is an association that brings together the National Standardization Bodies of 34 European countries.

CEN TC275 WG10 (Foodstuffs - Elements and their chemical species) CEN, DS Jens Jørgen Sloth
CEN TC327 WG4 (Animal feedingstuffs - Heavy metals, trace elements and minerals) CEN, DS
Jens Jørgen Sloth
Standardisering CEN, DS
Mette Erecius Poulsen
CEN TC275 WG9 Vitamins and carotenoids CEN, DS

Jette Jakobsen

ISO/TC 34/WG 14 "Vitamins, carotenoids and other nutrients ISO, DS
Jette Jakobsen 

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) provides independent scientific advice on food-related risks. EFSA advises on existing and new food-related risks. The advice contributes to shaping European laws, rules and policies - and thus helps protect consumers from the risks in the food chain. EFSA is a European agency funded by the European Union that operates independently of the European legislative and executive institutions (Commission, Council, and Parliament) and EU Member States.

Particiption in EFSA panels
Vice-chair: EFSA Scientific Committee SC Susanne Hougaard Bennekou
Panel on Biological Hazards BIOHAZ Maarten Nauta
Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain CONTAM
Annette Petersen
Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain CONTAM
Elsa Ebbesen Nielsen
Hearing expert: Questions about flavourings under the Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings FAF
Karin Nørby
Hearing expert:Questions about flavourings under the Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings FAF
Vibe Beltoft
Particiption in EFSA networks
Communication Expert Network CEN Heidi Kornholt
Scientific Network for Microbiological Risk Assessment (MRA) BIOCONTAM Johanne Ellis-Iversen/alt. Tine Hald
Scientific Network on Zoonoses Data Collection DATA Birgitte Helwigh/alt. Helle Korsgaard
Scientific Network on Zoonoses Data Collection - subgroup on AMR data DATA Helle Korsgaard/alt.Birgitte Helwigh
Scientific Network on Chemical Occurrence Data DATA Pernille Bjørn Petersen/alt.Annette Petersen
Scientific Network on Food Consumption Data DATA
Ellen Trolle/alt. Sisse Fagt
Scientific Network on Veterinary Medicinal Products Residues Data Collection (RVMP) DATA
Pernille Bjørn Petersen/alt.Annette Petersen
Scientific Network for Food Ingredients and Packaging - subgroup on food contact materials FIP
Gitte Alsing Pedersen/alt. Pelle Thonning Olesen
Scientific Network for Risk Assessment of GMOs (Food and Feed) GMO
Jan W. Pedersen
Scientific Network on Emerging Risks Exchange (EREN) EREN Helle Korsgaard/alt.Gitte Alsing Pedersen
Risk Assessment of Nanotechnologies in Food and Feed SCER
Katrin Loeschner/alt.Jens Jørgen Sloth
Scientific Network on Pesticide Monitoring (MRL) (MS contact points) PRAS
Pernille Bjørn Petersen/alt.Annette Petersen
Particiption in EFSA working groups on "Biological hazards"
BIOCONTAMBIOHAZ WG on Salmonella controls in poultry flocks (EFSA-Q-2017-00692) BIOCONTAM Tine Hald
BIOCONTAMBIOHAZ WG on hazard analysis approaches for certain small retail establishments and food donations (HACCP) EFSA-Q-2017-00565 BIOCONTAM
Annette Petersen
BIOCONTAMBIOHAZ WG on STEC pathogenicity and public health risk_Q-2018-00293 BIOCONTAM
Sara Pires
BIOCONTAMBIOHAZ WG on STEC pathogenicity and public health risk_Q-2018-00293 BIOCONTAM
Maarten Nauta
BIOCONTAMEFSA WG on technical specifications on the harmonised monitoring and reporting of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in zoonotic and indicator bacteria transmitted through food (EFSA-Q-2018-00051) BIOCONTAM
Rene Hendriksen
BIOCONTAM BIOHAZ WG on update and review of control options for Campylobacter in broilers at primary production BIOCONTAM
Johanne Ellis-Iversen
BIOCONTAM BIOHAZ WG on Update on Campylobacter control options (EFSA-Q-2018-00676) BIOCONTAM
Maarten Nauta
Hearing expert:BIOCONTAMWG on Technical support to collect and analyse whole genome sequencing (WGS) data in the joint ECDC-EFSA molecular typing database (Q- EFSA-Q-2017-00397) BIOCONTAM
Ole Lund
 BIOCONTAM The application and use of next generation sequencing for risk assessment of foodborne microorganisms Ana Sofia Ribeiro Duarte
Particiption in EFSA working groups on "Chemical contaminants"
WG aflatoxins in food CONTAM Annette Petersen
Chlorinated paraffins in food and feed BIOCONTAM
Elsa Ebbesen Nielsen
WG on quinolizidine alkaloids CONTAM
Annette Petersen
Participation in EFSA's cross-cutting working groups
SCERChemical Mixtures SCER Susanne Hougaard Bennekou
SCERCompendium of botanicals V3 SCER
Kirsten Pilegaard
SCER WG Genotoxicity (2018-2021) SCER
Elsa Ebbesen Nielsen
SCER WG uncertainty SCER Maarten Nauta
Particiption in EFSA's other working groups
NUTRINovel Foods 2018-2021 NUTRI
Morten Poulsen
Cumulative risk assessment of pesticides PRAS
Susanne Hougaard Bennekou
Crouping of pesticides for Cumulative risk assessment PRAS
Susanne Hougaard Bennekou
Participation in EFSA other
Advisory Forum: EFSA Flemming Bager/alt. Christine Nellemann
Focal Point: EFSA
Birgitte Helwigh

European Union (EU)

The National Food Institute participates in the following expert groups:

Focal point: European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) ECD
Rene Hendriksen
Joint interagency report on consumption and resistance of antimicrobials EU - ECDC
Frank Møller Aarestrup
EU surveillance of veterinary antimicrobial consumption EU - EMA
Frank Møller Aarestrup
EUCAST subcommittee MIC wild type distributions and ECOFFs ESCMID/ECDC/National breakpoint committees
Rene Hendriksen
EU EURLs WG for NGS og ISO/TC 034/SC 09/WG 25 "Whole-genome sequencing for typing and genomic characterization" EURL
Rene Hendriksen
ECHA BPC Ad hoc Working Group on the Assessment of Residue Transfer to Food ECHA
Max Hansen
Working Group on the Cumulative Risk Assessment of Pesticide Residues EU, PAFF
Bodil Hamborg Jensen
EUCAST subcommittee -  MIC wild type distributions and ECOFFs - ESCMID/ECDC/National breakpoint committees Valeria Bortolaia

The Institute also contributes as an EU reference laboratory in a number of key areas: pesticides in cereals and feed (EURL-CF), process contaminants in food (EURL-PC), metals and nitrogen-containing substances in feed and food (EURL-MN) and antibiotic resistance (EURL-AR).

Find more information on the reference laboratories' websites:

Read more about the institute's role in the EU reference laboratories.

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO)

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger, to achieve food security for all, and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.

FAO/WHO Expert Meetings on Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Roster of Experts FAO/WHO
Johanne Ellis-Iversen
CCPR: electronic Working Group on revisiting the IESTI FAO/WHO
Bodil Hamborg Jensen
CCPR, Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues FAO/WHO
Bodil Hamborg Jensen

Norden, Nordic Co-operation

The Nordic Council of Ministers and the Nordic Council are the main forums for official Nordic co-operation, which involves Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland.

Working group for the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations 2020 Nordisk Ministerråd
Ellen Trolle
Nordic Committee on Food Analysis NMKL
Jette Jakobsen

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

OECD Test Guidelines programme OECD Task Force for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds Jan W. Pedersen
OECD Test Guidelines programmeExtended Advisory Group for Molecular Screening and Toxicogenomics -EAGMST Anne Marie Vinggaard
OECD Test Guidelines programmeExtended Advisory Group for Molecular Screening and Toxicogenomics -EAGMST Julie Boberg
OECD Test Guidelines programmeAdvisory Group on Endocrine Disrupters Testing and Assessment (EDTA) of the Test Guidelines Programme -EDTA-AG Sofie Christiansen
OECD Test Guidelines programmeNational coordinator for OECD test guideline programme and EU Test Methods concerning humane effects -WNT Sofie Christiansen
OECD Test Guidelines programmeExpert Group on Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity -EG repro dev Sofie Christiansen
OECD Test Guidelines programmeExpert Group on Non-Genotoxic Carcinogenicity -EG on NGTxC Anoop Kumar Sharma
OECD Test Guidelines programmeVMG-non animal test guideline -VMG-NA Anne Marie Vinggaard
OECD Test Guidelines programmeVMG-non animal test guideline -VMG-NA Camilla Taxvig
OECD expert group for establishment of pig-a Test Guideline Anoop Kumar Sharma
OECD QSAR Toolbox Management Group Nikolai G. Nikolov
OECD QSAR Toolbox Management Group Eva Bay Wedebye
OECD Expert Group on Defined Approaches for Skin Sensitisation Nikolai G. Nikolov
OECD Expert Group on Defined Approaches for Skin Sensitisation Eva Bay Wedebye

World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.

WHO Advisory Group on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (AGISAR) WHO Rene Hendriksen
WHO Foodborne Disease Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG) WHO
Tine Hald
WHO Global Foodborne Infections Network (GFN) WHO
Rene Hendriksen
Focal Point: International Network of Food Safety Authorities (INFOSAN) WHO
Rene Hendriksen
WHO Collaborating Center for Antimicrobial Resistance in Foodborne Pathogens and Genomics WHO
Rene Hendriksen
https://www.food.dtu.dk/english/scientific-advice/participation-in-international-expert-groups-and-panels
18 NOVEMBER 2019