At the forefront of healthy, safe and sustainable food

The National Food Institute researches and communicates sustainable and value-adding solutions in the areas of food and health for the benefit of society.

The institute’s tasks are carried out in a unique interdisciplinary cooperation between the disciplines of nutrition, chemistry, toxicology, microbiology, epidemiology and technology.

The institute’s vision is to make a difference by generating future prosperity through research into food and health. The institute:

  • prevents disease and promotes health
  • develops new and better food products for a growing population
  • creates sustainable technological solutions.
Research at the centre for the common good of society and industry

The National Food Institute:

  • solves, through research, some of the biggest societal challenges the world is facing

  • delivers state-of-the-art scientific advice to national and international public authorities and businesses

  • translates the Institute’s research results into innovation - value-creating solutions for businesses and authorities

  • teaches at all levels students for business, public authorities and research in the area of food technology, food safety and nutrition. 


Christine Nellemann
Director of Institute
National Food Institute
+45 35 88 77 03