The Danish Agriculture and Food Council carries out research and development projects relating to food safety and veterinary conditions. The research contributes to the maintenance of a high level of food safety and a profitable production of meat with a high health and quality status.

The Pig Research Centre is fully integrated in the Danish Agriculture and Food Council and has the technical responsibility for research and development tasks regarding the living pig as well as dissemination of knowledge.

The research and development tasks related to food safety and veterinary conditions comprise:

  • Control of zoonoses, for example Salmonella, Campylobacter and Trichinella
  • Risk analysis of introduction of exotic, infectious livestock diseases to Denmark, such as swine fever and foot-and-mouth disease
  • Risk analysis for the presence of undesirable pathogens, residues etc. in meat
  • Design of risk-based monitoring systems in abattoirs and processing companies
  • Cost-effect and cost-benefit analyses of initiatives concerning animal health and food safety

The research is often carried out in cooperation with public and private research institutes such as the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, The National Veterinary and Food Institutes at DTU, The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aarhus University, the Danish Meat Research Institute and the European Food Safety Authority.

Read more about risk analysis here.

External links
DTU Veterinary, National Veterinary Institute
DTU Food, National Food Institute
University of Copenhagen Faculty of Sciences
The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Danish Meat Research Institute
The European Food Safety Authority