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Denmark and Japan strengthen food safety cooperation

By Joseph James Whitworth contact

- Last updated on GMT

Picture: DTU, National Food Institute
Picture: DTU, National Food Institute
Denmark and Japan are to cooperate more in food safety after signing a Memorandum of Cooperation.

DTU Fødevareinstituttet (National Food Institute) and the Food Safety Commission of Japan (FSCJ) said the agreement will strengthen scientific cooperation between food safety experts in the two countries.

The two organizations will share experiences and knowledge in risk assessment, communication and monitoring, training, data collection and research.

It will eventually strengthen exports and increase trade between the two countries.

The work will lead to a common understanding important for scientific development and for advice experts give to legislators which can help eliminate trade barriers due to different assessments of safety.

Employees will go on exchanges to learn how risk assessments are done between the different parties.

The agreement gives DTU access to Japanese methods for food safety assessment and the opportunity to share knowledge and practices used in Denmark with researchers in Japan.

DTU is the EFSA collaborating centre in Denmark and works with the EU Commission and United Nations through its roles as host to four European reference laboratories as well as a UN collaborating centre in antimicrobial resistance.

Related topics: Food safety, Food Safety & Quality

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