The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding that will strengthen knowledge exchange between Denmark and China in the field of food safety. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark will head up the partnership in Denmark.
HRH Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark witnessed the signing ceremony, which was during the state visit to Beijing. The state visit to China was focused on promoting Danish-Chinese collaboration in a wide range of areas including those of foods and food safety.
The agreement will establish a platform for research collaboration between Denmark and China. The intention is for the National Food Institute and CFSA to exchange experience and to work together in the fields of risk assessment, monitoring of risks and risk communication, as well as in the area of nutritional studies and evaluations. The organsations will, for example, set up shared research programmes, exchange research results and provide supplementary education courses within relevant fields.
According to Jørgen Schlundt, director of the National Food Institute, the agreement benefits both China and Denmark. At the same time, the agreement can be viewed as recognition of how highly Danish food safety, research and risk assessments in the field are regarded.
Source: The Technical University of Denmark (DTU)