New white paper: The Danish food cluster’s solutions to the global food quality and safety challenges
Today the white paper Food Quality & Safety was launched by the Danish minister for Environment and Food, Jakob Ellemann-Jensen and the Japanese ambassador to Denmark, Toshiro Suzuki, at Food Nation’s Visitor Centre. The white paper is about Denmark’s contribution to solving this challenge and to creating new business opportunities for international partners in the process.
Throughout decades, food safety and food quality have become dynamic issues that reflect global climate change, disease risks and changing consumer patterns and trends. And for each issue there are many perspectives to consider along the food value chain from field to fork. The ultimate goal is to provide consumers with appetising meals where quality, safety and profitability coexist and where production is sustainable.
Danish culture of collaborative innovation
The Danish food cluster stands out for its culture of collaborative innovation. Primary producers work together to produce the very best raw materials for food production. An example is the Danish Transport Standard (DTS) which was established in 2010 to keep livestock free from disease.
Through best practices, new international standards for quality and safety are therefore often set and Danish quality assurance systems are also continuously improved. Today, they secure full traceability and transparency in the food value chain, enabling a fast response to any food safety threat.
The ultimate goal is to provide consumers with appetising meals where quality, safety and profitability coexist and where production is sustainable
Food processing technology is a lever for high food quality and safety
Specialised food processing technology is another Danish strength. Essential to ensuring the high level of food quality and safety in food production, technology takes food hygiene, quality and safety to new levels. For instance, with help from the Danish technology company FOSS’ milk testing technology, dairies have reduced the milk adulteration by 98% in one Indian region.
Danish research and innovation is a cornerstone of Denmark’s position as a leading food nation
Continuous research and development is key to maintaining Denmark’s leading position on the international stage. With this in mind, a vision for world-class innovation has been set for 2030. The aim is to continue building on the strong foundations for producing safe, high-quality food – to the benefit of the country’s international business partners and to consumers the world over.
Read the white paper here.
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