Wageningen Food Safety Research conducts high-quality independent research into safe and reliable food. We work mainly for the Dutch government and our main clients are the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and the The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).
Detecting harmful substances and contamination
We measure residues, toxins, contaminants and microbial and viral contamination in food and feed.
Identifying risks, trends and fraud in the food chain
Our job is to contribute to risk assessments, monitor trends in the food production chain, identify new risks, verify food for authenticity and conduct forensics.
Reference laboratory and training activities
In addition, WFSR is a national and European reference laboratory and we provide a wide range of training activities.
Statutory Research Tasks (WOT)
WFSR performs Legal Research Tasks for the Dutch government. Based on national and international legislation and regulations, the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality must perform tasks in the field of food safety. This includes investigation, supervision and enforcement. WFSR helps the government with analyses, expertise and facilities. These are called Statutory Research Tasks.
Wageningen Food Safety Research is accredited for ISO 17025 and ISO 17043 by the Dutch Accreditation Council.
• ISO 17025 scope L014 and L235
• ISO 17043 scope R013
Part of our research is carried out on the basis of reference methods. These are methods published by a standardization institute. Additional information about these methods, which we carry out in accordance with or equivalent, can be found in this document. More information about accreditation can be found on the website of the Dutch Accreditation Council (www.rva.nl). Type Wageningen Food Safety Research in the search bar and choose Organizations.
History Wageningen Food Safety Research
Wageningen Food Safety Research is a merger of RIKILT Wageningen University & Research and the Laboratory for Feed and Food Safety of the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA). The institute is part of Wageningen University & Research and started on 1 June 2019.
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