Wageningen Food Safety Research is a merger of RIKILT of Wageningen University & Research and the Laboratory for Feed and Food Safety of the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA). The new institute is part of Wageningen University & Research and is operational as of 1 June 2019.
Currently, both RIKILT and LabVV of the NVWA are conducting tasks related to research and laboratory work for safe food and animal feeds. The merger of these two organisations creates a unique institute in which analyses, research and knowledge are combined.
For more information about the background of the fusion, we refer you to the letter to Parliament titled ‘Fusie Laboratoria’ dated 7 June 2018.
The mission of Wageningen Food Safety Research
Wageningen Food Safety Research contributes to safe and trustworthy food and feed by conducting high-quality and independent research through analyses, developing new methods, forensic and scientific research and risk analyses and assessments. This organisation also provides solicited and unsolicited advice to government authorities.
The largest client of Wageningen Food Safety Research is the government, in particular the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority and the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.