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Organization chart of The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration consists of five departments. Three covers the areas of animals, food and meat inspection. Two covers supporting organizational issues such as finance and accounting, communication and innovation.
- The veterinary department handles inspections of farmed animals and develops, maintains and coordinates emergency measures against infectious livestock diseases.The section furthermore fights outbreaks and handles legislation and policy formulation in relation to animal health, animal welfare and veterinary medicine.
- The food safety department handles food inspections of raw materials as well as finished products. Inspections at food establishments include checks of internal control schemes, hygiene and labeling. Furthermore the section handles legislation and policy formulation in relation to food and feed safety, chemistry and food quality, diet and nutrition.
- The Meat Inspection Department monitors food law compliance during the animal slaughtering process, meat cutting and meat processing in slaughterhouses exporting beef, pork and poultry from Denmark.
The department of communication and innovation handles business development, coordination of inspections and communication and quality concerning the areas of: International Coordination, International Trade, Legal Services, Control Coordination and Customer Service.
- The department of finance handles finance and accounting, HR, IT, the laboratories and the operations division.
The five departments report to the executive director of The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.
The Board of Directors consists of six directors/officers: The executive director, the chief veterinary officer, the chief food safety officer, the chief meat inspection officer, the deputy director general, the chief financial officer and.
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration has approximately 1,675 employees.
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration is part of The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries.