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Organisation 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. One covers supporting organisational issues such as
finance and accounting and one covers export and innovation (including Danish
- The Department of Finance handles finance and accounting, HR, IT, the operations division and communication and quality concerning the areas of Customer Service.
- The Veterinary Department handles inspections of farmed animals, and develops, maintains and coordinates emergency measures against infectious livestock diseases. Furthermore, the section fights outbreaks and handles legislation and policy formulation in relation to animal health, animal welfare and veterinary medicine. The department also handles coordination of inspections and communication and quality concerning the areas of International Trade.
- 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 departement also handles the laboratory.
- 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 labelling. Moreover, the section handles legislation and policy formulation in relation to food and feed safety, chemistry and food quality, diet and nutrition. The departement also handles coordination of inspections and communication and quality concerning the areas of: International Coordination and Legal Services.
- The Export and Innovation Department handles professional supervision of Danish FoodCulture Institute and FoodNation. Boost Danish export, create neworks and relationships, thereby creating a basis for export, as well as developing better food and meal solutions.
The five departments report to the executive director of The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration. The Board of Directors consists of five directors/officers: The executive director, the chief financial officer, the chief veterinary officer, the chief meat inspection officer, the Deputy Director General (Annelise Fenger), and Deputy Director General (Per V. K. Christiansen).
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration employs approximately 1,535 employees and is part of The Ministry of Environment and Food, which contains a total of four ministries under the ministry.