Institute of Food Chain Science
Department of Digital Food Science

Welcome to the website of the Department of Digital Food Science!

The Department started its work as the Digital Food Institute (DFI) on April 1, 2020 at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Budapest, which is one of the most important places for the training of food safety professionals in Hungary. The unit integrates food chain safety data analysis and research along the whole food chain and takes networking in this area to a new level. We aim to be an internationally recognized hub of experts and researchers in the field of food chain safety data analysis.

Hazard versus risk

Often used synonymously, but the two have different meanings. EFSA's new mini campaign highlights the difference between the two concepts.

Change of name

DFI will continue to operate unchanged but under a new name, as the Department of Digital Food Science.

The 42nd CCMAS meeting was a success

The 42nd session of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling took place between 13 - 16 June 2023 in Budapest, Hungary. Several working papers were adopted at the meeting.

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November 9. - November 10.

EFSA, together with the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), will hold an international conference on "Using epidemiological studies in health risk assessment: relevance, reliability and causality" in Berlin, 9-10 November 2023.

Influence of environmental factors on the prevalence of Campylobacter spp. in poultry farms

A recent study aimed to assess factors that influence the prevalence of Campylobacter spp. in chicken manure samples from open environment farms in the United States.

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Pesticides and lithium in drinking water

Official reports and scientific studies are raising concerns about the pollution of drinking water and the associated health risks. Issues include potentially carcinogenic pesticide residues and the presence of lithium, which could increase the risk of infantile autism.

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Study on PFAS in Danish organic eggs

The new European Union (EU) regulation regarding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in specific food products has highlighted the necessity for a more sensitive method of PFAS analysis. In response to this need, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has successfully validated such a method, which has subsequently been utilized to analyze eggs obtained from Danish farms.

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