Digital Food Chain Education, Research, Development and Innovation Institute

Welcome to the website of the Digital Food Chain Education, Research, Development and Innovation Institute (DFI).

The Institute was established 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 Institute integrates food chain safety data analysis and research along the whole food chain and takes networking in this area to a new level. The Institute aims to be an internationally recognized hub of experts and researchers in the field of food chain safety data analysis.

New EFSA AGoD report

The 2022 report of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Advisory Group on Data (AGoD) has been published.

Sep 18
09:00 - 15:00

What do we know about the PFAS situation in the Nordic region and what can be done? This will be discussed at a webinar 18 September 2023 jointly organized by 4 Nordic research institutions and food authorities.

Plant-based and vegan infant formula

Plant-based diets are not only common among adults, the trend is also gaining popularity in the feeding of children and babies. The infant nutrition category is among the most strictly regulated product area, since infants are the most vulnerable group of society and the resctricted variety of their diet makes them more exposed to any contaminants in their food.

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Food safety risks posed by the consumption of sea cucumbers

Sea cucumbers are an important food item in Asian and Pacific cuisines, with China being the largest consumer. Consumption of sea cucumbers is expanding in Asia, due to a large and growing population, urbanization, increase in income. In addition, the expansion of international trade has been growing as well.

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