Birgitte Helwigh

Birgitte Helwigh

Senior Scientific Officer

NATIONAL FOOD INSTITUTE
National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

Division for Risk Assessment and Nutrition

Technical University of Denmark

Mørkhøj Bygade 19

Building C, room 144

2860 Søborg

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Keywords BTSF (Training for Safer Food) | Project Management | EU Zoonoses report | Surveillance programmes | EFSA Focal Point | EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) | | Zoonosis epidemiology

I am involved in integrated surveillance of zoonoses in Denmark and have been editor of the Annual Report of Zoonoses in Denmark since 2004. I am reporting officer on zoonoses to EFSA and the Danish representative in the Scientific Network for Zoonoses Monitoring Data (since 2008).

I am EFSA's focal point in Denmark

From 2005, I have been part of the group (from 2005-2010 EFSA Zoonoses Collaborating Centre) assisting EFSA in the preparation of the European Union Summary Report on Zoonoses, Zoonotic agents and Foodborne Outbreaks. For several years I have been the project leader incl. 2015. 

I am the project leader for SANCO courses about investigation of food-borne outbreaks (2013-2016), and have been responsible for a range of courses about integrated surveillance under the topic ‘better training for safer food’ as well as participated in EU workshops as a Danish TAIEX expert.

Presently I am project manager for a EFSA pilot project concerning implementation of electronic transmission of national microbiological data, antimicrobial resistance and food-borne outbreak data to EFSA.