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

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Building 201, room 015

2800 Kgs. Lyngby

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2019
07 OCT

Denmark continues to have many foodborne infections and outbreaks

The 64 reported foodborne disease outbreaks in 2018 included two rare and serious outbreaks, according to the annual report on the incidence of foodborne diseases in Denmark for 2018. The report also shows that the vast majority of imported cooked prawns from Asia are contaminated with bacteria of fecal origin.

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety
28 MAR

Drawing inspiration from One Health surveillance initiatives

A new catalogue describes experiences of collaboration across sectors in the surveillance of zoonotic bacteria from ten countries. This creates an opportunity for other countries to draw inspiration from these initiatives.

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety
2018
13 SEP

Number of salmonella infections stable, more outbreaks detected

The number of Danes, who fell ill with a salmonella infection in 2017, is in line with recent years. At the sametime, new methods detect more outbreaks. These are some of the findings from the annual report on the incidence of foodborne diseases.

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
2017
29 JUN

Campylobacter to blame for most foodborne infections in Denmark

Campylobacter is to blame for more than 4,600 foodborne infections in Denmark and is thus still the most common cause of foodborne disease. This is one of the findings of the annual report for 2016 on the incidence of diseases that can be transmitted from animals and food to humans. The report was prepared by the National Food Institute...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
2016
01 DEC

Foodborne salmonella infections in Denmark reach historic low

A record low number of foodborne salmonella cases were registered in Denmark in 2015. While travel remains the leading cause of salmonella infections, no cases have been attributed to Danish eggs for the first time in the almost 30-year history of the salmonella source account. These are some of the findings of the annual report on the...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
2015
26 AUG

Most salmonella infections still come from overseas travel

Almost every other registered salmonella infection in Denmark in 2014 was brought back by Danes travelling overseas. Travel thus remains the largest cause of salmonella infections. An outbreak of salmonella from Danish eggs was also recorded in 2014, which is the first time in five years and illness was again attributed Danish chicken...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
2014
19 JUN

Historically low number of Danes infected with salmonella

The number of Danes who contracted a salmonella infection reached a historic low level in 2013. More than half of those infected became ill during a trip abroad. For the third year in a row no salmonella cases were linked to Danish broiler meat. These are some of the findings presented in the annual report on the occurrence of diseases...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms
2012
05 JUL

Record-low occurrences of Salmonella

In 2011, the number of Danes suffering from Salmonella infections fell to the lowest level since the 1980s. For the first time in 17 years, no human Salmonella cases could be related to Danish chicken, and the number of cases attributed to eggs was at a record low. These are the findings presented in the annual report on the occurrence...

Food safety
01 JUN

Invitation to seminar: Foodborne diseases in Denmark

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark invites you to a seminar on foodborne diseases on 14 June 2012. The seminar is being held to mark the publication by the Zoonosis Centre at the National Food Institute of its annual report on the incidence of diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animals and food. The...

Food safety