Wageningen Food Safety Research

Research on food safety and food reliability.

Food safety

Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR) is conducting independent research on the safety and reliability of food. WFSR is specialized in measuring food substances and the physical effects. WFSR determines the composition of food, detects food fraud and performs forensics. Because of its knowledge of the food production chain and processes WFSR identifies (new) threats and trends on time. WFSR also advises governments and businesses and provides training. WFSR is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week in cases of incidents and food crises.

Wageningen Food Safety Research

WFSR is a member of various national and international expertise centres and networks. Most of its work is commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the new Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority. Other parties commissioning our work include the European Union, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), foreign governments, social organizations, and businesses.

Reference laboratory

WFSR is also the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) for milk, genetically modified organisms, and nearly all chemical substances, and is also the European Union Reference Laboratory (EU-RL) for substances with hormonal effects.