About the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration is part of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark. We set the framework and are working towards a sustainable food production, with focus on food safety and animal health.

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration helps ensure compliance with regulations on animal welfare and food safety through inspections and guidance for the entire chain: From farm to fork. We are behind the official dietary recommendations and the well-known smiley inspection of cafes, restaurants and supermarkets.

We also inspect farmers’ livestock with regards to animal health and welfare. Because of this, Denmark have one of the highest levels of food safety, animal welfare and animal health in the world.

We’re working for better food

Around 1,800 employees are based throughout Denmark, ranging from lawyers, veterinarians, and IT specialists, to nutrition experts, inspection personnel, laboratory technicians and office staff. And we all have at least one thing in common: We’re all working for better food.