The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration consists of five departments.
- The Department of Control monitors food law compliance during the animal slaughtering process, meat cutting and meat processing in slaughterhouses exporting beef, pork and poultry from Denmark.The department also handles coordination of inspections and communication and quality concerning the areas of: International Coordination.
- The Department of Finance handles finance and accounting, HR, IT and the Compensation Unit concerning mink. It moreover oversees data and corporate processes and customers and business services.
- The Veterinary Department handles inspections of farmed animals, and develops, maintains and coordinates emergency measures against infectious livestock diseases. Furthermore, the section fights outbreaks and handles legislation and policy formulation in relation to animal health, animal welfare and veterinary medicine.
- The Food Safety Department handles food inspections of raw materials as well as finished products. Inspections at food establishments include checks of internal control schemes, hygiene and labelling. Moreover, the section handles legislation and policy formulation in relation to food and feed safety, chemistry and food quality, diet and nutrition. The department also handles the laboratory. The department also handles coordination of inspections and communication and quality concerning the areas of International Trade.
- Legal services
The five departments report to the executive director of The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration. The Board of Directors consists of the four directors/officers and the executive director.
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration employs approximately 1800 employees and is part of The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark, which contains a total of five ministries under the ministry.