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Food Hygiene and Safety Division is part of the
Chair of Veterinary Biomedicine and Food Hygiene
since 01.01.2022

In Estonian

Food Hygiene and Safety Division

56/3 Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi St.
51006 Tartu

Phone +372 731 3433

The Food Hygiene and Safety Division at the Institute of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences is Estonia’s competence centre in the area of food hygiene. 
The Division is responsible for the quality, competitiveness, and advancement of research and teaching in the field. Basic and applied research activities are focused on microbiological and chemical food hazards, and reducing veterinary public health risks. Besides the topics related to zoonotic pathogens, research has been aimed at the antioxidative and antibacterial properties of food plants and their metabolites in relation to human health. Research related to food chemical hazards is focused on the assessment of nitrite, nitrate, acrylamide, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) dietary exposure for the Estonian population.
The academic area of responsibility in Food Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health comprises the following subjects: food hygiene and food safety; veterinary public health; microbiological, chemical, and physical food safety hazards in relation to food safety management; hygiene in food processing and environmental hygiene; food and environmental toxicology; zoonotic diseases; veterinary legislation; food safety risk assessment; water hygiene.