Laboratory activities and scientific support

The Swedish National Food Agency performs analyses to ensure that food and drinking water are safe and that everyone is informed about what the food contains.

The Swedish National Food Agency works with method development and has the equipment and competence to meet new needs. We are involved as expert support for both laboratory analysis competence and risk assessment and risk management. We accept samples for analysis by agreement.

The Swedish National Food Agency has both chemical and microbiology accredited laboratories. Some 8,000 analyses are carried out in these laboratories every year. The analyses are performed for investigations, surveys and official controls.

The Swedish National Food Agency acts as the national reference laboratory for 22 areas. The Swedish National Food Agency is also a European reference laboratory for foodborne viruses.

Reviewed 2021-01-29