ABOUT NMKL

Nordic Committee on Food Analysis, NMKL , was established in 1947 and consists of chemists, microbiologists , sensory analysts and statisticians from the five Nordic countries , Denmark , Finland , Iceland, Norway and Sweden. NordVal International, which reviews and certifies proprietary methods, was incorporated in NMKL in 2007. There is a national committee of appointed experts in each of the Nordic countries. The General Secretariat is located at the National Veterinary Institute in Oslo, Norway .
Organizationally, NMKL linked to the Nordic Council of Ministers.

NMKL’s objectives are to:
• be a network of expert in food analysis
• provide reliable methods for foods and feeds
• offer NordVal certified methods for feed, food and environmental samples
• develop guidelines for laboratories and users of analytical results
• organize relevant training courses, workshops and seminars both nationally and internationally
• promote Nordic interests internationally on topics relating to food methodology
NMKL Chairman :
Dr. Ulla Edberg , National Food Administration, Uppsala , Sweden ( email: uled@slv.se )

NMKL Secretary General:
M.Sc. Hilde Skaar Norli, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Oslo, Norway ( email: nmkl@vetinst.no )
Secretary:
Ms. Nina Bakkelund, Norwegian Veterinary Institute (email: nmkl@vetinst.no )

National Committees :
Denmark : Chairman and Secretary : Dr. Arne Højgaard Jensen, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration ( email: ARHO@fvst.dk )
Finland : Chairman : Dr. Tuula Pirhonen, Evira ( email: tuula.pirhonen@evira.fi ) Secretary: Dr. Liv Kukkonen, Evira ( email: liv.kukkonen@evira.fi )
Iceland : Chairman : Dr. Franklin Georgsson, Matis ( email: franklin.georgsson@matis.is ) Secretary: Dr. Margret Geirsdóttir, Matis ( email: margretg@matis.is )
Norway : Chairman : M.Sc. Dag Grønningen, Norwegian Veterinary Institute ( email: dag.gronningen@vetinst.no ) Secretary: Nina Bakkelund, Norwegian Veterinary Institute (email: nmkl@vetinst.no )

Expert committees / Sub committees, SC:
SC 1: Administrative , Chairman : Dr. Ulla Edberg , National Food Administration, Sweden ( email: uled@slv.se )
SC 2: Microbiology , Chairman : Dr. Franklin Georgsson , Matis , Iceland ( email: franklin.georgsson@matis.is )
SC 3: Chemistry , Chairman : Dr. Liv Kukkonen , Evira ( email: liv.kukkonen@evira.fi )
SC 4: Sensory , Chairman : Dr. Greth Hyldig ( email: grhy@food.dtu.dk )
SC 5: NordVal International, Chairman : Dr. Sven Qvist ( e mail: sven@qvist.com )

International cooperation:
• CEN / TC 275 (European standardization organization in the food analysis area )
• Codex Alimentarius
• AOAC INTERNATIONAL
• Nordic accreditation bodies
• IDF (International Dairy Federation )
• ISO (International Organization for Standardization) TC 34 ( Food) SC9 ( microbiology ) and SC 12 ( sensory )
• International organizations members of the Inter Agency Meeting ( IAM )
• MicroVal
 

 


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Rev.: 13 september 2013 .