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 Technical University of Denmark. Organizationally, NMKL is 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. Franklin Georgsson, Matis, Reykjavik, Iceland (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

NMKL Secretary-General:
Nina Skall Nielsen, MSc., Ph.D, Technical University of Denmark, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Secretary:
Kirsten Becker Hansen, MSc., Technical University of Denmark, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National committees:
Denmark: Chairman and secretary: Dr. Arne Højgaard Jensen, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Finland: Chairman: Janne Järvinen, Finnish Food AuthorityThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. secretary: Mirja Hokkanen, Finnish Food AuthorityThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Iceland: Chairman : Dr. Franklin Georgsson, Matis (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), secretary: Dr. Margret Geirsdóttir, Matis (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Norway: Chairman and secretary : M.Sc. Dag Grønningen, Norwegian Veterinary Institute (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sweden: Chairman and secretary: Joakim Engman, National Food Agency, Sweden (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Expert committees / Subcommittees, SC:
SC 1: Administrative , Chairman : Dr. Franklin Georgsson, Matis (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SC 2: Microbiology , Chairman : Dr. Gro Johannessen, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norway (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
SC 3: Chemistry , Chairman : Dr. Tuija Pihlström, National Food Agency (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
SC 4: Sensory, Chairman: Dr. Grethe Hyldig (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
SC 5: NordVal International, Chairman: M.Sc. Hilde Skår Norli (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

International cooperation:
• Codex Alimentarius
• AOAC INTERNATIONAL, AOAC Research Institute
• 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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