top

Dr. Olafur ODDGEIRSSON

Dr. Olafur ODDGEIRSSON

Councillor for Europe


Iceland

E-mail: olafur@food-control.com

Dr Ólafur Oddgeirsson is a veterinary public health expert. He was born in Iceland, graduated from the veterinary university in Hannover, Germany in 1977 and finished his post graduate training in 1980 from the same university on food safety topics. He worked as a director for a dairy laboratory for ten years; then he was senior veterinary officer at the EFTA Surveillance Authority for seven years with responsibility for verifying the implementation and application of the EU veterinary legislation in the EFTA States, Norway and Iceland, carrying out regular assessments of food establishments. He then worked extensively as international consultant, providing assessments of veterinary systems in EU Candidate Countries, covering both official supervision and industry controls. He regularly lectures on public health, animal health, zoonotic diseases in particular regarding EU legislation and SPS standards.
In recent years Dr Oddgeirsson has worked on several key projects, including: a) Strengthening Food Safety Systems through SPS measures in ACP countries, where he was responsible for official controls (inspections and audits) and laboratory support for the Caribbean and Pacific regions; b) Improved Food Chain Information (FCI) and Collection and Communication of Inspection Results (CCIR) for the UK Food Standards Agency; c) Analysis of the costs and benefits of setting a target for the reduction of Salmonella in pigs (3 separate projects) for DG SANCO of the European Commission, and; d) approximation of EU and RF legislation in the Russian Federation, delivering lectures on EU veterinary public health and food safety (official and industry), auditing of establishments (structures, pre-requisites and HACCP), laboratories and import regimes.
Dr Oddgeirsson has served as the president of the Icelandic Veterinary Association and been the national editor for Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica. He has worked for the Icelandic Government on a number of occasions, providing advice on food and animal health topics.

back to overview

Cookies

This website may use cookies which enable you to personalize your experience on our site, tell us which parts of our website people have visited and give us insights into user behavior so we can improve our communication and products.

Settings   Info  

OK

Settings

?
These cookies are essential to enable you to browse around our website and use the features.
?
These cookies enable storage of information that changes the way a website behaves or looks, like settings for your preferred language or region.
?
These cookies collect information about how you use our website. These cookies are also used to let affiliates know if you came to one of our websites from an affiliate. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

Cookie Name  Value  ExpiresTypedescription