RIKILT Wageningen UR is part of the international knowledge organisation Wageningen UR (University & Research centre). RIKILT – Institute of Food Safety is an independent research institute in the area of safe and healthy food. RIKILT conducts independent research into the safety and quality of food. The institute is specialised in detecting and identifying substances in food and animal feed and determining the functionality and effect of those substances. RIKILT also supports national and international government bodies within its role as a laboratory specialised in incident and crisis management and by providing consulting services in relation to defining standards and analytical methods and approving agricultural additives of plant-based and animal-based foodstuffs. Besides carrying out research and providing consultancy services, RIKILT also participates in various national and international expertise centres and committees.