SAFOSO is a consultancy and capacity-building company founded in 2003 by the former director of the Swiss veterinary authority, Ulrich Kihm. The privately held company is based in Bern, Switzerland.
Our very first assignments involved helping countries build capacity and learn from our experiences with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and its control. Later, our portfolio expanded to tackle many other human- and animal-health hazards, always concentrating on risk assessment, risk management, risk communication, surveillance and compliance with (international) trade standards. In more recent years, we have also added services in the fields of evaluation — of output, impact & outcome of projects — and animal welfare to our portfolio.
Today, just as back in the days of BSE, our expertise is most effective when we can transfer it to clients in a sustainable way, so they can continue the work independently.
To maximize the range of expertise that we can cover for our clients’ benefit, we work with associates who complement our skills. Our hand-selected associates are not employed by SAFOSO, but represent our first choice when it comes to outsourcing specialist tasks.
Sava is a food safety specialist with expertise in biological food-safety risk assessment and related management systems. His main activities are in evidence-based approaches to food safety and meat inspection.
Annette is a veterinary public health specialist with Austrian roots. Her field of expertise covers a wide range of key disciplines of veterinary public health, such as epidemiology, statistics, risk assessment and communication.
Thomas Janssens is an expert in the field of Aquaculture. He has been active in the aquaculture sector since 2002. After working for a nutrition research center in Italy, he has managed large fish hatcheries and on-growing farms producing Cod in Scotland, Sole in Spain and Perch in Switzerland.
To maximize the range of services that we can cover for our clients' benefit, we have developed a network of trusted partners. They represent our first choice when it comes to identifying project partners.
Ausvet Europe is a wholly owned French-registered subsidiary of the Ausvet Group. Ausvet provides global consulting services in epidemiology, disease surveillance, health information systems, biosecurity, risk assessment, research and data analysis and project management.
IQC is a Sino-German management consulting company providing professional consulting services on food safety, quality management and sustainability to all stakeholders along the food supply chain.
Presight is a Europe’s longest-established innovation and new product development agency, managed by Gordon Douglas.
The Royal Veterinary College is the largest and longest-established vet school in the English-speaking world and is a college of the University of London.
The Veterinary Public Health Institute (VPHI) is an institute of the VetSuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland.
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