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Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) carries out independent risk assessments for the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) across the Authority’s field of responsibility as well as environmental risk assessments of genetically modified organisms, alien organisms, micro-organisms and CITES for the Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljødirektoratet).

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Health and environment minimally exposed by the nematode Steinernema carpocapsae

Health and environment minimally exposed by the nematode Steinernema carpocapsae

The use of plant production products with the nematode Steinernema carpocapsae as the active organism, is not associated with negative health effects on humans. The nematode occurs naturally in Norway, but the potential for establishment and spreading is low. This is the conclusions in a assessment conducted by the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM).
[13.02.2017] Read more
The predatory mite Amblyseius montdorensis causes minimal risk

The predatory mite Amblyseius montdorensis causes minimal risk

The predatory mite Amblyseius montdorensis can not survive under Norwegian climatic conditions. Harm to humans by Amblyseius montdorensis is not reported. This is the conclusions in an assessment conducted by the Norwegian Scientific Committe for Food Safety (VKM).
[13.02.2017] Read more
Will the release of farmed mallards have negative impacts on biodiversity and animal health?

Will the release of farmed mallards have negative impacts on biodiversity and animal health?

The Norwegian Environment Agency and the Norwegian Food Safety Authority have requested the Norwegian Scientific Committee for food safety (VKM) to assess the potential impacts to Norwegian biodiversity and animal health stemming from the import and release of mallards for hunting purposes.
[30.01.2017] Read more