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Scientific Panels

The Scientific Panels comprise about 100 independent experts. They are responsible for VKM's risk assessment work including delivering scientific opinions. The panels focus on various areas of the food chain, and are supported logistically and scientifically by the VKM secretariat.

Comprehensive measures needed to eradicate Chronic Wasting Disease in Norway

Comprehensive measures needed to eradicate Chronic Wasting Disease in Norway

Unless comprehensive steps are taken to tackle Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), it will continue to spread within the Norwegian cervid population. The disease will not disappear by itself. This is the main conclusion of a new risk assessment report published by the Norwegian Scientific Committee for food safety (VKM).
[29.03.2017] Read more
Welfare of dogs kept permanently outdoors and used for sled dog racing

Welfare of dogs kept permanently outdoors and used for sled dog racing

Outdoor housing and participation in sled dog races can be stressful for dogs, but there is not enough knowledge to assess the degree of risk for reduced animal welfare. That is the conclusion in a risk assessment from the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM).
[23.03.2017] Read more