Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms
The Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) carries out health and environmental risk assessments of genetically modified organisms, processed food and feed on behalf of the Norwegian Foood Safety Authority and the Norwegian Environment Agency. The Panel mostly discusses applications for authorisation which are on the agenda of the European Food Safety Authority, EFSA, and where each country in the European Economic Area (EEA) may comment during a three month period. Additionally, the Panel carries out risk assessments in connection with national applications for GMOs.
The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) supports EFSA in their proposed supplementary Guidance Document on allergenicity assessment of genetically modified (GM) plants
The Norwegian Committee for Food Safety (VKM) has performed a preliminary assessment of health and environmental risk of the genetically modified maize MON 87427 x MON 89034 x MIR162 x NK603. The assessment was performed in connection with EFSA´s public hearing of application EFSA/GMO/NL/2015/131, on request from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and the Norwegian Environment Agency.