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Panel on Animal Health and Welfare

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Panel on Animal Health and Animal Welfare

The Panel carries out risk assessments on animal health and welfare, with particular focus on food-producing animals, including both farmed and wild fish.

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