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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).

News from VKM

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
Assessment of dietary intake of iron and zink in the Norwegian

Assessment of dietary intake of iron and zink in the Norwegian

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) has, at the request of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA), evaluated the intake of iron and zink in the Norwegian population.
[14.03.2017] Read more
Antimicrobial resistance due to potentially toxic metals in fertilising products

Antimicrobial resistance due to potentially toxic metals in fertilising products

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) has requested the Norwegian Scientific Committee for food safety (VKM) to conduct a risk assessment of the link between antimicrobial resistance and the content of potentially toxic metals in soil and fertilising products.
[13.03.2017] Read more