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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.

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