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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.

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
Risk assessment of Chronic Wasting Disease

Risk assessment of Chronic Wasting Disease

The Norwegian Environment Agency and the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) have requested the Norwegian Scientific committee for food safety (VKM) to assess the risks related to Chronic Wasting Disease in cervids in Norway.
[19.12.2016] Read more