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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.

Risk assessments of

Published risk assessments by 27.04.2017:

Risk assessments of "other substances" in food supplements and energy drinks

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) has at the request of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority assessed the Health risk of 41 so-called "other substances" in food supplements and energy drinks.
[27.04.2017] Read more
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