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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.

Use of electric shocks in order to control behaviour in animals

Use of electric shocks in order to control behaviour in animals

Do animals that are subjected to electric shocks experience unnecessary strains, such as discomfort, pain, stress or fear? The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) requests the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) to summarize knowledge on how equipment that uses electric shocks affects animal welfare.
[03.07.2017] 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