Panel on Biological Hazards
The Panel on Biological Hazards deals with questions on microbiological and food hygiene, contamination of food by human pathogen microorganisms and transmissible spongiform encephalopathies and the development of resistance against disinfectant agents and transmission of resistance genes to pathogenic microorganisms.
Stricter requirements for the slaughter of sheep will provide great hygienic gains in most slaughterhouses in Norway, according to a risk assessment prepared by the Norwegian scientific committee for food safety (NSCFS) and commissioned by the Norwegian food safety authority (NFSA).
The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) has on request from The Norwegian Food Safety Authority assessed the benefits and risks of probiotics in baby food with focus on the bacteria Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. paracasei F19 (F19) in processed cerealbased baby foods intended for small children 1-3 years old.