The Panel deals with questions of safety in the use of food additives, flavourings, processing aids, materials in contact with food and drinking water, chemicals used for water treatment and residues from biocides. In addition the Panel is responsible for safety evaluations of cosmetics.
The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) has considered the objections to the vitamin A risk assessment presented by The Retinol Consortium. VKM concludes that there is no need to revise this risk assessment.
Daily use of antiperspirants will most likely result in aluminium exposure that exceeds the tolerably weekly intake.