Scientific Steering Committee
The Scientific Steering Committee discusses guidelines and principles for the work in VKM, coordinates risk assessments discussed in more than one panel and finalizes the most comprehensive risk assessments. The Scientific Steering Committee has 15 members, nine of which are the chairs of the panels. The remaining six are directly appointed.
The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) has on request from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority conducted a risk assessment of mycotoxins in ceral grain in Norway.
The theoretical principles for the various types of combined toxic effects of multiple chemical exposures and the description of models for handling cases where such effects are likely to occur are still applicable as described in the VKM report from 2008. The conclusions presented in this report are still valid, but for some points precisions have been made.