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Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) carries out independent risk assessments for the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) across the Authority’s field of responsibility as well as environmental risk assessments of genetically modified organisms for the Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljødirektoratet).

News from VKM

Risk assessment of folic acid in dietary supplements

Risk assessment of folic acid in dietary supplements

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) has at the request of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) assessed whether the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) of folic acid should be amended. VKM concludes that there is no support to alter the existing UL for folic acid supplementation.
[29.01.2015] Read more
Health risk assessment of the fungicide Frupica with the active compound mepanipyrim

Health risk assessment of the fungicide Frupica with the active compound mepanipyrim

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety has at the request of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority assessed new information on the pesticide Frupica SC.
[23.01.2015] Read more
Health risk assessment of the herbicide MCPA (2- methyl -4 - chlorophenoxyacetic acid)

Health risk assessment of the herbicide MCPA (2- methyl -4 - chlorophenoxyacetic acid)

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) has on request by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) conducted a health risk assessment of the active substance MCPA. VKM concludes that there are no reason to increase the previously determined values for ADI and AOEL. VKM agrees with NFSA in how they have determined the values for dermal uptake.
[23.01.2015] Read more