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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, alien organisms, micro-organisms and CITES for the Norwegian Environment Agency (Miljødirektoratet).

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Dietary exposure to inorganic arsenic in the Norwegian population

Dietary exposure to inorganic arsenic in the Norwegian population

Norwegian adults do not have specific eating patterns leading to a different dietary exposure to inorganic arsenic than other European adult population. That is the outcome of an assessment from the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM).
[03.05.2016] Read more
Final health and environmental risk assessment of genetically modified maize MON 89034 X NK 603

Final health and environmental risk assessment of genetically modified maize MON 89034 X NK 603

In preparation for a legal implementation of EU-regulation 1829/2003, the Norwegian Environment Agency has requested the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) to give final opinions on all genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and products containing or consisting of GMOs that are authorised in the European Union under Directive 2001/18/EC or Regulation 1829/2003/EC within the Authority’s sectoral responsibility.
[21.04.2016] Read more
Final health and environmental risk assessment of genetically modified maize MON863 x NK603

Final health and environmental risk assessment of genetically modified maize MON863 x NK603

In preparation for a legal implementation of EU-regulation 1829/2003, the Norwegian Environment Agency has requested the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) to give final opinions on all genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and products containing or consisting of GMOs that are authorised in the European Union under Directive 2001/18/EC or Regulation 1829/2003/EC within the Authority’s sectoral responsibility.
[21.04.2016] Read more