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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).

News from VKM

Assessment of dietary intake of iron and zink in the Norwegian

Assessment of dietary intake of iron and zink in the Norwegian

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) has, at the request of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA), evaluated the intake of iron and zink in the Norwegian population.
[14.03.2017] Read more
Antimicrobial resistance due to potentially toxic metals in fertilising products

Antimicrobial resistance due to potentially toxic metals in fertilising products

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) has requested the Norwegian Scientific Committee for food safety (VKM) to conduct a risk assessment of the link between antimicrobial resistance and the content of potentially toxic metals in soil and fertilising products.
[13.03.2017] Read more
Micro-organisms in fertilising products - impacts on health and biodiversity

Micro-organisms in fertilising products - impacts on health and biodiversity

Can the use of micro-organisms in fertilising products have negative impacts on biodiversity and human, plant and animal health? The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) and the Norwegian Environment Agency have requested the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) to assess the potential impacts to biodiversity and health stemming from the import and use of four groups of organisms.
[13.03.2017] Read more