The Panel is responsible for assessing issues on 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.
Published risk assessments by 12.12.2016:
The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) has at the request of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority assessed the Health risk of 38 so-called "other substances" in food supplements and energy drinks.
The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) requests the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) to assess the safety of “other substances” found on the Norwegian market