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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 the requirements for information needed for health and environmental risk assessments of microbiological cleaning products

Assessment of the requirements for information needed for health and environmental risk assessments of microbiological cleaning products

The current information requirements regarding cleaning products containing microorganisms is not sufficient to conduct health and environmental risk assessments of such products. That is the main conclusion in a report conducted by the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM). The Norwegian Environment Agency has requested the report.
[18.08.2016] Read more
Risk assessment of genetically modified carnation FLO-40685-2 (notification C/NL/13/02)

Risk assessment of genetically modified carnation FLO-40685-2 (notification C/NL/13/02)

The Norwegian Environment Agency has requested the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) to provide a scientific opinion on the notification C/NL/13/02 from Suntory Holding Ltd submitted under Part C of EU Directive 2001/18. The scope of notification C/NL/13/02 covers import, distribution and retailing of cut flowers of genetically modified carnation FLO-40685-1 for ornamental use in the EU/European Economic Area (EEA).
[17.08.2016] Read more
Assessment of the requirements for information needed for health and environmental risk assessments of microorganisms used in bioremediation

Assessment of the requirements for information needed for health and environmental risk assessments of microorganisms used in bioremediation

The current information requirements regarding microorganisms employed in the clean-up of contaminated soil and water (bioremediation) is not sufficient to conduct health and environmental risk assessments of such products. That is the main conclusion in a report conducted by the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM). The Norwegian Environment Agency has requested the report.
[16.08.2016] Read more