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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

Suggests upper intake level of phosphorus

Suggests upper intake level of phosphorus

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) suggests that the tolerable upper intake level for phosphorus is set at 3000 mg per day for adults.
[30.05.2017] Read more
Suggests upper intake level for potassium in food supplements

Suggests upper intake level for potassium in food supplements

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety suggests that a provisional tolerable upper intake level for potassium is set at 3000 mg per day.
[30.05.2017] Read more
Is there a connection between linden trees and bumblebee death?

Is there a connection between linden trees and bumblebee death?

Dead bumblebees under linden trees (Tilia) have gained increased awareness during the past few years. However, the observations of dead bumblebees is not a new phenomenon. The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) have assessed the potential connection between Tilia and bumblebee death.
[03.05.2017] Read more