Plant Protection Products

Plant production products - methodology document for health and environmental risk assessments

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Publishing: 06.12.2023

Key message:

VKM’s methodology document for health and environmental risk assessments of plant protection products is to be updated.

The methodology document currently in use is from 2012. It will be updated with new data requirements stemming from regulations for plant protection products, and with existing guidelines and methods for assessing the health and environmental risks of these products.

Background

The methodology document from 2012 describes the methods the Norwegian Food Safety Authority uses to prepare background documentation for VKM, and the criteria VKM's Panel on Plant Protection Products uses as a basis from which to assess the risk of plant protection products.

In the summer of 2015, Norway adopted EU regulations on pesticides in a new regulation for plant protection products, since Norway through the EEA agreement uses the European Union's approval scheme for the use of these products.

The Project Group

• Marianne Stenrød – Chair, VKM Panel on Plant Protection Products and Chair of the project
• Adam Paruch – Member, VKM Panel on Plant Protection Products
• Christian Vogelsang – Member, VKM Panel on Plant Protection Products
• Elise Rundén Pran – Member, VKM Panel on Plant Protection Products
• Esther van Waes-Bloem – Member, VKM Panel on Plant Protection Products
• Mette Helen Bjørge Müller - Member, VKM Panel on Plant Protection Products
• Tim Hofer – Member, VKM Panel on Plant Protection Products
• Tor Fredrik Holth – Member, VKM Panel on Plant Protection Products
• Trond Rafoss - Member VKM Panel on Plant Protection Products
• Nana Yaa Boahene - Project Manager, VKM Secretariat

VKM's Panel on Plant Protection Products will approve the report, which is scheduled to be published in the first half of December 2023.

Contact

Nana Asare

Project manager, PhD

T: +47 21 62 28 23
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