Animal Health and Welfare

The panel carries out risk assessments on all aspects of animal health and welfare, including both terrestrial and aquatic animals. 


Portrett H Mellegård

Hilde Mellegård

Chief Scientific Coordinator Food and Feed, PhD

M: 920 24 835
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Independent and transparent

VKM is appointed by the Ministry of Health and Care Services. VKM is organized as an independent body, fulfilling the national requirement for independent, transparent and open scientific risk assessments.

Risk assessments in VKM follow current international standards and methodology in the respective fields of responsibility for VKMs panels.



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Erik Georg Bø-Granquist

Ingrid Olesen

Sokratis Ptochos

Amin Sayyari

Grete Helen Meisfjord Jørgensen

Sonal Patel

Marco Vindas

Jannike Nordgreen

Bjørnar Ytrehus (leave of absence)

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment

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