Animal Health and Welfare

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


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Dean Basic

Project manager, PhD

T: +47 21 62 28 25
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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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Bjørnar Ytrehus (chair)

Erik Georg Bø-Granquist

Johan Johansen

Tor Atle Mo

Ingrid Olesen

Sokratis Ptochos

Amin Sayyari

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment

T: 21 62 28 00

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0213 Oslo

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