Animal Health and Welfare

The panel carries out risk assessments on animal health and welfare, with particular focus on food-producing animals, including both farmed and wild fish.


Dean Basic

Project manager, PhD

T: +47 21 62 28 25
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Search for risk assessments

Search for published risk assessments and risk assessments on the agenda from the panel on Animal Health and Welfare.




Angelika Agdestein (chair)

Andrew Janczak

Espen Rimstad

Jacques Godfroid

Knut Egil Bøe

Knut Madslien

Rolf E. Olsen

Tor Gjøen

Øyvind Øverli


Assessing risk means assessing how likely it is that a hazard we know leads to injury. In addition, we need to assess how serious the injury is.

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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The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment

T: 21 62 28 00

P.O. Box 222 Skøyen
0213 Oslo

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