Biological Hazards

The panel assesses risks in the field of microbiology and hygiene, such as contamination and transmission of microorganisms that can cause disease in humans.


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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.



Taran Skjerdal (chair)

Lucy Robertson

Marina Elisabeth Aspholm

Solveig Jore

Trond Møretrø

Truls Nesbakken

Mette Myrmel

Eystein Skjerve

Morten Tryland

Yngvild Wasteson

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment

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