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Biological Hazards

The Panel on Biological Hazards assesses issues on microbiological food hygiene, contamination of food by human pathogen microorganisms and transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. The Panel also assesses the development of resistance against antimicrobials and disinfectants including transmission of resistance genes to pathogenic microorganisms.

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

 

 

Members

Yngvild Wasteson (chair)

Eystein Skjerve

Georg Kapperud

Jan Thomas Rosnes

Judith Narvhus

Jørgen Lasson

Karl Eckner

Line Vold

Lucy Robertson

Olaug Taran Skjerdal

Truls Nesbakken

 

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, transparant 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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