Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids, Materials in Contact with Food, and Cosmetics

The panel is responsible for assessing issues on safety in the use of food additives, flavourings, processing aids, materials in contact with food and drinking water, chemicals used for water treatment and residues from biocides. In addition the Panel is responsible for safety evaluations of cosmetics.


Gro Mathisen

Project manager, PhD

T: +47 21 62 28 06
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Trine Husøy (chair)

Ellen M. Bruzell (deputy)

Berit Granum

Camilla Svendsen

Elise Rundén Pran

Jens Rohloff

Josef Daniel Rasinger

Monica Hauger Carlsen

Tove Gulbrandsen Devold

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

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