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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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Send us your feedback on VKM's draft protocol for a risk-benefit assessment of sunscreen.

Deadline for submission of comments is 15.09.2018.

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




Inger-Lise Steffensen (chair)

Berit Granum

Ellen M. Bruzell

Jens Rohloff

Ragna Bogen Hetland

Trine Husøy

Trude Wicklund

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
@: vkm@vkm.no


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