Plant Protection Products

The Panel on Plant Protection Products carries out risk assessments of chemical and biological plant protection products, and their residues in food. Norway has an exemption from EU regulations, which means that all plant protection products have to be nationally approved by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.


Nana Asare

Project manager, PhD

T: +47 21 62 28 23
Send e-mail

Search for risk assessments

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




Asbjørn Magne Nilsen (chair)

Hubert Dirven (deputy)

Anders Ruus

Dagrun Engeset

Jan Ludvig Lyche

Ole Martin Eklo

Tor Fredrik Holth

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.

Bilde av pil

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment

T: 21 62 28 00

P.O. Box 222 Skøyen
0213 Oslo

Webmaster: Tanya S. Kristiansen
Senior Editor: Ingrid M. Høie