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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 extemption from EU regulations, which means that all plant protection products have to be nationally approved by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.


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




Torsten Källqvist (chair)

Asbjørn M. Nilsen

Hubert Dirven

Jan Ludvig Lyche

Katrine Borgå

Line Emile Tvedt Sverdrup

Marit Låg

Merete Grung

Ole Martin Eklo

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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