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Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment

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The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM),, conduct open, independent, scientific risk assessments regarding food safety, animal health, plant health, animal welfare and cosmetics on request from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. VKM also carries out risk assessments on genetically modified organisms on request from the Norwegian Environment Agency. The scientific committee itself is also free to take initiative to carry out risk assessments. The risk assessments are used by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and the Norwegian Environment Agency when giving advice to Norwegian ministries, and when Norwegian Food Safety Authority is developing new laws and regulations.

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