About NMKL

Nordic Committee on Food Analysis, NMKL , was established in 1947 and consists of chemists, microbiologists , sensory analysts and statisticians from the five Nordic countries , Denmark , Finland , Iceland, Norway and Sweden. NordVal International, which reviews and certifies proprietary methods, was incorporated in NMKL in 2007. There is a national committee of appointed experts in each of the Nordic countries. The general secretariat is located at the Institute of Marine Research in Norway. Organizationally, NMKL is linked to the Nordic Council of Ministers.

NMKL’s objectives are to
• be a network of expert in food analysis
• provide reliable methods for foods and feeds
• offer NordVal certified methods for feed, food and environmental samples
• develop guidelines for laboratories and users of analytical results
• organize relevant training courses, workshops and seminars both nationally and internationally
• promote Nordic interests internationally on topics relating to food methodology

NMKL Chairman
Dag Grønningen, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norway

NMKL Secretary-General
Eystein Oveland, M.Sc., Ph.D., Institute of Marine Research, Norway, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

NMKL Secretary
Susanna Marie Petrova, M.Sc., Institute of Marine Research, Norway, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National committees
Denmark: Chairman and secretary: Dr. Grethe Hyldig, National Food Institute
Finland: Chairman: Janne Nieminen, Finnish Food Authority, secretary: Saija Hallanvuo, Finnish Food Authority 
Iceland: Chairman: Hrólfur Sigurðsson, Matís. Secretary: Vala Friðriksdóttir, Institute for Experimental Pathology at Keldur
Norway: Chairman and secretary : M.Sc. Dag Grønningen, Norwegian Veterinary Institute
Sweden: Chairman and secretary: Annica Tevell Åberg, National Veterinary Institute, Sweden (SVA)

Expert committees / Subcommittees (SC)

SC 1, Administrative
Chariman: Dag Grønningen, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norway

SC 2, Microbiology
Chairman: Dr. Gro Johannessen, Norwegian Veterinary Institute, Norway 
Secretary: M.Sc.Eng. Jógvan Pall Fjallsbak, Faroese Food and Veterinary Authority 

SC 3, Chemical
Chairman: Dr. Tuija Pihlström, National Food Agency, Sweden

SC 4, Sensory
Chairman: Dr. Grethe Hyldig, National Food Institute, Denmark 

SC 5, NordVal International
Chairman: M.Sc. Hilde Skår Norli, Norwegian Food Safety Authority, Norway 

International cooperation
• Codex Alimentarius
• Nordic accreditation bodies
• IDF (International Dairy Federation )
• ISO (International Organization for Standardization) TC 34 ( Food) SC9 (microbiology) and SC 12 (sensory)
• International organizations members of the Inter Agency Meeting (IAM)
• MicroVal



NordVal International

NordVal International is an independent third party that evaluates the quality characteristics and applications of alternative chemical and microbiological methods in the analysis of food, water, feed and environmental samples.

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NMKL offers different subscriptions; procedures and methods can be downloaded as PDF files from this website.




The methods are in either Danish, Swedish or Norwegian combined with English. Most methods are also available in a Finnish/English version. All methods are in the PDF format. 


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Contact information

NMKL – NordVal International
c/o Institute of Marine Research
P.O. box 1870 Nordnes
5817 Bergen, Norway

Contact us
by telephone: +47 9026 3022
or by e-mail: post@NMKL.org