Office for Risk Assessment & Research

The Office for Risk Assessment & Research (BuRO) is an independent part of the Netherlands Food and Product Safety Authority (NVWA).

BuRO provides independent advice to the Inspector-General of the NVWA, to the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, or the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. The science-based risk assessments encompass food safety, consumer product safety, animal health, animal welfare, plant health, and nature. Advice can be provided upon request or upon BuRO’s own initiative.