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Fighting African swine fever calls for constant measures

October 9/2020

Fighting African swine fever calls for constant measures

The spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) to Germany, Europe’s largest producer of pig meat and the second largest exporter, is causing unrest in the meat markets and at primary producers in Finland and…

Fighting African swine fever calls for constant measures
  • October 19/2020

    Labelling food packages – explicit instructions now also in English

    The guide Food Information To Be Provided presents key requirements for the labelling of food packages. All food industry entrepreneurs must be familiar with these requirements. The guide includes…

    Labelling food packages – explicit instructions now also in English
  • October 14/2020

    Finnish children are not at risk from exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons through foods

    The Finnish Food Authority has made an evaluation of the exposure of children to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs. PAHs are carcinogenic compounds formed during combustion. According to the…

    Finnish children are not at risk from exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons through foods
  • October 9/2020

    Fighting African swine fever calls for constant measures

    The spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) to Germany, Europe’s largest producer of pig meat and the second largest exporter, is causing unrest in the meat markets and at primary producers in Finland and…

    Fighting African swine fever calls for constant measures
  • September 23/2020

    Safe working methods needed to protect against Legionella

    The Finnish Food Authority and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) found Legionella bacteria in a variety of growing media, compost and digestate samples. Illness caused by Legionella…

    Safe working methods needed to protect against Legionella
  • June 17/2020

    Risk of choking from jelly confectionery

    According to information received by the Finnish Food Authority, jelly confectionery that might cause a risk of choking has been placed on the market in Finland. Under Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 on…

    Risk of choking from jelly confectionery
  • June 15/2020

    Changes are being made to the tariff quota regulations for agricultural products

    The Commission has published new tariff quota regulations.  They shall apply from the tariff quota periods starting on 1 January 2021. Tariff quotas for agricultural products mean a temporary…

    Changes are being made to the tariff quota regulations for agricultural products
  • May 11/2020

    Food Authority’s Virology Unit laboratories begin to analyse coronavirus samples

    Adequate testing of samples is important in managing the coronavirus pandemic. The Finnish Food Authority and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) have jointly initiated coronavirus…

    Food Authority’s Virology Unit laboratories begin to analyse coronavirus samples
  • April 27/2020

    Eating habits affect the intake of heavy metals

    The national risk assessment by the Finnish Food Authority specifies the estimated amounts of exposure of consumers that were previously published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) at the…

    Eating habits affect the intake of heavy metals
  • April 1/2020

    New food recommendation for elderly: Functional capacity must be promoted and malnutrition prevented in a timely manner

    The new ‘Vireyttä seniorivuosiin’ food recommendation is intended to promote an active and healthy lifestyle and includes guidelines on how to improve older adults’ functional capacity through healthy…

    New food recommendation for elderly: Functional capacity must be promoted and malnutrition prevented in a timely manner
  • March 17/2020

    Cancelled Research seminar 17.3.2020 Zoonotic antimicrobial resistance

    Unfortunately, due to the Finnish Government’s recommendations in relation to the spreading of the coronavirus, the Finnish Food Authority has to cancel the research seminar on zoonotic antimicrobial…

    Cancelled Research seminar 17.3.2020 Zoonotic antimicrobial resistance

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