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  • 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
  • March 13/2020

    Research seminar, 17 March 2020: Zoonotic Antimicrobial Resistance

    The research seminar will be held only via Skype using the link 52289477@193.166.18.22 , on Tuesday 17 March 2020 from 3 to 4 pm.   Welcome via skype! Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest…

    Research seminar, 17 March 2020: Zoonotic Antimicrobial Resistance
  • January 29/2020

    Brexit transition period until the end of the year 2020

    With the UK's withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020, a transition period will begin until the end of 2020. During the transition period, the current rules will continue to be in place as if the UK…

    Brexit transition period until the end of the year 2020
  • December 19/2019

    Antibiotic resistance may be prevented by processing manure

    Scientists believe that processing manure will also provide opportunities for preventing antibiotic resistance. This is evident from a joint project between the Finnish Food Authority, the Natural…

    Antibiotic resistance may be prevented by processing manure
  • December 14/2019

    MAF: New plant health legislation to enter into force on 14 December 2019

    The legislation on plant health will be renewed when the EU Plant Health Regulation (2016/2031) becomes applicable in all EU Member States as of 14 December 2019. Compared to the current legislation,…

    MAF: New plant health legislation to enter into force on 14 December 2019
  • December 3/2019

    Research seminar 10 December 2019: Human noroviruses: detection in food and new transmission routes

    Maija Summa, Senior Researcher and Specialist in Veterinary Medicine, Environmental Health and Food Control, DVM, from Virology Research Unit at the Finnish Food Authority, discusses the results of…

    Research seminar 10 December 2019: Human noroviruses: detection in food and new transmission routes
  • December 2/2019

    MAF: International Year of Plant Health to kick off in Rome

    The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) will officially launch the International Year of Plant Health on 2 December 2019. The thematic year is being celebrated at the initiative of…

    MAF: International Year of Plant Health to kick off in Rome

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