The health risks of Ukrainian pets should be recognised

March 15/2022

The health risks of Ukrainian pets should be recognised

People fleeing the war in Ukraine bring along pets whose import requirements, due to the circumstances, do not meet all the advance requirements. Pets arriving from Ukraine should be presented to Finnish Customs for inspection upon arrival in Finland. The Finnish Food Authority would like to remind those in contact with these animals that they may also pose some health risks to both humans and other animals.

The health risks of Ukrainian pets should be recognised
Bird flu found at pheasant farm in Janakkala

February 15/2021

Bird flu found at pheasant farm in Janakkala

High pathogen H5N8 avian influenza, which causes high mortality among birds, has been confirmed at a pheasant farm in Janakkala in Tavastia Proper. The disease had been found earlier in wild birds…

Bird flu found at pheasant farm in Janakkala
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
  • May 23/2022

    The amount of salt in food needs to be further reduced

    There is a surprising amount of pre-packed foods with a high salt content on the Finnish market. The Food Authority's national control project for salt and nutrition shows the need to reduce the…

    The amount of salt in food needs to be further reduced
  • May 6/2022

    False morels should be handled correctly

    False morels are poisonous when raw. Proper cooking is required to avoid poisoning. Read more about False morel fungi pdf

    False morels should be handled correctly
  • April 1/2022

    The Finnish Food Authority grants relaxations to food labelling during the Ukrainian war

    The exceptional situation caused by the war in Ukraine hampers the supply of certain raw materials from Ukraine and Russia. Due to availability problems, food business operators may have to make…

    The Finnish Food Authority grants relaxations to food labelling during the Ukrainian war
  • March 15/2022

    The health risks of Ukrainian pets should be recognised

    People fleeing the war in Ukraine bring along pets whose import requirements, due to the circumstances, do not meet all the advance requirements. Pets arriving from Ukraine should be presented to Finnish Customs for inspection upon arrival in Finland. The Finnish Food Authority would like to remind…

    The health risks of Ukrainian pets should be recognised
  • March 8/2022

    New European Network for the Assessment of Risk from Chemicals

    The EU is launching the Partnership for the Assessment of Risk from Chemicals (PARC) programme that will form a competence network of chemical risk assessment. The Finnish parties involved are the…

    New European Network for the Assessment of Risk from Chemicals
  • February 18/2022

    Companies to pay a service charge for food municipality control in 2022

    Starting from the first quarter of 2022, municipalities will collect from companies a service charge of EUR 150 for food control. Such operators as village shops will be exempt, however. Read more…

    Companies to pay a service charge for food municipality control in 2022
  • February 1/2022

    Twenty years of safe food thanks to the Hygiene Passport

    The Hygiene Passport of Finland's food sector marks its 20th anniversary this year. Nearly 1, 358, 000 Hygiene Passports had been issued as of February 2022.  Many Finns are now familiar with the…

    Twenty years of safe food thanks to the Hygiene Passport
  • January 14/2022

    Format of publishing the list of feed operators has changed

    The format of publishing the list of feed business operators (others than primary producers) has been changed. From now on the current list will be published in the Open data- portal of the Finnish…

    Format of publishing the list of feed operators has changed
  • November 16/2021

    Companies to pay a service charge for food municipality control in 2022

    Starting from the first quarter of 2022, municipalities will collect from companies a service charge of EUR 150 for food control. Such operators as village shops will be exempt, however. This charge…

    Companies to pay a service charge for food municipality control in 2022
  • September 17/2021

    Brexit cause of backlog on veterinary border control

    Since the entry into force of Brexit, animals imported from Britain, as well as foodstuffs and other products derived from animals must be inspected at the border control post when they enter the EU.…

    Brexit cause of backlog on veterinary border control

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