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
  • 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
  • July 26/2021

    Crayfish season continues

    The crayfish season started on 21 July and runs until the end of October. The seller of the live crayfish should provide the following information to the consumer: name of the species, production…

    Crayfish season continues
  • July 14/2021

    Crayfish season starts in July

    The crayfish season starts on 21 July and runs until the end of October. The seller of the live crayfish should provide the following information to the consumer: name of the species, production…

    Crayfish season starts in July
  • June 16/2021

    Country of origin must always be shown on strawberries

    Pre packed strawberries (boxes with lids) must always be labelled with the country of origin of the fruit, packer, lot marking, quality class and quantity of the contents. Similarly, both strawberries…

    Country of origin must always be shown on strawberries
  • June 11/2021

    New project funding for Strontium isotope method development

    The Finnish Food Authority is launching a research project which will enable first steps towards a method for identifying the origin of food by using Strontium isotope analysis. The purpose of the…

    New project funding for Strontium isotope method development
  • May 12/2021

    Research seminar 15.6.2021 at 15-15.45: Finland’s strengths and future priorities in food research and innovation

    Reseach professor Nesli Sözer (VTT) discusses Finland's food research and innovation strategy. After the presentation the audience has an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the topic. The…

    Research seminar 15.6.2021 at 15-15.45: Finland’s strengths and future priorities in food research and innovation
  • April 23/2021

    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
  • March 24/2021

    The Finnish Food Authority participates in the Year of Research-Based Knowledge

    The Year of Research-Based Knowledge 2021 is a national project implemented by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Academy of Finland and the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies in…

    The Finnish Food Authority participates in the Year of Research-Based Knowledge
  • 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
  • February 5/2021

    A European platform will pave the way forward towards a closer collaboration in food safety

    Safe and nutritious food is key to sustaining life and promoting good health, yet the current EU food safety system falters when a need to quickly adapt to a continuously evolving food chain arises.…

    A European platform will pave the way forward towards a closer collaboration in food safety

Safety and competitiveness together with the food chain