Offices

Head Office: Seinäjoki
Address: P.O. BOX 100, FI-00027 FINNISH FOOD AUTHORITY
Visiting address: Alvar Aallon katu 5, 60100 Seinäjoki
Tel. +358 (0) 29 530 0400 (switchboard)

Helsinki
Address: P.O. BOX 200, FI-00027 FINNISH FOOD AUTHORITY
Visiting address: Mustialankatu 3, 00790 Helsinki
Tel. +358 (0) 29 530 0400 (switchboard)

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Parking in Viikki: Visitors to the office on Mustialankatu in Viikki can park free of charge in the clearly marked parking spaces around the building. Dedicated visitor parking spaces are also available by the wall facing the street, next to the garage ramp. Visitors can also use the car parks adjacent to the building. To avoid parking fines, please remember to give your car registration number to the security guard in the lobby.

Kuopio
Address: Neulaniementie 4, FI-70210 KUOPIO
Visiting address: Research Centre Neulanen, Neulaniementie 4, 70210 Kuopio
Tel. +358 (0) 29 530 4952, from the 2nd of January 2019 +358 (0) 29 520 4132, +358 (0) 50 316 2932, +358 (0) 29 530 0400 (switchboard)

The office in Kuopio provides expert and laboratory research services on animal diseases. Its main focus areas include animal bacterial diseases as well as livestock and particularly ruminant diseases and post mortem examinations, fish and crayfish disease research and bee disease research. Stallion CEM research as well as bee and crayfish disease research have been centralised to the office in Kuopio, as have salmonella identification services and primary production EHEC infection-related reference laboratory activities.

Lappeenranta
Address: Terminaalinkatu 5, FI-53420 LAPPEENRANTA
Visiting address:  Terminaalinkatu 5, 53420 Lappeenranta
Tel. +358 (0) 29 530 0400 (switchboard

Loimaa
Address: P.O. BOX 400, FI-00027 FINNISH FOOD AUTHORITY
Visiting address: Tampereentie 51, 32200 Loimaa
Tel. +358 (0) 29 530 0400 (exchange)

The office in Loimaa focuses on seed inspection tasks such as the inspection and approval of certified seeds, variety testing, plant refinement permit and plant species list matters, the market surveillance of seed sales and wild oat supervision. The seed laboratory is responsible for the analysis of seed and potate samples. Loimaa is home to other Finnish Food Authority activities, such as organic farming supervision.

Oulu
Address: Elektroniikkatie 3, FI-90590 OULU
Visiting address: Elektroniikkatie 5, 90590 Oulu
Tel. +358 (0) 29 530 4924, from the 2nd of January 2019 +358 (0) 29 520 4181, +358 (0) 40 515 4325, +358 (0) 29 530 0400 (exchange)

The office in Oulu conducts animal disease-related research and expert services. The office’s focus areas are wild and aquatic animal diseases as well as livestock diseases and post-mortem examinations for the region of Northern Finland. Special parasitology services have been centralised to the office in Oulu, and it also houses the national reference laboratory for parasitology.

Laboratory services in Seinäjoki
Address: P.O. BOX 500, FI-00027 FINNISH FOOD AUTHORITY
Visiting address: Keskuskatu 23, 60100 Seinäjoki
Telephone: +358 (0) 29 530 5401, from the 2nd of January 2019 +358 (0) 29 520 4147,
+358 (0) 40 180 1585
, Tel. +358 (0) 29 530 0400 (switchboard)

The laboratory services in Seinäjoki conduct animal disease-related research laboratory studies and provide expert services related to the topic. Seinäjoki is also the location for livestock (pigs, ruminants, poultry and fur animals) disease research and post-mortem examinations. All fur animal research has been centralised to the office in Seinäjoki.

Turku
Address: P.O. BOX 119, FI-20101 TURKU
Visiting address: Yliopistonkatu 34, 20500 Turku
Tel. +358 (0) 29 530 4781, from the 2nd of January 2019 +358 (0) 29 520 4324, +358 (0) 50 352 2659, +358 (0) 29 530 0400 (switchboard)

Fax (all offices) +358 (0) 29 530 0444

In addition, the Finnish Food Authority has staff in Huittinen, Hämeenlinna, Ivalo, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kokkola, Lahti, Lapinjärvi, Lohja, Pori and Tampere.

The offices of meat inspection personnel are located in meat processing plants.

Veterinary border control (Vaalimaa, Hamina, Helsinki, Helsinki-Vantaa)

Submitting samples for animal disease and food research

When you are planning to submit a sample for animal disease or food research, remember to check the correct delivery location and shipping method.

Sampling and shipping instructions

Animal disease research contact information for veterinarians