Hygiene Passport

The Finnish Hygiene Passport for the food industry was developed to promote food safety


Those who work in the food industry must know how to handle foodstuffs safely and hygienically.  An employee must have a hygiene passport if they:

  • work on food premises and
  • handle unpackaged perishable foods.

Hygiene Proficiency brochure (pdf)

Who is required to have a Hygiene Passport? >>

Setting up a food business and own-check >>


Customer Service number open on Tuesdays 9–12 am. 

Please note that regular, unsecured email is not secure. Send e-mails that contain a classified or otherwise sensitive matter or document to the Finnish Food Authority via the Turvaviesti-palvelu. With a security message, you can also send large attachments.