National operations

A national reference laboratory directs and assists official laboratories, verifies their analytical discoveries, and performs advanced analytics and research in the nominated field. 

Finnish Food Authority operates as national reference laboratory in the following research fields:

  • analytics of the microbiological and chemical safety of foods and feeds
  • diagnostics of animal diseases
  • plant analytics

Finnish Food Authority is the only laboratory in Finland performing all analyses in the following fields:

  • diagnostics of easily transmissible and dangerous animal diseases
  • residue analysis
  • determination of feed ingredients of animal origin
  • specific analyses related to microbiological food safety