Risk assessment is a scientific process which includes hazard identification, hazard characterisation, exposure assessment and risk characterisation. Extensive co-operation with industry, research and other authorities is central to risk assessment. The results of the risk assessments are used to support risk management and decision-making. Risk assessment is independent of risk management and decision-making.
The functions of the Risk Assessment Unit are concentrated to the following areas:
Risk assessments related to infectious animal diseases support the development of disease protection and emergency plans in cases of infectious animal diseases.
The exposure of humans to microbes or harmful chemicals can be reduced, and food safety can be improved with the help of microbiological or chemical risk assessment.
- Microbiological risk assessment of food
- Chemical risk assessment of food
- Assessment of risk to the consumer
Plant health risk assessments are utilised so as to prevent new pests from spreading into Finland to threaten our plant production
News about Risk Assesment
New European Network for the Assessment of Risk from Chemicals
A European platform will pave the way forward towards a closer collaboration in food safety
Finnish children are not at risk from exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons through foods
Eating habits affect the intake of heavy metals
Food safety risks on the agenda of the EFSA meeting in Helsinki
A warm refrigerator allows the listeria to grow
Dogs imported into Finland may bring along new infectious diseases
Salmonella occurring at low levels in the Finnish food chain
Pig farms’ own practices affect the resistance to antibiotics in the pork production chain
Plant food supplements are mostly safe