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News about Food Safety Control

The food control plan has bee updated for the year 2023

You will find the plan here (in Finnish).

Instructions on preparing for the power outages for shops and restaurants

The Finnish Food Authority has published instructions for food business operators such as shops and restaurants on preparing for power outages. Instructions can be found on the Finnish Food Authority´s website.

The self-monitoring plan templates for restaurants and stores are updated

Helsinki City Food Safety Unit has updated self-monitoring plan templates intended for restaurants and stores. The self-monitoring template has been updated in accordance with the changes in the legislation. The adequacy of the self-monitoring system is also evaluated with Oiva inspections.

You can find the updated self-monitoring templates on the website.

Instructions for medium-fried ground beef patties

The Finnish Food Authority has published instructions for serving places on medium-fried ground beef patties and the information to be reported on them. The Food Agency recommends that all minced meat products be served properly cooked. Raw ground beef is a high-risk food for the presence of EHEC bacteria. When the meat is ground, the bacteria on the surface of the meat mix all over the ground meat. There have been several large outbreaks of food poisoning caused by the EHEC bacteria around the world, which have been linked to poorly cooked ground beef patties. You will more information on these links:

The new Food Act and annual fee for controls 2022

The new Food Act entered into force on April 21, 2021 and its key changes are related to the fees. In addition to the inspection fees, from the beginning of 2022, the annual fee for controls will be charged, which will fund  advice work. The annual control fee is EUR 150 per year per control object. The fee is not charged to registered primary production sites, village shops and not from non-profit organizations such as food aid operators.

Food Act in PDF (Elintarvikelaki)

08.12.2022 11:56