Metal tins should not be used for cooking as the tins and their printings may release contaminants to the food, posing a health risk.
The Colorado beetle is one of the most harmful potato pests, but it is not permanently established in Finland. All infestations found will be destroyed under Evira’s supervision.
Evira has found two new hereditary diseases in the Finnish Lapphund. Because another research group has also started to search for the gene causing osteogenesis imperfecta in the same dogs, Evira will not continue its own research.
The country of origin of bilberries (wild “blueberry”), lingonberries and cranberries must always be indicated, either on the package or, when selling in bulk, on the sales sign. The same requirement regarding origin applies to wild berries as to cultivated berries.
Ensure an unbroken cool chain. Careful handling of food is particularly important in the summer, because microbes thrive and multiply best in warm temperatures.
Pre packed strawberries (boxes with lids) must always be labelled with the country of origin of the fruit, packer, quality class and quantity of the contents. Similarly, both strawberries sold in sale packages (open boxes) and loose must be accompanied by a sale sign showing the product, country of origin and quality class.
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