The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
Evira cooperates with a number of Finnish and foreign government agencies.
Domestic partners in cooperation
The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira engages in cooperation with the following Finnish organisations in the food safety sector. Additionally, we also collaborate with research institutions and universities, among others.
Food safety organisation
Agency for Rural Affairs
MTT: Agrifood Research Finland
RKTL: Games and Fisheries Research
METLA: The Finnish Forest Research Institute
ELY: Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
AVI: Regional State Administrative Agencies
THL: National Institute for Health and Welfare
Fimea: Finnish Medicines Agency
Valvira: National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health
STUK: The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority
KVV: Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority
KTK: National Consumer Research Centre
MIKES/FINAS: Centre for metrology and accreditation
Tukes: Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency
International partners in cooperation
Evira collaborates with e.g. sister organisations in other countries, the European Food Safety Authority EFSA, the various agencies of the European Union as well as the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Foreign universities and research institutions are also Evira's collaboration partners in the field of research.
- European Food Safety Authority EFSA
- European Commission – Directorate General for Health and Consumers (SANCO)
European Commission – Food and Veterinary Office (FVO)
Country profile of Finland on FVO's website
- World Organisation for Animal Health OIE
- Evira's scientific research project descriptions refer to foreign universities and research institutions, which are Evira's collaboration partners in the field of research.