Current issues - Evira 10.05.2013 - 02:00
Current issues - Food 10.05.2013 - 02:00
Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira has ordered all beef delivered to Finland by a Dutch company to be recalled. This includes also products manufactured from this beef. All companies that have used the beef in their products are required to recall their products from sale. Helsinki-based PNM-PAN Nordic Meat Oy (meat trader) has already carried out the withdrawal of all meat delivered to their customers.
Current issues - Evira 08.05.2013 - 11:40
Current issues - Plant production and feedingstuffs 30.04.2013 - 01:26
Details of the 2012 grain crop quality are collected in the publication Finnish Grain Quality 2012. The grain harvest quality was mostly good despite the cool and rainy growing season. The quality of organic grain was also good, but the yield was low.
Current issues - Food 16.04.2013 - 12:28
The analyses carried out for Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira did not disclose any more food products containing horse meat DNA contrary to the labelling. Evira sent in February—March 2013 in compliance with the recommendations of the European Commission a total of 50 samples to be analysed for horse meat.
Current issues - Plant production and feedingstuffs 16.04.2013 - 11:42
The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira is stepping up inspections for Asian long-horned beetle in wooden packaging material used on consignments of stone products from China, in cooperation with Finnish Customs. The beetle is in danger of spreading with the wooden packaging from Asia to European deciduous forests. The inspections start in mid-April 2013.
Current issues - Food 28.03.2013 - 03:48
Food control in Finland will be harmonised when the control data on retail stores and restaurants will be published in the Oiva system as of May 2013. The Oiva system will not impose new requirements on the operations of food companies. The results will be published on the oivahymy.fi website as of May 2013 and displayed at store and restaurant entrances from the beginning of 2014.
Current issues - Evira 22.03.2013 - 01:23
The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira will organise a seminar on risk assessment. This seminar will provide an opportunity to hear experts in animal disease, plant health and food hazard risk assessment., Ongoing and completed risk assessment projects will be presented.
Current issues - Evira 13.03.2013 - 08:56
The health of fish is affected by a number of factors, such as fish diseases and changes in the environment. The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira studies and monitors the health of both farmed and wild fish. Fish diseases rarely present a risk to human health.
Current issues - Food 11.03.2013 - 08:47
More and more Finns want their eggs from an organic or barn-type hen houses. Production is responding to demand: in 2012, barn egg production grew by one-fifth and organic egg production by a huge 45 per cent. Finnish eggs are free of salmonella, and the import conditions of eggs are strict.
Current issues - Animals and health 28.02.2013 - 09:55
The long-running udder health campaign in Finland has brought results, as the incidence of udder infections has fallen in recent decades. The University of Helsinki Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira have investigated the incidence or udder infections in Finland.
Current issues - Animals and health 27.02.2013 - 12:55
As in previous years, poultry must be protected from any contact with wild birds during the spring migration period in order to prevent the avian influenza virus from spreading. Pursuant to a Decree by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, poultry has to be kept either indoors or in an outdoor area protected fully e.g. with a sufficiently close meshed net between 1 March and 31 May.
Current issues - Evira 26.02.2013 - 12:52
Current issues - Evira 22.02.2013 - 08:52
The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira is currently investigating the hive mortality of bees and incidence of bee diseases in Finland. Preliminary laboratory results already show that infectious bee diseases are common and widespread in Finland. Previously uninvestigated viral diseases also occur. Evira has adopted modern diagnostic methods for all significant bee diseases.
Current issues - Food 21.02.2013 - 01:25