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.

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry MMM
MAVI = Agency for Rural Affairs 
LUKE = Natural Resources Institute Finland
ELY = Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
AVI = Regional State Administrative Agencies  
Local Finland  - Contacts for Municipal health inspectors

Ministry of Defence PLM
The Finnish Defence Forces

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health STM
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

Ministry of Employment and the Economy TEM
KVV = Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority 
Tukes = Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency

Ministry of Finance
Customs Laboratory

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.