Finnish Food Authority starts January 1 2019

The Finnish Food Safety Authority, the Finnish Agency for Rural Affairs and a part of the National Land Survey of Finland's Centre for ICT Services become the Finnish Food Authority.

The Finnish Food Authority promotes, supervises and examines food safety and quality, animal health and welfare, plant health, and fertilisers, animal feed, plant protection products, soil conditioners, plant propagation material and raw materials used in agricultural and forestry production.

The Authority is responsible for the use of the assets of the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development in Finland, acts as the Finnish paying agency, and manages EU and national subsidies.