Misleading labelling of honey and fishery products
A survey carried out by the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira in summer and autumn 2015 revealed that one fifth of honey products were mislabelled. In one fishery product, the raw material was a...
MRSA also occasionally found in Finnish pork meat
Antibiotic-resistant MRSA bacteria may also occasionally be found in Finnish pork meat. The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira is about to complete a survey on the occurrence of MRSA bacteria in...
Dietary intake of heavy metals by Finnish children on the decrease
The intake of heavy metals from food sources is lower for children than for their parents at the same age. A study conducted by Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira shows, however, that for part of...
Evira recommends: Don’t bring wild boar meat into Finland
The Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira recommends that no wild boar meat or food products made from it should be brought into Finland from the Baltic countries or Poland. The aim is to prevent the...
High demand for organic wild berries
Organic wild berries, particularly bilberry, lingonberry and cloudberry, are exported from Finland in considerable volumes. The demand for organic wild berries is high, especially in Asian...
Research seminar 12.5.2015: Iodine in food
Researcher Taija Kosonen, who works in the Chemistry and Toxicology Research Unit of Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, lectures on iodine in food. Iodine is a necessary trace element to...
Laboratory services for food safety in a state of transition
According to a report by the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, laboratory services for food safety are mainly well organised. As a result of the amendments made in the Finnish Local Government...
Evira recommends heating raw milk
Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira's study shows that Yersinia bacteria are able to multiply at refrigeration temperatures within just a couple of days to a level, where they can cause...
Public examination of doctoral dissertation: Sequence variability of virulence genes and stress responses in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis has recently caused several epidemics in Finland through fresh produce. The pathogen is capable of growing at refrigeration temperatures, under modified...