Validity of the hygiene passport

The Food Act regulates hygiene proficiency. According to the act the hygiene passport (proficiency certificate) is valid until further notice. “Until further notice” means that the hygiene passport is valid until the situation may be changed by e.g. a law change, and a certain period of validity may potentially be set for the hygiene passport.

The hygiene passport is valid until further notice from the moment it was issued. The date it was issued is the same as the date of the test.

If both parts of the hygiene passport are lost and the proficiency examiner who issued the original hygiene passport does not have the test form archived, the examiner cannot issue a new hygiene passport.

If the passport was granted based on a qualification or education, the date it was issued is the date when the examiner put in the order. In this case, any proficiency examiner can order a new hygiene passport to replace the old one, as long as the client provides the proficiency examiner with a certified true copy of the diploma including an extract of the study registry.