Finland – Food Safety in Finland 2021

This report presents the 2021 results of regulatory control related to food safety, official controls and monitoring programmes on food and feed, as well as research and risk assessments.
The report also assesses, based on the results, the status of food safety and future needs for regulatory activities in Finland.
The report extends the annual report referred to in the EU Control Regulation (EU) No. 2017/625 on official control with respect to food safety; the annual report describes the results of the control in the various sectors of the food supply chain as a whole.
The results of official controls and investigations from 2021 indicate that the control works well and the level of food safety is good. The investigation of epidemics has developed, and the number of epidemics caused by unknown reasons was the smallest in years.
The export controls required by export countries were continued in accordance with the programmes. The number of food recalls has continued to increase dramatically. In 2021, more than 19,000 Oiva reports were published, which is an increase of 19 per cent from the previous year. Control was carried out through prioritised work. The new Food Act and the decrees issued under it entered into force in April 2021.

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