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Food monitoring

Lahti’s environmental health department monitors food safety, quality and compliance with food regulations. Food monitoring covers the manufacture, handling, import and export, marketing, transportation, selling, serving or other provision of foodstuffs. The monitoring also covers the manufacture, import and wholesale of food contact materials.

The aim of the monitoring is

  • to guarantee food quality and safety
  • to protect consumers from health hazards and financial losses
  • to ensure the accuracy of information given of the food

Implementation of the monitoring

The monitoring of food premises and primary production sites is carried out on a risk-based basis in accordance with the monitoring plan of Lahti’s environmental health services. Inspections in accordance with the food monitoring plan comply with the Oiva monitoring system.

We answer consumers’ questions regarding such matters as food hygiene, quality and safety and suspected food poisoning. Feedback can be sent to us by email or via eFeedback. Consumers can also give food-related feedback directly to the point of sale or service, the product manufacturer or the Finnish Food Authority.

We ask business operators to contact us when they set up food premises or change their operations. Please also contact us if the operations are interrupted or terminated. We also answer questions regarding food safety and monitoring. The responsibility for food safety lies with the food business operator, who must be aware of the health hazards associated with their operations and any critical points in terms of food safety.

Contact information

  • Cecilia Blomgren

    City Veterinarian

    Facility monitoring
  • Tomi Bondarew

    Leading Environmental Health Officer

  • Sari Johnsson

    Health inspector

    Market Hall, Keski-Lahti, Anttilanmäki, Nikkilä, Renkomäki, Ämmälä, Jokimaa, Järvenpää, the control of importing foodstuffs of animal origin, mobile food premises at the marketplace: Lahden kauppatori, Alatorin toimintapuisto, Lanun aukio, Hakkapeliitta-aukio, Erkonkadun aukio, Hansa-aukio, Kirjaston aukio, Lahti Energia Tapahtumapuisto, Mukkulan kartanon puisto, Mukkulan tori, Jokimaa
  • Eeva Kyyhkynen-Malkki

    Health inspector

    Area within the Aleksanterinkatu, Rauhankatu, Lahdenkatu and Saimaankatu streets, bakeries, food premises at the marketplace and packaging labels
  • Paivi Matilainen

    Päivi Matilainen

    Asemantausta, Keijupuisto, Laune, day care centre kitchens, primary production, Events: Launeen keskuspuiston tapahtumakenttä, Sopenkorven alue, Nastolan tori, Nastolan urheilukeskuksen alue, other areas
  • Marjo Pärnänen

    Health inspector

    Nastola, Sopenkorpi, Hennala, Kärpänen, Pirttiharju, Okeroinen, Jalkaranta and primary production
  • Petro Sormunen

    Health inspector

    Kerinkallio, Kolava, Kujala, Liipola, Möysä, Paavola, Saksala and personnel canteens
  • Taina Rahkonen

    Health inspector

    Kartano, Salpausselkä, harbour areas, Events: The Lahti Sports and Fair Centre, Vesijärvi harbour, Teivaa harbour, Niemi harbour, Kisapuisto Sports Park, Pikku-Vesijärvi region, Fellmaninpuisto
  • Anne Räsänen

    Health inspector

    Ahtiala, Niemi, Kilpiäinen, Kiveriö, Kivimaa, Koiskala, Kunnas, Kytölä, Mukkula, Myllypohja, Pesäkallio, Tonttila, Viuha, school kitchens, foodstuff and contact materials

Contact information