Food monitoring

You can contact the food monitoring services if you have questions regarding matters such as foodstuff safety and quality, when starting a food establishment or when you want additional information about the monitoring of foodstuffs.

Monitoring work in Lahti

Food monitoring covers the manufacture, handling, import and export, marketing, transportation, selling, serving or other provision of foodstuffs. There are approximately 730 monitored facilities in Lahti. The monitoring is carried out by health inspectors and the city veterinarian.

The monitoring of facilities is implemented on a risk basis in accordance with the food monitoring plan. Inspections in accordance with the monitoring plan comply with the Oiva monitoring system.

Oiva uses smiley faces to assess a company's foodstuff safety. The best smiley means that food law requirements are being met. You can find a company's Oiva report usually near the entrance to the food establishment or at the Oivahymy.fi website (in Finnish).

Food industry companies are responsible for food safety

The self-monitoring of foodstuffs is also monitored and guided by the supervisory authority, but the operator bears the responsibility for implementing the self-monitoring and for the safety of the foodstuffs it produces.

 

Contact information:

Facility monitoring:
City Veterinarian Tiina Juselius, tel. +358 (0)50 559 4047

Health inspectors: 

Nina Hiltunen, tel. +358 (0)50 518 4484
Railway station area, Asemantausta, Keijupuisto, Laune, Patomäki, Patoniitty, Vartiolaakso, Ali-Juhakkala and day care centre kitchens

Sari Johnsson, tel. +358 (0)50 559 4044
Keski-Lahti, Anttilanmäki, Nikkilä, Renkomäki, Ämmälä, Jokimaa

Eeva Kyyhkynen-Malkki, tel. +358 (0)50 518 4483
Area within the Aleksanterinkatu, Rauhankatu, Lahdenkatu and Saimaankatu streets and bakeries

Anja Lehtinen, tel. +358 (0)50 518 4478
Kerinkallio, Kolava, Kujala, Liipola, Möysä, Paavola, Saksala and personnel canteens

Taina Rahkonen, tel. +358 (0)50 539 1692
Sports Centre, Vesijärvi harbour, Pikku-Vesijärvi region, Kisapuisto Sports Park, Salpausselkä, Jalkaranta, Pirttiharju, Sopenkorpi, Hennala, Kärpänen, Okeroinen

Anne Räsänen, tel. +358 (0)50 559 4082
Ahtiala, Järvenpää, Niemi, Kilpiäinen, Kiveriö, Kivimaa, Koiskala, Kunnas, Kytölä, Mukkula, Myllypohja, Pesäkallio, Tonttila, Viuha and foodstuff contact materials and school kitchens