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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.
Food monitoring

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:

City Veterinarian Cecilia Blomgren, tel. +358 (0)50 559 4047
Facility monitoring

Leading Environmental Health Officer Tomi Bondarew, tel. +358 (0)50 518 4485
Market Hall, Hollolankatu, Sibeliuksenkatu, Rauhankatu


Health inspectors:
Johanna Eklund, tel. +358 (0)44 416 4849
Nastola area, Sopenkorpi, Hennala, Kärpänen, Pirttiharju, Okeroinen, Jalkaranta, primary production

Sari Johnsson, tel. +358 (0)50 559 4044
Keski-Lahti, Anttilanmäki, Nikkilä, Renkomäki, Ämmälä, Jokimaa, Järvenpää and mobile food premises at the marketplace

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

Päivi Matilainen, tel. +358 (0)44 416 4955
Asemantausta, Keijupuisto, Laune, day care centre kitchens and primary production

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

Taina Rahkonen, tel. +358 (0)50 539 1692
Events in Lahti, Kartano, Salpausselkä, Sports Centre, Vesijärvi harbour, Pikku-Vesijärvi region, Kisapuisto Sports Park and beauty salons

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