Food establishments

Food establishments include coffee shops, restaurants and food stores, for example. Food establishments that handle animal-based foodstuffs before retail are called facilities. When a food establishment or facility begins its operation, a notification must be made to the environmental health services beforehand.
Food establishment

Food establishment refers to any building, establishment, outdoor or indoor facility where foodstuffs are manufactured, stored, transported, sold, served or otherwise handled with the intention of selling or passing them on.

When starting a food establishment, a written notification must be made to the environmental health services at least 4 weeks before beginning the operation. The same applies when making a significant change to a food establishment already in operation. Beginning the operation does not require an inspection carried out by a supervisory authority. A notification must also be made about selling foodstuffs online as well as a food establishment operating in a private home.

Food facilities

Operating a food facility requires approval by an authority before starting. Approving a food facility requires that the facility complies with the requirements defined in food legislation. All facilities and warehouses producing or handling animal-based foodstuffs must be approved, as well as wholesalers that store animal-based foodstuffs for more than 48 hours with the intention of supplying these foodstuffs to other facilities.

 

Contact information:

Environmental health on-call number, on weekdays from 9.00 am to 11.30 am, tel. +358 (0)3 733 4577, terveydensuojelu@lahti.fi

Personnel e-mail addresses are in the format of firstname.lastname@lahti.fi.

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