Outdoor sales and mobile food establishments

Handling foodstuffs in outdoor sales creates its own challenges. However, when handled correctly, foods can be safely prepared, served and sold even in tent conditions.
Outdoor sales

Outdoor sales refers to serving, selling or otherwise providing food in outdoor facilities, e.g. during public events. Outdoor facilities refer to food establishments that are not located within a building or an indoor facility that is not part of a food establishment.

A food industry operator is responsible for his/her own operation and must know the relevant regulations and risks involved. The importance of good work methods and self-monitoring is highlighted in outdoor sales. You can find more information about outdoor sales of food in the Evira guide for outdoor sales (in Finnish).

Informing about a mobile food establishment

When food is sold, served and handled in a notified mobile food establishment in events or out of town, the operator must inform the food monitoring authorities of the town or city in which the event takes place about the operation at least 4 days before the event.

Notification about a mobile food establishment

The operator must submit a notification about sales equipment used for regular outdoor sales if the equipment, stall etc. is to be later used in several different events. The notification is submitted once to the authorities of the municipality in which the operation is started or registered.

 

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.

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