Self-monitoring

With functional and sufficiently extensive self-monitoring, a food industry operator can ensure and monitor that food safety is being implemented in the business. All food industry employees must identify and take into account food hygiene-related dangers in their work.

Self-monitoring is a system with which operators ensure that foodstuffs, primary production sites and food establishments as well as the operations therein meet the requirements set for them in food legislation. Drawing up and implementing a written self-monitoring plan is a legal obligation for all food industry entrepreneurs. The self-monitoring plan must be sufficient in relation to the operation, and it must describe the food hygiene risks that are essentially related to the operation in the food establishments.

Extent and monitoring of the self-monitoring

A self-monitoring plan is a requirement for all food industry operators. The self-monitoring plan must be kept up to date, and employees working in food establishments must be familiarised with the self-monitoring plan and self-monitoring in practice.

Environmental health services will provide you with counselling and guidance for drawing up a self-monitoring plan. If necessary, health inspectors will help you check the self-monitoring plan upon beginning the operation. The extent of the self-monitoring plan and implementation of self-monitoring will also be assessed during Oiva inspections.

 

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