Finnish Food Authority

The Finnish Food Authority promotes, supervises and studies food safety and quality, animal health and welfare, plant health, fertiliser products used in agriculture and forestry, feedstuffs and plant protection products as well as plant reproductive material. The Authority is responsible for the management of the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development in Finland, acts as the Finnish Paying Agency and sees to the implementation of the EU and national support schemes. The Authority develops and manages information systems, electronic customer service channels and registers. It provides information management services for the agencies of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and other government bodies. 

The Authority employs people from a range of backgrounds and follows flexible procedures. The Finnish Food Authority has 20 offices around the country. It is headquartered in Seinäjoki.

The Finnish Food Authority was established on 1 January 2019 by a merger of the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira, the Agency for Rural Affairs and some departments of the National Land Survey of Finland’s Centre for ICT Services.

Read more: ruokavirasto.fi/en

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Published 2019-01-02 at 11:46, updated 2020-05-07 at 14:59

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