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Food Act.

Country/Territory
Finland
Document type
Legislation
Date
2006 (2011)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Livestock, Food & nutrition
Keyword
Basic legislation Food quality control/food safety Hygiene/sanitary procedures Inspection Processing/handling Institution Internal trade International trade Packaging/labelling Traceability/product tracing Offences/penalties Animal health
Geographical area
Europe, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Act provides rules for the production, processing and distribution of food. Its main objective is to ensure that food is safe and is handled safely, and to ensure the quality of food. It also provides for traceability of food.

Full text
English/Swedish
Website
www.finlex.fi

References - Legislation

Implements

Regulation (EC) No. 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning novel foods and novel food ingredients.

Legislation | European Union | 1997 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Novel food, Fraud/deceit/adulteration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 89/396/EEC on indications or marks identifying the lot to which a foodstuff belongs.

Legislation | European Union | 1989 | Repealed

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 1925/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the addition of vitamins and minerals and of certain other substances to foods.

Legislation | European Union | 2006

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Food additives, GMO, Novel food, Special dietary uses, Packaging/labelling, Registration, Nutrition, Public health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 1924/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on nutrition and health claims made on foods.

Legislation | European Union | 2006

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Consumer protection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific hygiene rules for the hygiene of foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2004

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, Standards, Meat, Fish products, Game, Milk/dairy products, Poultry products

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Regulation (EEC) No. 315/93 laying down Community procedures for contaminants in food.

Legislation | European Union | 1993

Keyword: Standards, Food quality control/food safety, Toxicity/poisoning, Residues

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules.

Legislation | European Union | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Standards, Food additives, Inspection, Internal trade, International trade, Enforcement/compliance, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Animal welfare, Drugs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 854/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific rules for the organisation of official controls on products of animal origin intended for human consumption.

Legislation | European Union | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, HACCP, Internal trade, International trade, Certification, Drugs, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Animal welfare

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 999/2001 laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.

Legislation | European Union | 2001

Keyword: Inspection, Internal trade, International trade, Certification, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Slaughtering, Food quality control/food safety, Cattle, Sheep/goats, Swine, Animal feed/feedstuffs, Animal health, Pests/diseases

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food and repealing Directives 80/590/EEC and 89/109/EEC.

Legislation | European Union | 2004

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the hygiene of foodstuffs.

Legislation | European Union | 2004

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Processing/handling, HACCP, Traceability/product tracing, Treated food, Transport/storage, Internal trade, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the control of salmonella and other specified food-borne zoonotic agents.

Legislation | European Union | 2003

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Inspection, Internal trade, International trade, Animal health, Pests/diseases, Animal feed/feedstuffs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the traceability and labelling of genetically modified organisms and the traceability of food and feed products produced from genetically modified organisms and amending Directive 2001/18/EC

Legislation | European Union | 2003

Keyword: GMO, Inspection, Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Traceability/product tracing, Animal feed/feedstuffs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety

Legislation | European Union | 2002

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Early warning system/emergency intervention system, Institution, Data collection/reporting, Packaging/labelling, Animal feed/feedstuffs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (EC) No. 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on genetically modified food and feed.

Legislation | European Union | 2003

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, GMO, Authorization/permit, Packaging/labelling, Registration, Access-to-information, Animal feed/feedstuffs

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Act No. 361 of 1995 relative to food.

Legislation | Finland | 1995 (2002) | Repealed

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Processing/handling, Internal trade, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act relative to food hygiene with respect to foodstuffs of animal origin (No. 1195 of 1996).

Legislation | Finland | 1996 (2002) | Repealed

Keyword: Basic legislation, Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Processing/handling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry laying down requirements for certain foodstuffs (No. 264 of 2012).

Legislation | Finland | 2012

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Milk/dairy products, Standards, Beverages, Vegetables/legumes, Poultry products, Meat, Food additives

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry relative to control on salmonella in establishments in the meat industry (No. 134 of 2012).

Legislation | Finland | 2012

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Meat, Biosecurity

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry concerning national procedures resulting from Regulation (EC) No. 258/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning novel foods and novel food ingredients (No. 149 of 2012).

Legislation | Finland | 2012

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Novel food, Institution, Authorization/permit, Internal trade, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on Food Hygiene of Foodstuffs of Animal Origin (No. 37 of 2006).

Legislation | Finland | 2006

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Meat, Slaughtering, Inspection, Institution, Fish products, Milk/dairy products, Poultry products, Processing/handling, Transport/storage, HACCP

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 818 of 2012 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry laying down requirements for deep-frozen foodstuffs.

Legislation | Finland | 2012

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Milk/dairy products, Standards, Treated food, Packaging/labelling, Transport/storage, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry relative to a programme for the control on salmonella in hens (No. 1172 of 2009).

Legislation | Finland | 2009

Keyword: Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Inspection, Biosecurity, Poultry products, Animal production, Animal health, Poultry, Pests/diseases

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on survey of cattle for EHEC in slaughterhouses and animal husbandry sites (No. 24 of 2006).

Legislation | Finland | 2006

Keyword: Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Meat, Inspection, Animal health, Pests/diseases, Data collection/reporting, Cattle

Source: FAO, FAOLEX