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Food poisoning or waterborne outbreaks

  • Service
  • Vantaa
  • Public service

Food business operators must submit a notification to the municipal food control authority immediately when they

  • find out that the food products handled by them have caused food poisoning
  • suspect that the food products handled by them could cause food poisoning.

Handling of food products refers to producing, processing, selling, serving or providing foodstuffs.

The foodstuffs that are suspected to have caused food poisoning must not be disposed of and must be stored for examination.

Also drinking water related food poisoning and suspected food poisoning must be notified to the municipal food control authority.

The Environment Centre of Vantaa is responsible for investigating a suspected food poisoning or waterborne outbreak in the Vantaa area.

If you suspect that food, drinking water or bathing water has made you ill, please report it to the Environment Centre as quickly as possible. The faster the suspicion is reported, the easier it is to investigate.

Do the following

Food poisoning or suspected food poisoning must be notified to the municipal food control authority immediately.

In the notification, please specify at least

  • what food product does the suspected food poisoning concern
  • which operator’s food product does the suspected food poisoning concern
  • what makes you suspect food poisoning.

If you have remains of the food product in question, store it properly. This way it can be examined to determine the cause of food poisoning.

ymparistoterveys@vantaa.fi

To whom and on what terms

The main responsibility for notifying the food poisoning or suspected food poisoning lies with the operator whose food product is involved or in whose premises the drinking water was served. However, anyone can submit a notification.

If the trader is established in another EEA state and provides services in Finland on a temporary basis, they are required to have the same permits as the traders established in Finland.

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byVantaa city
Responsible for the serviceVantaa city
Area Vantaa
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Vantaa city
Updated: 28/6/2022