Research laboratories according to the Health Protection Act
Examinations according to the Health Protection Act are carried out in an approved laboratory. Laboratories are approved by the Finnish Food Authority. Before the Finnish Food Authority approves a laboratory, Valvira checks that the laboratory and the methods it uses meet the requirements of legislation.
The Finnish Food Authority supervises the operation of laboratories. If a laboratory does not follow the regulations set out in law, the Finnish Food Authority can issue regulations for the laboratory to correct its operations or even cancel the laboratory’s approval for a fixed period.