Permits and notifications
Contact the environmental health services if you are planning to initiate any of the activities listed below:
- Setting up a food business
For more information on setting up a food business, see https://www.ruokavirasto.fi/en/companies/food-sector/setting-up-a-food-business/.
- Manufacturing and sales of food contact materials
Food contact materials include, among others, food packaging, disposable containers, surfaces and equipment that come into contact with food, and protective gloves.
- Commencement of activities covered by the Health Protection Act
The Health Protection Act is applied to facilities such as day-care centres, nursing homes, sports facilities, housing units, and beauty salons.
- Retail sale of tobacco, nicotine liquids and other nicotine-containing products
To sell tobacco products, nicotine liquids, or other nicotine-containing products, you must apply for a marketing authorisation with the environmental health services.