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Act No. 133 of 2013 amending section 20 of Chapter 2 and section 4 of Chapter 3 of the Act on Consumer Protection.

This Act amends the Act on Consumer Protection in section 20 of Chapter 2 and section 4 of Chapter 3 in relation with procedures of the Marketing Court in accordance with the Marketing Court Act. ...
Finland
2013

Decree No. 834 of 2012 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry amending the Decree on organic production and labelling and supervision of organic products.

This Decree amends the Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on organic production and labelling and supervision of organic products in article 29 on carrying out of controls of trader's premises as provided for by articles 25 and 28 of the Decree. Those controls...
Finland
2012

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

This Decree made pursuant to sections 7, 9 and 11 of the Food Act of 2006, implements provisions of Council Directive on the approximation of the laws of frozen foods and Commission Directive 92/2/EG of laying down the sampling procedure generating and Community method of analysis...
Finland
2012

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Administration Decree (No. 695 of 2012).

This Regulation provides with respect to the governance and organization of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. It contains detailed rules regarding management, functions, powers, financial arrangements, staff, etc. The Ministry shall have various departments including the Food Department and the Natural Resources Department. The Food...
Finland
2012

Act No. 684 of 2012 amending the Act on Consumer Protection.

This Act amends the Act on Consumer Protection in: section 17 of Chapters 2 in relation to the power of the Consumer Ombudsman to issue a prohibition referred to in § 16 and interlocutory injunctions in the manner prescribed in § 10 of the Act on...
Finland
2012

Decree No. 720 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on the identification of swine (No. 720 of 2012).

This Decree, made under the Act concerning a system for the identification of animals, provides for the identification of swine, including small-size pigs and crossbreds of tame swine and wild boars. Animal keepers, premises where animals are kept and animal brokers shall be registered by the...
Finland
2012

Decree No. 630 of 2012 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry amending the Decree on animal health requirements for certain live animals, animal by-products and certain goods on the EU internal market.

This Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry amends the Decree on animal health requirements for certain live animals, animal by-products and certain goods on the EU internal market: by repealing article 18(2); in article 19 which appoints the Finnish Food Safety Authority as the...
Finland
2012

Act amending section 50 of the Public Health Act (No. 327 of 2012).

This Act amends the Public Health Act in section in relation to fees that shall be paid by an operator for enforcement actions in relation with various activities carried out by control authorities including: a) supervision of compliance with the municipal control plan; b) supervision of...
Finland
2012

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

This Decree made pursuant to section 9§3 of the Food Act of 2006, contains provisions on the data that shall be provided in presentation of certain foods, in addition to other provisions on labelling. The requirements of this Decree shall not apply to food that has...
Finland
2012

Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry amending the Decree relative to meat, processed meat products and composite products containing processed meat imported from countries outside the European Community (No. 173 of 2012).

This Decree amends the Decree relative to meat, processed meat products and composite products containing processed meat imported from countries outside the European Community in articles 2, 6, 7, 10, 11, 15-21 and 20a in relation with the application sphere of the principal Decree, special import...
Finland
2012

Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to amend the Decree relative to a programme for the control on salmonella in hens (No. 75 of 2012).

The Decree amends the Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry relative to a programme for the control on salmonella in hens in respect of a wide variety of matters including: basic sampling and testing for salmonella in various types of poultry production plants (including...
Finland
2012

Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on the structural and functional requirements for dairy cow stables that receive financial aid (No. 8 of 2012).

This Decree with respect to financial aid for the new construction or extensive renovation of housing for dairy cows granted pursuant to the Act on financing of reindeer husbandry and nature-related activities and the Act on structural aid to agriculture. When planning dairy cow stables Regulations...
Finland
2012

Decree No. 1193 of 2011 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry relative to supervision of operators which process certain animal by-products and derived products and of the use of certain by-products.

This Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, made under section 13 of the Act concerning animal diseases, provides for the registration, authorization and supervision of operators processing and disposing of animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption to the extent...
Finland
2011

Act amending the Act on Consumer Protection (No. 227 of 2011).

This Act amends the Act on Consumer Protection in Chapters 6 and 10. Chapter 6 concerns door-to-door sales and distance selling, whereas Chapter 10 concerns the sale of time-sharing and long-term holiday products. ...
Finland
2011

Decree No. 1002 of 2010 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on animal health requirements for certain live animals, animal by-products and certain goods on the EU internal market.

The Decree sets out conditions at which live animals may be imported. Specific conditions are prescribed, among other things, for camelids, swine, rabbits and hares, minks, foxes, cats, dogs and bees. The Decree also sets out import and export conditions for by-products of animal origin (as...
Finland
2010

Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry amending the Decree relative to meat and processed meat products imported from countries outside the European Community (No. 970 of 2010).

This Decree amends the Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry relative to meat and processed meat products imported from countries outside the European Community in article 1 (purpose and application sphere), article 4 (definitions), article 6 (import conditions for red meat and minced meat),...
Finland
2010

Act No. 746 of 2010 amending the Act on Consumer Protection.

This Act amends the Act on Consumer Protection in Chapter 7 in relation to consumer credit and section 12 of Chapter 6 in relation with the right of a consumer to withdraw from an agreement with a trader. ...
Finland
2010

Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to amend the Decree on survey of cattle for EHEC in slaughterhouses and animal husbandry sites (No. 27 of 2010).

This Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry amends the Decree on survey of cattle for EHEC in slaughterhouses and animal husbandry sites in article 8 on monthly reporting by the veterinarian responsible for the supervision of the slaughterhouses and small slaughterhouses on EHEC samples...
Finland
2010

Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to amend the Decree on measures related to TSE diseases in slaughterhouses and cutting rooms (No. 24 of 2010).

This Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry amends the Decree on measures related to TSE diseases in slaughterhouses and cutting rooms in article 8 in relation to the duty of the municipal supervisory authorities to notify the Finnish Food Safety Authority and County Councils...
Finland
2010

Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on the control of tuberculosis in farmed cervids (No. 22 of 2010).

This Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, made under sections section 12 of the Act concerning animal diseases, seeks to prevent the spread of tuberculosis in farmed cervids and provides with respect to eradicating the disease and monitoring of the incidence of tuberculosis in...
Finland
2010
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