Suspected food poisoning

Possible causes of food poisoning include bacteria and viruses. Food poisoning is most often caused by errors in the handling of foodstuffs, such as cooling the food too slowly, storage in a warm place, insufficient cooking and unhygienic handling.

Food poisoning usually begins suddenly about 1 to 12 hours after a meal, typically with vomiting, and a little later, diarrhoea. Take a sample of the food, if possible. When suspecting food poisoning, contact the Environment Office.

After being informed of food poisoning caused by foodstuffs handled by them, entrepreneurs in the food branch must immediately report it to the Environment Office.

Read more information on how to prevent food poisoning from Ruokavirasto's website (Finnish Food Authority), please.

Environment Office of the Oulu Region

Visiting address
Solistinkatu 2
90140 Oulu

Postal address
Environment Office of the Oulu Region
PO Box 34
90015 City of Oulu

Telephone number
(08) 558 410 (switchboard)
044 703 6700 (environmental health care helpline, weekdays 9-15)
044 703 6790 (environmental protection helpline and supervision number, weekdays 9-15)

E-mail address

(08) 557 1490

Hailuoto, Kempele, Liminka, Lumijoki, Muhos, Oulu, Tyrnävä