Scale

The scale in brief: When the Oiva report is smiling, with a small or a big smile, no issues impairing/jeopardising food safety or misleading consumers were observed during the inspection. The operator is in control of the risks related to its operations. When a particular matter has not been given a smiling grade, there has been an issue observed during the inspection which poses a risk to the consumer or constitutes a misleading of the consumer. The issue must then be rectified, in other words, ensure that it complies with the legislation.


Excellent: Operations are in line with the requirements.

  • The operator is also in control of sudden and random deficiencies with the help of own checks

Good: There are small issues with the operations which do not impair food safety or mislead consumers.

  • The operator: rectifies issues on its own initiative

  • Inspector: reminder, no deadline, to be inspected in connection with a periodic control

To be corrected: There are issues with the operations which impair food safety or mislead consumers. These issues must be rectified within a set period of time.

  • Operator: to be rectified within a set period of time

  • Inspector: a written request with a set period of time or coercive administrative measures require that the rectification be inspected

Poor: There are issues with the operations which jeopardise food safety or considerably mislead consumers, or the operator has failed to comply with orders that have been issued. These issues must be rectified with immediate effect.

  • Operator: to be rectified without delay

  • Inspector: urgent, calls for coercive administrative measures, requires that the rectification be inspected

Muokattu 27.3.2020