Turvallisen ja hygieenisen maidon edistys ja kehitys

Who are we?

The Finnish Association for Milk Hygiene is a nonprofit organization that promotes and develops the production, processing, transport and trade of hygienic and safe milk in Finland. For over 50 years, the organization has collected and published national statistics on Finnish milk quality.


Finnish Association for Milk Hygiene - In brief

  • Founded in 1960

  • Members include 
    Municipal communities
    Dairy groups
    Association of milk producers
    Association of veterinary hygienists 
    Number of members 20
    Number of supporting members 7

  • Board of Directors
    Chairman: Docent Suvi Taponen, University of Helsinki
    Other board members are represented by Finnish Food Safety Authority, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, communal authorities and laboratories, 
    dairies, milk producers, consumers and markets

  • Managing Director
    Paula Kurittu, D.V.M.

  • Basic activities
    Collection and publication of milk quality statistics 
    Co-operation body between authorities, dairies,
    milk producers, consumers and markets
    Organization of training on milk hygiene
    Surveys connected to milk hygiene