Animals in food premises
Guide dogs for the blind and dogs aiding the mobility disabled are allowed into premises for customers. Pets are only allowed in serving room of food premises, if food operator gives this kind of permission. This kind of permission must be notified to customers by entrance.
Birds in food premises
Occasionally birds do get into food premises. The threshold for destroying birds and nests is very high and for this reason alone a permit must be obtained for this either from the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (protected birds) or from the Uusimaa Game Management District (birds not subject to a protection order).
Obtaining the permit is the responsibility of the owner of the premises or the person carrying out the work. If necessary, a statement from the Health Inspector on the importance of carrying out the work can be appended to the permit application. Each permit application is dealt with on a case-by-case basis.