Organization profile

Organisation Profile

Animals to be slaughtered are inspected before and after slaughter. In Finnish slaghterhouses, this is done by a certificated veterinarian.

The inspection aims to ensure that the meat from the animal is fit for consumption. In addition, veterinarians working in sloughterhouses monitor food and industrial hygiene as well as compliance with statutes on animal welfare.

The aim of the meat inspection studies is to acquaint the students with meat inspection, slaughterhouse hygiene, and the duties of an inspection veterinarian. The most important subject matters of teaching and research include statutory meat inspection methods, meat inspection microbiology, and monitoring of meat hygiene.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Profiles

Photo of Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa

Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa

Person: UH, Teaching and research personnel, U4 Research and teaching staff

19962020
Photo of Riikka Laukkanen-Ninios

Riikka Laukkanen-Ninios

Person: U3 Research and teaching staff, UH, Teaching and research personnel

20012023

Projects

Publications

Assessment of the feasibility of serological monitoring and on-farm information about health status for the future meat inspection of fattening pigs

Elina, F., Outi, H., Mari, H., Jukola, E. & Maria, F-A., 1 Jan 2019, In : Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 162, p. 76-82 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Atypical Hemolytic Listeria innocua Isolates Are Virulent, albeit Less than Listeria monocytogenes

Moura, A., Disson, O., Lavina, M., Thouvenot, P., Huang, L., Leclercq, A., Fredriksson-Ahomaa, M., Eshwar, A. K., Stephan, R. & Lecuit, M., Apr 2019, In : Infection and Immunity. 87, 4, 13 p., e00758-18.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Compliance in own-check systems poses challenges in small-scale slaughterhouses

Törmä, K., Fredriksson-Ahomaa, M. & Lunden, J., Jan 2019, In : Food Control. 95, p. 27-33 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Microbial contamination of moose (Alces alces) and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) carcasses harvested by hunters

Sauvala, M., Laaksonen, S., Laukkanen-Ninios, R., Jalava, K., Stephan, R. & Fredriksson-Ahomaa, M., Apr 2019, In : Food Microbiology. 78, p. 82-88 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Activities

2nd meeting of COST Action CA18105 RIBMINS WG4

Riikka Laukkanen-Ninios (Attendee)
25 Jun 201926 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

COST Action CA18105 RIBMINS Workshop, Working Group Meetings and Management Committee Meeting

Riikka Laukkanen-Ninios (Attendee)
7 Nov 20198 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Supervisor of DVM Kristiina Törmä's Doctoral studies

Riikka Laukkanen-Ninios (Supervisor), Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa (Director), Eija Kaukonen (Co-supervisor), Janne Lundén (Co-supervisor)
2019 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Safe Pork 2019

Riikka Laukkanen-Ninios (Attendee)
26 Aug 201929 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Supervisor of DVM Susanna Boman's Doctoral studies

Riikka Laukkanen-Ninios (Supervisor), Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa (Director), Outi Vainio (Supervisor)
2017 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis