Approval of by-product plants

Plants storing derived products (by-products are transported to a co-incineration plant for disposal or incineration), intermediary plants, and incineration plants compliant with the Animal By-Products Regulation must have been approved before the launch of operations.

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A plant can be approved when it complies with the requirements of the Animal By-Products Regulation and a municipal veterinarian has conducted an inspection before the approval.

An operator must notify the municipal veterinarian about changes to their operations or termination of their operations. In the event of a significant operational change, the operator must apply for an approval of the change before the changed operations begin. If the approved plant no longer meets the conditions for approval, the approval can be revoked either temporarily or permanently.

If the operator has established itself in another country in the European Economic Area and temporarily offers services in Finland, the same approvals are required as from operators established in Finland.


In Lappeenranta, Lemi, Luumäki, Savitaipale, and Taipalsaari, apply for approval from the veterinarian of the department of environmental services of Lappeenranta region. Submit the application using the Finnish Food Authority's form K (application under the by-product decree to the municipal veterinarian for the registration and approval of the plant). Send the application by email to ymparistotoimi.kirjaamo[@]lappeenranta.fi.

Apply for approval by submitting the application form you have filled out to the municipal veterinarian. Before the approval is granted, the municipal veterinarian conducts an inspection to ensure that your plant and its operations meet the requirements for approval.

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A fee is charged for the service.

The fee is based on the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Decree on the chargeable services provided by municipal veterinarians.


An approval must be applied for before the launch of operations.

Period of validity

The approval is valid until further notice.