Metro Cash & Carries are part of the Oiva food safety control, and the latest Oiva report is posted on Cash & Carry's entrance for customers to read.
Oiva is a publication system for food safety control results, coordinated by Evira. Municipal food inspectors assess the food hygiene and product safety for retail and service establishments and for other food premises and storehouses. The food safety control results for the wholesaling sector will be public from 2016 onwards.
There are four different Oiva smiley faces: excellent, good, to be corrected, and poor. The overall grade is based on the lowest grade given to the different sections. If grades from all other sections are excellent, but one grade is poor, the overall grade will be poor. To get an overall picture of the company's food safety, check all the grades and written remarks.
Oiva's aim is to make the results available for everyone, to unify control, and to increase the transparency of the activities of food business operators and authorities.
Find out more about the Oiva food safety control here