Finnish foodstuff is produced with proficiency and high-quality technology. Selections include highly valued brands, seasonal treats and trendy new flavours for both everyday and celebratory occasions. Food and drink industry is Finland’s biggest manufacturer of consumer goods and fourth biggest industry. It employs 38,000 people in 1,700 businesses.
Apetit Vegepops Carrot&Mango has been chosen as the Finnish Food of the Year 2018. The jury of the competition described Vegepops as a totally new Finnish product innovation which combines skills and cooperation of vegetable manufacturer and ice cream factory. Finnish Food and Drink Industries' Federation organises the competition annually, rewarding the most brilliant novelty products of the Finnish food industry.
The strategy is crystallised to the following vision: "Innovative and responsible Nordic food production enables a competitive food industry and consumer well-being, both in Finland and globally". Read the strategy (Pdf)
The entire food chain employs approximately 340,000 people, i.e. a significant proportion (13 per cent) of the Finnish workforce. Purchasing decisions have a great impact on employment in Finland. If every Finn uses one additional euro each month on food products manufactured in Finland, about 1,500 new jobs will be created for one year in the country.
Finnish Food and Drink Industries' Federation has approximately 260 member companies and cooperation agreement with the Finnish Bakery Federation and the Finnish Meat trade Association. The activities of companies within the spheres of the ETL cover the majority of food and drink industry production in Finland.
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