Sustainable Food Systems
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FoodDrinkEurope is the organisation of Europe’s food and drink industry. Our supply and manufacturing chains are largely integrated across the EU, whether for small or large businesses, and so is the intra-EU trade. The free circulation of goods guaranteed by the Single Market is essential to a competitive food industry, to uphold its 4.2 million jobs and its growth ambition.
For a Single Market with a purpose
The EU food and drink industry, the largest manufacturing sector in terms of turnover, value added and employment, is a strong advocate for a real Single Market. To that end, FoodDrinkEurope calls for:
- High-level political commitment towards the Single Market, leading to a long-term vision
- Prioritisation of Single Market issues at EU level focusing on a strong, competitive and sustainable supply chain
- High-level coordination to ensure a relevant regulatory framework to support European industry
- Improved functioning of mutual recognition in the non-harmonised areas
Read our Manifesto and find out more.
Industry working with farmers
The food and drink industry builds long-term partnerships with Europe’s farmers to secure a local agricultural supply, creates value and develops market opportunities for agricultural products and connects farmers and consumers in the food chain.
Find out more in our latest report.
FoodDrinkEurope aims to play an active role in the Brexit process. Our goal is to ensure the least disruptive outcome for the food and drink sector at large.
Click here to read FoodDrinkEurope's recommendations on the Brexit negotiations.
"Small Scale, Big Impact": Europe"s food and drink SMEs
Out of 289,000 food and drink companies in Europe, 9 in 10 are SMEs. They are present in every region and stand for both tradition and innovation in our industry. They are also at the heart of the Single Market. They may be small in scale, but they are big in impact. They may be small in scale, but they are big in impact.
They may be small in scale, but they are big in impact.