Safe and pure food

Good food is made from carefully selected raw materials that are pure and responsibly produced with extremely high standards of care and hygiene.

Product safety and quality are vital to us. Food safety is based on the professional competence and responsibility of the people who work in the food supply chain, the reliability of the food supply chain’s operations as well as risk prevention and risk management.

For example, the transparency and openness of the food supply chain regarding the origin of raw materials and the stages of production is important for product safety. 

Our food production facilities in Säkylä, Kirkkonummi, Helsinki and Pudasjärvi have implemented food safety systems in accordance with the ISO/FSSC 22 000 standard. Diligent self-monitoring is also essential to our day-to-day operations.

Product development

All Apetit products are based on its R&D strategy to develop healthy and easy-to-use products that help people to increase their use of vegetables. Apetit develops its products in line with general nutritional recommendations, and the company monitors and makes use of reliable studies and nutritional information published by research institutes in its field. Apetit has made a nutrition commitment in seven content areas determined by the Finnish Food Safety Authority. The purpose of the commitment is to improve the nutritional quality of Finnish diets and support sustainable food choices.

In developing vegetable-rich and vegan products, we pay particular attention to their protein and energy content. The diverse consumption of vegetables, vegetable oils and full grains is an essential part of a healthy diet.

We do not use genetically modified raw ingredients in our food products. Our frozen vegetable products contain no additives, and the use of additives in other products is carefully considered and restricted to what is necessary.

Packaging 

Reliable information provided on product packaging and other product communications help consumers make buying decisions, adhere to their chosen way of eating and avoid allergens. 

The packaging also serves the purpose of protecting the food product, increasing its preservability at retail locations and homes, and reducing food waste. We only use the necessary amount of packaging materials, and avoid excessive packaging.

Quality and product safety are key

Product quality and safety are of primary importance to Apetit and require expertise and responsibility from the people working in the food chain, in addition to reliable production and the prevention and management of risks. Harvesting begins when the vegetables are at their best and is scheduled to ensure freshness in production.

The production chain for Finnish frozen products, fresh products and vegetable oils is monitored closely from beginning to end, all the way from the field to the table. This ensures that the qualities of the raw materials and products, such as the temperature, meet the process requirements and that the end products meet strict quality requirements. Apetit’s frozen vegetables and fresh products are not chemically treated. Frozen vegetables are chopped, washed, blanched and frozen. Fresh products are also washed before they are packed. The quality of the production process is monitored actively in every stage to prevent defective products from being supplied to customers.

Apetit’s food production plants in Säkylä, Kantvik, Kivikko and Pudasjärvi have food safety systems certified in accordance with the FSSC 22 000 standard. In addition, Kantvik has a system certified to the ISO 22 000 standard for feeding stuffs.