FoodDrinkEurope is the organisation of Europe’s food and drink industry.
It brings together 25 national food and drink industry associations, 27 European sector federations, ranging from soups to ice cream, including drinks, spices, cereals, dairy, fruit & vegetable preserves, confectionary, etc; and 21 major international companies.
Together, they represent the largest manufacturing sector and leading employer in the EU: 286,000 companies, 99% of which are SMEs, and 4.2 million employees. The sector plays a crucial role in the economy: Europe is the largest food exporter worldwide and second largest importer.
FoodDrinkEurope’s goal is to serve consumers’ needs with safe and diverse products; to nourish innovation to meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges; to grow sustainably to ensure continuous and adequate supply of raw material and long-term viability of the industry; to keep feeding Europe’s economy by remaining competitive worldwide.