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“Europe’s food and drink industry is committed to being part of the solution, as the numerous actions we have undertaken demonstrate.”

Food and drink is the largest industrial sector in Europe. Earlier this year, the Confederation of Food and Drink Industries of the European Union (CIAA) published the following key figures about the scale of the industry:

3.8m EU citizens work in food and drink

Generated sales are worth close to a Trillion euros

Food industry uses 70% of EU agricultural raw materials

Sector comprises 99% SME, defined as fewer than 250 staff

CIAA president, Jean Martin, voiced the industry’s response to the current public health scandal of the epidemic rise in cardiovascular diseases, chronic obesity and diabetes across Europe today:

“Europe’s food and drink industry is committed to being part of the solution, as the numerous actions we have undertaken demonstrate.”