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Atria Aims to Improve Animal Welfare, Product Safety

11 July 2012

FINLAND - The elimination of monosodium glutamate and artificial additives, the reduction of fat and salt, and GMO-free raw materials are some of the development projects that Finnish meat processor Atria is using to improve the nutritional composition of its products.

The company is also investing in the well-being of animals.

Atria is developing a process for painlessly castrating piglets and has begun a project to promote cattle healthcare.

The company said that it ensures the safety and microbiological quality of its products in compliance with the ISO 22 000:2005 food safety management and quality standard.

Atria Finland’s production plants in Nurmo and Kuopio, as well as all those of Atria Baltic, are covered by the certification.

As Finland’s largest meat processor, Atria said it is also taking steps to reduce its environmental impact. The company is improving energy efficiency, reducing wastage in the food chain and developing recyclable food packaging.

“Although we have already agonised over our profitability for quite some time, we have not let it slow our progress with projects to expand our responsible operations. In this respect, we have moved forward in leaps and bounds,” Atria Plc’s CEO Juha Gröhn said.

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