ROMANIAN MEAT INDUSTRY
The meat processing industry has encountered in the last few years a fast national development. We own a very modern meat processing industry, based on high standard equipments, capable to satisfy the most exigent tastes, in which exists a permanent concern for quality and food safety.
In this regard, in the last few years have been made investments over 500 million euro and were implemented quality systems recognized worlwide, which involve complex procedures of management, quality control and food safety.
Meat processing industry in Romania is the living expression of a way of life and of long traditions.
Sortimental range includs products obtained from pork, beef, poultry, sheep, venison etc. which respect the romanian people tastes and helps keeping traditions.
Processors propose to consumers quality products starting with traditional mici and going so far to meat specialities and raw-dried products.
We often talk about an integrated system starting from farm, slaughterhouse, processing unit and own stores, which leads to the economic development of the area where these activities take place.
Almost 1.6 million romanians depend on the incomes coming from agriculture and food industry, the contribution to the GDP being of nearly 4%.
The meat processing industry is globaly a mature sector, sustainable, which knows how to face the increasing requirements regarding food safety and consumers demands for higher quality products.
At a worldwide level, the meat processing industry is significantly affected by a series of external factors, among which we find economy trends, climatic changes, demographic, emerging markets, new trade partnerships, and population growth forecasts.
The supply chain is now more globalized, more complex. As a result of the massive imports and exports all over the world, the processed products depend on the supply chains which represents a great challenge in insuring food safety.
According to the information provided by the European Food and Drink Industry, there are three important regions of food production in the world and these are: European Union that holds 44% of the fiscal value, USA – 20% of fiscal value and China – 19% of fiscal value.
Although at the moment the European turnover value is double than the one of the USA and China, significant changes are being forcasted for the following decades.