With a total of 17,000 employees and an annual turnover of around 4.3 billion euros, the food industry is one of the most important branches of industry in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It covers all areas from primary production to agriculture and fishing, the processing of agricultural products and higher levels of processing, food marketing by retailers and the restaurant trade. A large quantity of raw materials which are imported via adjacent ports are processed in addition to those produced locally.
Food industry entrepreneurs have invested in their businesses and set up modern plants which have established themselves successfully in the German market. Globally active companies such as Nestlé, Unilever, Dr. Oetker and Cargill produce quality products “Made in M-V” with the most modern technology.