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Developing arctic food culture

Ruokatieto Yhdistys ry is an association that promotes Finnish food culture by communicating about food and the food production chain, and by distributing information on the Hyvää Suomesta – Produce of Finland label, that is used as the certificate for Finnish food products.

Ruokavisa, Ruokatieto, Ravitsemus, suositeltavat ruoka-aineet, kuva Jussi Ulkuniemi

Our goal is to raise the appreciation and sales of Finnish food, spread food related information and expertise and strengthen the competitive advantage of the Finnish food production chain. The values that guide our operations are Finnishness, reliability and partnership.

Raise appreciation and sales of Finnish food.

The association has around 300 members embracing all the companies that use the Produce of Finland label along with other organisations representing the Finnish food sector. Founded in 1958, the association is based in Tukkutori in Helsinki and has formerly been known as Maatalousalan tiedotuskeskus MAT ry and Finfood – Suomen Ruokatieto ry.


Contact details:
Ruokatieto Yhdistys ry (English: Finfood - Finnish Food Information)
Vanha Talvitie 2 A 16
00580 HELSINKI, Finland
Telephone: +358 40 710 4170

Executive Director:
Anni-Mari Syväniemi
Mobile: +358 50 511 8909


Our major channel for food information is It reveals the journey taken by food from field to table, introduces the richness of Finnish food culture, and offers food education materials to educators on all levels.

The food education section includes popular study materials used in schools by teachers and pupils, as well as by consumers with an interest in food. Study materials are available for all levels of education ranging from preschool to university. A package tackling issues such as responsibility and ethical production was released in 2012 and is used by hundreds of schools each year. Ruokavisa in a nutshell.

The Ruokatieto electronic cookbook celebrates Finnish cuisine, offering some 2 000 tried and tested recipes for everyday use and special occasions.




The Hyvää Suomesta – Produce of Finland label is a designation of origin for Finnish packaged foods. The label is voluntary and may be used by Finnish food industry companies that manufacture their products in Finland using Finnish ingredients.

Companies that use the label must be members of the Ruokatieto Yhdistys ry association. Further information can be found at  (in brief in Swedish, English and Russian).

arctic food from finland export project

Finland is the northernmost developed agricultural country in the world. The natural resources and climate make food produced in Finland unique.

Our advantages are clean air, water and soil and a high level of education and technological knowhow. These attributes are the corner stones of Finland's arctic performance, which garantees high quality food that is produced ecologically and socially responsibly.  

Read more: Arctic Food from Finland