The volume of exports is estimated at 3-5 million kilos for the first year. Products exported to South Korea will be chicken legs, wings and feet. Chicken meat is from HKScan’s Rauma unit, which has invested in growth in recent years, also with a view to exports. Our Rauma unit has received an export approval from the South Korean authorities.  

Finnish chicken meat is unique by global standards. Meat is responsibly produced and antibiotic-free. In Finland, the animal disease situation is excellent and animal welfare and environmental efficiency of production are taken into account at all stages.

“The export licence is a concrete proof of the high quality of Finnish meat. The Finnish authorities have been very supportive of the domestic food industry’s export efforts. My warmest thanks go to all those who have been involved in making this happen,” says Jari Leija, HKScan’s EVP Business Unit Finland.

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At HKScan, we make life tastier – today and tomorrow. Our strategic target is to grow into a versatile food company Our responsibly produced, delicious products are part of consumers’ varied food moments – both every day and on special occasions. We have some 7,000 HKScan professionals applying more than 100 years of experience to make locally produced food. For us at HKScan, responsibility means continuous improvements and concrete actions throughout the food chain. As part of our Zero Carbon project, we are targeting a carbon-neutral food chain from farms to consumers by the end of 2040. Our home markets cover Finland, Sweden, the Baltics and Denmark. Our strong product brands include HK®, Kariniemen®, Via®, Scan®, Pärsons®, Rakvere®, Tallegg® and Rose®. Through our strategic partnerships, we are also known for Kivikylän®, Tamminen® and Boltsi brands. HKScan is a publicly listed company, and in 2020, our net sales totalled nearly EUR 1.8 billion.