Country of manufacture and origin

The reporting of country of origin has changed in Synkka Data Pool. This guideline is valid from 13 May 2016. More information on labelling the origin of food is on Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira’s website.

Contents

Country of Origin F7064
Place of provenance F7331
Product Activity Type Code F7344 and Country of Activity Code F7345
Ingredient Product Activity Type Code F7350 and Ingredient Country of Activity F7351
Domestic content
Examples of product information

Country of Origin F7064

  • The country of origin is a mandatory information for all base units.
  • At least the country indicated on the packaging must be entered in the Data Pool.
  • You may enter several countries, where necessary.
  • Use the three-digit country codes according to the ISO 3166 standard.
  • The EU is not accepted as a country of manufacture.

Place of provenance F7331

  • Place of Provenance Statement (F7331) is a free-text field for 500 characters.
  • It is used for providing mode detailed information on the origin.
  • The place of provenance must be stated in the Data Pool if it is printed on the product and refers to a place other than the country of origin.
  • Enter the information as it is printed on the packaging.
    • For example, From the Napa Valley, Made in Paris.

Product Activity Type Code F7344 and Country of Activity Code F7345

  • In accordance with the EU Food Information Regulation (1169/2011), the origin of some food products must be specified in more detail. In the Data Pool, these products must be provided with information on their Activity Type and Country of Activity.
  • The information must be entered in the Data Pool if it is printed on the packaging.
    • Otherwise, you may enter the information as additional information in the Data Pool.
  • Product Activity Type Code F7344 specifies the production phase:
    • Assembly
    • Birth
    • Bottling
    • Catch zone
    • Farming, for fruit and vegetables
    • Last processing
    • Rearing, for animals
    • Slaughter
  • Each stage of production must be given its own Country of Activity Code F7345.
  • You may enter several production stages and countries of activity, where necessary.
  • Enter the fishing zone for fish products in the Product Activity Region Zone Code Reference F7235 field. The fishing zone does not need to be specified in the Product Activity Type Code F7344 field.

Ingredient Product Activity Type Code F7350 and Ingredient Country of Activity F7351

  • Enter the ingredient product activity type code and country of activity as they are printed on the product packaging.
  • Provide this information on all raw materials that must be equipped origin information as per law. It is also possible to provide this information on other raw materials.
  • Ingredient product activity type codes are:
    • Assembly
    • Birth
    • Bottling
    • Catch zone
    • Farming, for fruit and vegetables
    • Last processing
    • Rearing, for animals
    • Slaughter
  • Specify the Ingredient Country of Activity F7351 of every ingredient you report.

Domestic content

  • The domestic content of the product can be reported in the Data Pool under Nutritional Composition F7020.
  • The domestic content value was added to the data field at a system update.
  • Enter the domestic content as a percentage.

Examples of product information

Bakery product: rye bread
The rye used for baking is from Germany and Finland. The bread is baked and packed in Finland. Information in the Data Pool:

  • Country Of Origin F7064: Finland
  • Product Activity Type Code F7344 and Country Of Activity Code F7345
    • Farming: Germany
    • Farming: Finland

Meat product: bacon
The bacon is made from Finnish pork and produced in Sweden. Information in the Data Pool:

  • Country Of Origin F7064: Sweden
  • Ingredient Product Activity Type Code F7350 and Ingredient Country of Activity F7351
    • Birth: Finland
    • Rearing: Finland
    • Slaughter: Finland

Meat product: Mutton
The animal is born and reared in the UK, slaughtered in the Netherlands, and the meat is cut, seasoned and packed in Finland. Information in the Data Pool:

  • Country Of Origin F7064: Finland
  • Product Activity Type Code F7344 and Country of Activity Code F7345
    • Birth: UK
    • Rearing: UK
    • Slaughter: The Netherlands

Processed food: Wild boar and macaroni casserole
The wild boar meat used in the casserole comes from Estonia. The product is cooked in Finland. Information in the Data Pool:

  • Country of Origin F7064: Finland
  • Ingredient Product Activity Type Code F7350 and Ingredient Country of Activity F7351
    • Rearing: Estonia
    • Slaughter: Estonia
  • Enter the ingredient product activity type code and country of activity as they are printed on the product packaging and as required by law. The origin of other ingredients may be reported, but it is not mandatory.

Alcohol: Whisky
The barley used for producing the whisky comes from Finland. The malting, distillation and other production phases take place in the UK. The whisky is bottled in France. Information in the Data Pool:

  • Country Of Origin F7064: UK
  • Product Activity Type Code F7344 and Country Of Activity Code F7345
    • Farming: Finland
    • Bottling: France

Mix: Mixed frozen berries
The mix of frozen berries contains Finnish blueberries and Estonian raspberries. The berries are mixed and packed in Finland. Information in the Data Pool:

  • Country Of Origin F7064: Finland
  • Product Activity Type Code F7344 and Country Of Activity Code F7345
    • Farming: Finland
    • Farming: Estonia

Dairy: Cheese
The cheese is made in Estonia. The cheese is seasoned (an activity that changes the characteristics of the product), cut and packed in Finland. Information in the Data Pool:

  • Country Of Origin F7064: Estonia
  • Product Activity Type Code F7344 and Country Of Activity Code F7345
    • Last processing: Finland

Technochemical product: Washing powder
There are three factories making the same detergent; in Poland, Spain and Estonia. The country of manufacture is printed on each packaging. Information in the Data Pool:

  • Country Of Origin F7064: Poland
  • Country Of Origin F7064: Spain
  • Country Of Origin F7064: Estonia

Revision history

Date Revision made
20.12.2016 Document ready