Pokka Reindeer Meat
We are a Finnish family running successful business in Lapland since 1969. Our Pokka Reindeer Meat Company is a modern eco-friendly processing facility focused in supplying an exceptional choice for premium reindeer meat. We are proud to provide a wide variety of premium products to retail grocery chains, wholesalers, and food service establishments around the world.
Why is Reindeer meat the best choice for the health-conscious consumer of natural meat?
Low Fat & Healthy: 2-4% fat/ 100 g, lower than the rest of red meat and very rich in unsaturated fatty acids.
Reindeer meat has as many as 50-60% of unsaturated oleic acids, which have been found to reduce harmful cholesterol.
High vitamins contain: B12 vitamin 1.6-3.5 micrograms /100 g. An adult requires about 6 micrograms per day. A High content of vitamin A and C. Also a high content of B1 and B2 vitamins, Selenium, Zinc and Iron.
Omega-3: For Improving the heart, the health and for maintaining good cholesterol.
Antibiotics, hormones and steroids free
Very Tasty, mild, lean, moist and flavoursome: The taste is coming from reindeer diet. Reindeer eat more than 300 different plants and lichens from the arctic forest. This diet is antioxidant-rich and also minerals-rich.
Plenty of Protein
20-24 g / 100 g
An average sedentary man needs 56 g of protein per day and an average sedentary women needs about 46 g per day, according to DRI (Dietary Reference Intake).
Reindeer metabolism is adapted to make the most of unproductive ecosystems and it is capable of thriving with natural pastures, eliminating dependence on grain profiteering.
Pokka Reindeer Meat delivers natural and healthy food to the most demanding appetites. Reindeer Meat is low fat, Antibiotic-Free, unique tasting and nutritious food from nature. The taste is due to the reindeer diet as they consume more than 300 plants from the forest.
Reindeer is raised in the Arctic Forest, the cleanest place on earth with the cleanest water and air. Livelihood of Sami people and many families in the Arctic regions. Traditional reindeer husbandry of the arctic people is closely connected to the ecology, economy, and culture in the Arctic regions. Reindeer are the only semi-domesticated animal living in the wilderness but owned by people, mostly indigenous, the Sami people. Since 2-3 thousands years ago the lifestyle of reindeer herders has been passed down
from generation to generation.
Reindeer live in the desert of the arctic regions, a vast territory where it is impossible to farm. Reindeer herding is a form of land-use and a source-food that would otherwise be useless or inefficient to produce.
Reindeer metabolism is adapted to take full advantage of unproductive ecosystems for food, eliminating dependence on supplementary feeding.
In order to keep the equilibrium and diversity of the ecosystem and to avoid devastating environmental impact arctic forests are classified by areas and in each area, only a certain amount is allowed to live.
Every year Nordic countries’ governments authorize reindeer surplus consumption to keep the equilibrium of the ecosystem environmental diversity and to avoid devastating impact.
Pokka Reindeer Meat facilities are located in the Finnish Arctic and have been built taking advantage of technology to reduce energy use, to save time and to eliminate livestock waste through the utilisation of almost 100% of the reindeer.
Reindeer live in the wilderness of Artic regions and are owned by herders, most of them Sami indigenous. Arctic forests are a vast large territory where reindeer herding is a land-use form.
It is almost impossible to grow crops, therefore, reindeer is a source of food for the land that would otherwise be useless or inefficient to produce.
We have adopted robust traceability practices giving us the capability to rapidly identify and track every step from receipt through processing, packaging, and shipping, to the exact customer location. Our product labels make clear the way the meat is produced and the recorded information on the labels can be read so that all production and supply steps are traceable.
Cutting Edge Technology
We release the product with the latest and best technology for meat processing. Our INNOVA software allows us to have traceability and visibility in the global food supply chain, isolates any quality issues, identify and quarantine all suspect material, in real-time during production and in archives for future reference, making traceability information available quickly and easily.
Highest Hygiene Controls
We apply hygiene measures to every step in the meat process with greater emphasis on prevention and control of contamination during all aspects of the production of meat and its further processing and consuming. We apply principles of food safety risk management by implementing meat hygiene programmes. carried out by personnel with the appropriate training, knowledge, skills and ability as and where defined by the competent authority.
Reindeer meat from Lapland has Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) -status
The European Union has granted a protected designation of origin (PDO) to reindeer meat from Lapland (Lapin Poron liha), dried reindeer meat from Lapland (Lapin Poron kuivaliha) and cold-smoked reindeer meat from Lapland (Lapin Poron kylmäsavuliha).
Protected Designation of Origin – PDO covers agricultural products and foodstuffs which are produced, processed and prepared in a given geographical area using recognised knowledge.
The Food Act lays down the general requirements for food establishments. Further provisions on the structural and operational requirements of food establishments are laid down in Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the hygiene of foodstuffs. Requirements for food premises handling food of animal origin before retail, so-called approved establishments, are laid down in Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific hygiene rules for food of animal origin and in Decree of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on food hygiene in establishments (795/2014). The approval of food premises is subject to the precondition that the food premises comply with the requirements laid down in food regulations.
Pokka Reindeer Meat In Numbers
Born to be successful, our storage and processing capacity is something we are proud of
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