Release the European Taste is an information and promotion campaign for European processed fruits and vegetables. The campaign has a three year duration and is initiated by The Union of the processors of fruits and vegetables (UPFV) the programme is cofounded by the European Union and the Republic of Bulgaria.
Selection of these high quality European products is based on existing popularity of these products in United Arab Emirates. The products being promoted in the campaign are listed in four main categories:
- Tomato-based products (Lyutenitsa, Marinated tomatoes and Peeled tomatoes with tomato sauce)
- Roasted and fried vegetables (Imambayalda, Ratatouille, Grilled vegetables and Roasted peeled peppers)
- Jams and Marmalades (Rose Jam, Apricot Jam, Rosehip Marmalade and Peach Marmalade)
- Fruits in syrups (Peaches, Apricots andSour Cherries)
A mission to the manufacturing places of Bulgaria from a group of high level opinion makers and distributors from Dubai gave evidence to the high quality manufacturing health and safety standards practiced by the producers. All opinion makers on the mission evidenced the modern facilities and the wide variety of products available for consumers to HoRECA professionals.
All delegates visiting the facilities were able to marvel at the producers growing from seedlings all the ingredients that are handpicked, washed, cut fresh / cooked as required and then sterilised and steamed in various sized cans or glass jars. Truly fresh closed system and best practise products. Mission delegates benefited from being able to speak one on one with producers about their product requirements. A rewarding experience with Class A products.
MAJOR COMPANIES VISITED DURING THE MISSION
Cima 99 Ltd
Cima 99 Ltd was founded by Mr. Tsvetan Zhekov. Now Cima 99 Ltd is among the leading producers of jam in Bulgaria and it owns a factory located in the most fertile region in Bulgaria – The Thracian plains. The company has 45 employees working full time all year round. Production capacity of the factory amounts to 15 tons/daily. Modern equipment and highly qualified specialists guarantee the high quality of the products which are appreciated by the customers and comply with the requirements of present European standards. Utmost attention is paid to all production stages from the field to the shelves in shops.
Konex-Tiva was established in 1995, The company offers a complete variety of preserved vegetables, salads, sauces & ready-to-eat dishes which will meet high expectations in quality, taste & safety. Biggest part of the production is exported to USA, Canada & major EU countries (Germany, Sweden, France, Poland, Slovenia, Greece, Romania, Cyprus, United Kingdom) Russia, Israel, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. We focus on creating long-term relationships all around the world.
The company does no exceptions with the quality and in the manufacture of its products and we use only fruits and vegetables from proven background from ecologically clean environment. The factory is built in the Thracian village of Pravoslaven, which is 10 km. away from the town of Parvomay. Company “Konservinvest” Ltd. has modern production facilities in the village of Pravoslaven. The production line has a capacity of 5,000 pots per hour.
Deroni history goes back to 1991 and today 25 years later, the company is proud of its closed production cycle for vegetable foods, as well as production of various food products in Bulgaria. The company actively exports in more than 12 countries worldwide.
Deroni owes three production enterprises in Stara Zagora and Haskovo cities and a Plant for growing seedlings. Variety of vegetables needed for the production are grown in the biggest vegetable gardens in Bulgaria “Deroni Gardens” situated on 2850 dka drip irrigated land in the Upper Thracian Valley – in the land of village Bogomilovo. Each year in Deroni Gardens are grown above 8 millions of vegetable plants: peppers, tomatoes, aubergines, gherkins and other vegetable plants.
Completely closed production process starting from the little seeds, allows growing healthy and tasty vegetables, of which are produced a wide range of delicious and nutritious vegetable food products. Deroni produces more than 400 articles: lutenitsa – coarsely ground, finely ground, homemade, piperitsa, ketchup, a wide range of tomato and mayonnaise based sauces, soya sauces, pasta products, vegetable cans, ready to serve vegetable meals.
The factories of Deroni have three chemical and a microbiological laboratory, equipped with all necessary equipment. Deroni Company has implemented an integrated management system and quality control and food safety.
Fructo Sliven has with over 60 years of experience in the production of high quality preserved fruit and vegetables. The factory is located in the town of Sliven and occupies an area of 70 thousand sq. m. (enclosed area of 20 thousand sq. m.). The main raw materials – peaches and cherries, are grown in their own fruit gardens, located in the vicinity of the factory.
JAM & JAM Ltd
JAM & JAM Ltd. – Bulgaria is a family company established in the spring of 1995 in Plovdiv Producing and selling fruit sugar preserves – Jellies, Jams, Jams with milled fruits, Jam for Diabetics, Fruit floods – Toppings, Jams from selected fruits and Jellied fruits which can be used and put like ready-to cook foods in the confectionery industry are the basic activities of the company. The company also produces Pine-Cone Elixir with extract from Pine-Cones, Herb Elixir with extract from seven herbs and Rose Elixir with extract from Rosa Damascena.