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Resources for Producers

Do you have an idea for creating a food product using local ingredients? From concept to commercialization – sourcing ingredients, production, licenses, routes to market…

Ibiza Produce would like to encourage and assist food entrepreneurs, particularly those with organic products, in bringing their ideas to life. Of course, the first step in the process is Research.

The Market Environment

We encourage you to visit the food markets, check out shops stocking local food products and have a look through our website for a list of farms and producers, products and markets. While there is an extensive range of local products available in Ibiza, there is still unmet demand for products like local preserves, pickles, relishes, olives in glass jars, almond butter. Moreover, the hospitality industry generates high demand for prepared items such as sliced Ibiza lemons for cocktails which are currently not available in Ibiza.

The Raw Materials

Feel free to contact us as we will gladly put you in touch with farmers and cooperatives from whom you can source your ingredients. If you decide to follow the organic route, you may want to sign up to the Balearic Organic Producers organization (CBPAE – Consell Balear de la Producció Agrària Ecològica) www.cbpae.org.

The Manufacturing / Packaging Process

Next is the technical part of the venture. If you are looking for a production kitchen or a packaging plant, we might be able to point you in the right direction. Labelling is another key factor that will need careful consideration from both a material and content perspective.

The Legal Stuff

It is important that you understand and practice good food handling and hygiene practice. You can access further information on the following websites:

https://ec.europa.eu/food/safety/biosafety/food_hygiene/guidance_en

http://www.caib.es/sites/seguretatalimentaria/es/guias_de_practicas_correctas_de_higiene-61609/

Moreover, the ͚Sanidad͛ health inspector will want to meet you, visit your production plant and sample your product for lab testing, before approval for commercialization is obtained. To be registered in the Sanidad Register, contact:

Sanidad

Tel: +34 971 30 67 00

Routes to Market

The demand for high quality, beautifully packaged, local products processed on the island is substantial. With the right product, and a strategic marketing plan, you will be able to successfully penetrate the market. We are currently working with Farmers&Co whose aim is to help local producers access more markets both domestically and overseas. Contact us for more info.