The Mediterranean is our identity. Our brand, products and gastronomic culture, based on one of the healthiest patterns in the world: the Mediterranean diet. And from here we’ve been leaders in reaching strategic markets, such as China or the US, and more than 60 countries on the five continents.
Half a century moving forward with you, with quality and warmth, in order to offer you the food solutions you need.
The Mediterranean diet means a healthy balance between quality products such as olive oil, vegetables... and of course meat and cured meat, that irreplaceable source of energy which we bring to you.
Costa Brava Mediterranean Foods has a long history of innovation, responsiveness and versatility. A background with which we share the values of an increasingly informed consumer, more aware of health.
A team of professionals, equipped with advanced research technology and microbiology laboratories, lead the research for new developments in products, packaging and processes. They follow market trends and guarantee food safety, quality and homogeneity in our products.
And in this endeavor we have qualified partners, research clusters, such as INNOVACC, and technological institutes such as IRTA.
Our Frigoríficos Costa Brava plant is participating in the project to optimise and automate the process of cutting meat or meat derivatives, semi-frozen and frozen, by means of a new design of automatic band saw or with the implementation of a micro-cutting disc, in order to avoid work accidents for the safety of the operator, and thus increase the quality of the product, and to improve the productivity and hygiene of the process. For more information click here.
Participating in the OPTINVAS project, we created a pilot team for AI inspection that verifies the quality of packaging. Embutidos Caseros Collell S.L. (for Costa Brava Mediterranean Foods), Esteban Espuña SA, IA Sapiens Innovation SL, INNDEO, NAGRIFOOD and INNOVACC also participate. For more information about the project click here.
One of the most recent projects is the one carried out by Coopecarn Girona, SA, with funding from the Generalitat de Catalunya and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EU) to promote a process for obtaining LegHemoglobin and its industrial viability for preparing vegetable based products. Project financed through Operation 16.01.01 (cooperation for innovation) of the PDR of Catalonia 2014-2020. For more information click here.
Another project in which Coopecarn Girona S.A. takes part is an Innovative system to objectively classify meat products or preparations, financed through Operation 01/16/01 of cooperation for innovation of the PDR of Catalonia 2014-2020. For more information click here.
Thanks to this innovative spirit, we’ve become champions of new products, some examples of which are:
The Traditional Speciality Guaranteed seal, like the Consorcio Serrano, ensures that a product possesses some specific differentiating characteristics, such as the case of our Serrano hams, produced according to traditional methods, with curing no less than 210 days and following the stages of salting, washing-brushing, resting or post-salting, drying-maturing and ageing or refining. Our products seek to be as natural as possible with Clean Label. The DLG, ITQI and SABOR DEL AÑO (Taste of the Year) are some of the quality seals which have set apart our cured charcuterie, fresh meat and burgers in recent years.
We adhere to the EU project "Med Diet Declaration", with the aim of promoting and preserving the values of the Mediterranean diet. Our identity is our commitment.
The Traditional Speciality Guaranteed seal ensures a product has specific differentiating characteristics from other food in the same category. The seal guarantees that a product is produced from traditional raw materials or those that have a traditional or artisan composition, production method or processing. In the case of our Serrano hams, produced according to traditional methods, the process cannot be less than 210 days and includes the stages of salting, washing-brushing, resting or post-salting, drying-maturing and ageing or refining.
The Spanish Serrano Ham Consortium (CJSE), international promotion and quality control body, endorses and guarantees that our exported Serrano ham is a high-quality product. Only those Serrano hams which fulfil the strict quality and product regulations of CJSE are analysed and certified. All Serrano hams which pass this selection process are identified with the “ConsorcioSerrano” seal.
Our Clean Label seal is an indicator of commitment to satisfy the trends of the end consumer regarding additive-free products and safe packaging. We place value on the production of “clean” products, produced in a traditional way, without artificial additives, in order to offer completely natural and healthy food.
The Gold DLG is one of three awarded by the DLG Academy (German Agricultural Society in English). Products are awarded according to three categories: DLG in gold, silver and bronze. Products which undergo DLG tests should pass a sensory analysis, laboratory studies and a preparation, packaging and labelling test. This test methodology is officially certified in accordance with ISO and DIN and used in many areas of food quality monitoring.
The Superior Taste Award is awarded annually and recognises excellent taste and quality food and drink. This award is given by the International Taste & Quality Institute (iTQi). Having this award is an indicator of high quality and a taste guarantee for consumers.
This quality seal is based on the rating of real consumers and experts who analyse the products’ taste qualities. In 2019, four of our burgers were awarded the Flavour of the Year seal: the big mixed burger, the mini paprika flavour one, the onion one and the ham and caramelised onion burger.
Our Zero Waste seal recognises us as an organisation which is concerned about correct recycling and management of our organic and inorganic waste, avoiding them ending up in landfill and contributing to a sustainable circular economy. More than 60% of our waste is evaluated and 90% ends up being turned into recycled material. We know fully the traceability of our waste thanks to strict inventories which we perform at all our facilities.
This is how we relate to the world, taking the Mediterranean to more than 60 countries on the five continents with more than 5,800 containers/year.
We started exportation in the 1970s and, putting quality first, we’ve become leaders in the main strategic markets of the world, such as China, where we entered in 2008 and are present in the main supermarkets. Not to mention the United States, a country where we were the first Spanish company to export white-skinned pork (2013). In both countries we have a large share of Spanish exports, just like in Japan and several Asian countries.
Costa Brava Mediterranean Foods is also currently present in the whole of Europe, the main LATAM countries, Africa and New Zealand. Providing more value to our customers and consumers.