Contact Information:​

 Mr Marco Dimech
Agriculture Directorate
Block B, Government Farm
Ghammieri
Marsa

 Telephone
2292 4234

 Email

Products of Quality National Scheme

Quality Regime for Agricultural Products in Malta

Currently in Malta, there are few registered quality-labelled products; however there is a widespread opinion that the Maltese Islands have vast potential to tap the markets presented by quality labelled products. It is essential for the Agricultural and Food processing sectors to reconnect with Maltese consumers to meet the unsatisfied demand for fresh and quality assured products, in order to service demand including the tourism sector.


In February 2014, an agreement has been signed between the Agricultural Directorate, within the Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, to provide Technical Assistance for the Setting Up of a Quality Regime for Agricultural Products in Malta.

This agreement will lead to the establishment of a Quality Regime that will allow for the development of a Quality Mark for Agricultural Products in Malta.
 
The Quality Regime consists of the following elements:
 
-    binding product specifications for each product which identify the production method and the elements that characterise the “superior quality” of the product or of the farming/production method;
-    an origin label;
-    a control system of the product/method specification;
-   a compulsory traceability system of the chain which guarantee the transparency of the scheme and assures complete traceability of products.