Quality Fresh Food
Straight From Morocco

Quality

Morocco is endowed with unique geographical and climate conditions, making it a bountiful agri-food and fisheries hub. Whatever the season or the region, Moroccans are invariably guaranteed access to fresh and healthy products.

Our mission to provide healthy, balanced, and delicious food echoes beyond our borders, landing Morocco internationally recognised AOC certifications (i.e. designations of origin known in French as “appellations d’origine contrôllées”). In a day and age when consumers are increasingly conscious about what they eat, the “Produced in Morocco” brand comes as a game-changing alternative that is in full compliance with EU standards:

Taste, energy value, flavour, and traceability

With its notable cultural diversity, passed down from one generation to another, coupled with the rich biodiversity of its ecosystems, Morocco has evolved into a veritable showcase of local products, many of which are endemic.

Cognizant of this potential, Morocco endeavours to enhance this diversity and to promote the quality of its products and local know-how by creating labels.

These labels constitute a legal framework that enables the preservation of the Kingdom’s gastronomic, artisanal, and cultural heritage, while giving our products exposure opportunities on the international markets, with assured protections against any form of usurpation at the national or international levels.

For this purpose, we distinguish between 3 labels of origin and quality.

This label recognises a set of specific qualities and characteristics that distinguish one product from other products of the same type and give it a higher value, mainly owing to its production and manufacturing conditions and, where applicable, to its geographical origin.

This name is used to designate a product as originating in a given land, region, or locality when the said product possesses a specific quality, reputation, or characteristic; when that quality, reputation, or characteristic can essentially be attributed to a specific geographical origin; and when the production, processing, and preparation take place exclusively in that geographical area.

AOC refers to a specific region, place, or country from which the product originates. Products from this geographical area have a quality, reputation, or other characteristics that are owed exclusively or essentially to the said geographical area. These features may include human or natural factors (endemic species), production and/or processing know-how, in addition to being based in that geographical area.

Quality under control

Technical inspection: Conducted per international standards to ensure that the existing infrastructures and their operators comply with international norms and good practice, this inspection is carried out through two activities intended to guarantee that the target countries’ requirements are met.

Physical and organoleptic control of products

Checks the conformity of products to commercial standards. This includes product quality, presentation, packaging, wrapping, labelling, and sizing.

Analytical
control

  • • Physico-chemical analyses:
    pesticide residues, chemical contaminants, fats, nutritional values
  • • Microbiological analyses:
    microbiological research, hygiene of processing plants and units, water analysis, micro toxins, biological stability, etc.
  • • Packaging control analysis:
    Physical testing (compression, traction, crimping), plus food-contact tests (Bisphenol A)
  • • Sensory analysis for certain products such as olive oil and table olives.”

The role of
MoroccoFoodex is to
ensure that the quality
of exported products
is respected through

An olive-oil
tasting panel recognised
by the IOC
(International Olive Council)

Qualified
and experienced
human capital

Efficient
and tailored
scientific equipment

Five
COFRAC-accredited laboratories

THE AGRICULTURAL IN MOROCCO REPRESENTS

Human Resources

Morocco boasts a competent human capital – a young population, with sector-specific training. Moroccans are known for their cultural sensibility, mastery of new technologies, and excellent entrepreneurial spirit. As a cherry on the icing, the cost of Moroccan labour is highly competitive.

Infrastructures up to International Standards

The country has significant infrastructures: large ports, including Tanger-Med, an expansive national motorway network, good coverage by international airports, a multitude of developed economic activity zones, a reliable telecommunications grid, and so forth.

Facilitated Investments

Morocco has rolled out a series of measures to bolster competition and encourage investment: simplification of procedures for companies, strengthening of business law, development of the financial market, creation of regulatory and control bodies, and boosting of the competitiveness of national economic operators.

An Economically and Politically Stable Country

For several years, Morocco has favoured macroeconomic policies that promote steady growth, inflation control, and public debt management…

fish exporter morocco

Morocco Foodex is open for international cooperation, for further strengthening its partnership and mutual recognitions with the UK, following the Brexit.

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Continuous quality controls
by an internationally recognised
organisation : MOROCCO FOODEX

2019

MOROCCO FOODEX laboratories (EACCE) were the first at the national level to be accredited by COFRAC in line with the ISO 17025 standard V- 2017.

2018

Approval of Casablanca laboratory by the International Olive Oil Council (IOOC) for olive oil’s physico-chemical analysis.

2018

Renewal of the certification ISO 9001 version 2015. • 2011: Recognition by the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO), that official control of pesticide residues complies with the legal limits set by the European Union.

International-level
partnerships
to exchange expertise
and know-how

Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE) in Germany

Kwaliteits Control Bureau (KCB) in Holland

Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Programme (TAEIX) of the European Union

International Olive Oil Council (IOOC)

Codex Alimentarius

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

France Agrimer