About us

The company

Founded by Charles Attard and family-owned since the 1970’s, the second generation of JOSEFA family is continuing the commitment to bring our customers the highest quality foods available.

Since its inception, JOSEFA has developed into Malta’s recognized name for pasta patés and dips, boasting a portfolio of local and internationally-renowned clients.

JOSEFA has been providing an exceptional selection of gourmet pasta sauces, patés, pastes and dips using only mixtures of specially selected ingredients to assure the best result for each product – ready to eat anytime you want a healthy meal or quality ingredients for your favourite dishes.

JOSEFA speciality foods are available in retail grocery stores including supermarkets across the Maltese Islands, as well as club stores, fine restaurants, wine-bars and bistros, hotels and factories. Caters as well for well-known international food franchises.

Currently the company is bound to increase its production to cater for new foreign markets. Further to exporting its products to EU countries, the management envisaged exports towards Middle East and North African countries.

HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Principles)

Josefa Manufacturing Ltd. has implemented HACCP as a management system in which food safety is adressed through analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.

The company strictly observes the regulations outlined in the manual `Food Quality and Safety Systems – Food Hygiene and the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System`. All sections in the manual reflect the recommendations and guidelines of the Codex Alimentarius Commision on food hygiene and HACCP worldwide.

ISO 9001:2000

Josefa Manufacturing Ltd. has been awarded in recognition of the organization`s Quality System which complies with ISO 9001:2000. It was an important step for the company`s conformity and integration of production, organizational and testing processes throughout the production cycle from the supplier of raw materials to the finished product.

What is Quality Assurance and how does it benefit our customer?

No food processing organization can function succesfully without quality assurance. Josefa Manufacturing Ltd. considers quality assurance as absolutely vital to a succesful operation in today`s food industry. Quality assurance establishes policies related to quality, adopts programs to meet the established goals and provides confidence that these measures are being effectively applied. It is an essentrial discipline needed to guarantee a safe, wholesome, fresh product. From the growing, harvesting and packing of Josefa products, our customers can be assured that every precaution has been taken to insure product excellence.

Mission Statement

The purpose and commitment of Josefa Manufacturers is to create a superior, long term value for customers, by offering nutritious, high quality products. The company is particularly committed to research and innovation while attentively listening to customer demands. It operates in accordance with the principles and respect for the environment and consumer wellbeing, in the awareness of its responsibilities towards the communities in which it operates.

Private Labelling

JOSEFA’s organisation dedicates a significant share of its activities to private label partnerships, providing a complete service to its clients: starting from the graphic and packaging design, to the recipe-making, the laboratory analysis, raw materials provision, culinary tests, production, assembly, storage, and logistics with planned delivery.

Brand and Products

Since JOSEFA brand always respects its tradition, adherence to long-standing principles, attention to the quality standards of ingredients and finished products, today it is one of Malta’s recognized names for pasta patés & dips.

Josefa produces a range of delectable pasta sauces, patés and pastes from the simplest to the most refined, ready in an instant. To make its ready-made recipes Josefa uses specially selected genuine ingredients to assure the very best results for each product.

Josefa’s dedication to good food continues through to its specially prepared spreads such as the garlic butter spread with that unique taste enhanced with garlic and a hint of parsley, based on the home-made tradition. It is the unfailing accompaniment to freshly baked bread or crostini.