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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Food Product of the month: Producer’s profile


Chios Mastiha Growers Association was founded in 1938 as a compulsory agricultural cooperative according to Law 1390 and represents an entity that has undertaken the exclusive management of natural Chios Mastiha in Greece and abroad. It is the collective representative organ of 20 primary cooperatives founded in the 24 mastiha villages (Mastihohoria) of southern Chios. Today, Chios Mastiha Growers Association has approximately 4.850 members and is among the largest organizations in North Aegean periphery. The Association produces, packages and trades Chios natural mastiha, mastiha oil and mastiha water, mastiha powder and ΕLMA chewing gum.

Its trade activity is mostly exporting, since approximately 65% of Chios mastiha annual production is forwarded to foreign markets. It is also worth mentioning that the most important products of the Association have been qualified as Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) products.

Commercial Direction of CMGA