8 April 2019 – A shop selling products Croatian island products is to open in the capital Zagreb.
Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds, Gabrijela Žalac, announced the plans to open a dedicated shop for Croatian island products in Zagreb. Minister Žalac said during her visit to the Croatian island products fair in Zagreb last week that the store would be opened in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture.
The “Croatian Island Products” project was implemented back in 2007 with the intention of stimulating the islands in the production of original and quality products.
The main objective is to identify and distribute quality island products which will be recognised as such both in Croatia and abroad. These products result from island tradition, research and development, innovation and invention with a quantifiable level of quality.
The “Croatian Island Products” (Hrvatski Otočni Proizvod) approval label has been awarded to 297 producers in Croatia with more than 800 products carrying the label from 23 Croatian islands since the project launched.
Those islands include Brač, Hvar, Vis, Korčula, Pag, Krk, Lastovo, Dugi Otok, Rab, Cres, Lošinj, Prvić, Ugljan, Mljet, Šolta, Žirje, Pašman, Iž, Murter, Olib, Kornat, Rava, Silba and the Pelješac Peninsular.
The products include foodstuffs (wine, brandy, liqueur, olive oil, cheese, confectionery, fish, salad marinades, jams and honey), cosmetic and clothing products and souvenirs.