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About GICA

Established in 1965, GICA is a public instutution gathering the Tunisian industries involved in fruit, vegetable and fish processing sectors, under the authority of the Ministry of Industry and trade.

GICA is managed by a board of directors representing the public administration, the national organization of growers and the national organization of processors and exporters.

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Tunisian Harissa "Food Quality Label"

Tunisian Harissa ! a hot paste produced from fresh chili, garlic and spices, is one of the most famous culinary products. Its a recipe inspired for over 60 years, is considered the ultimate Tunisian local product.

The popularity of canned Harissa has long since reached the international market, especially Europe.

The spicy paste is also a fundamental ingredient of the Tunisian cuisine and can be found in a wide range of dishes.

The recipe of Tunisian harissa is made from 5 ingredients: Peppers,Garlic, Salt, Caraway and Coriander.
Tunisian Harissa contains more than 85 % of fresh red chili pepper.

The 'Tunisia Food Quality Label' for Harissa was created in 2014. 

The logo that appears on the certified Tunisian Harissa packages is a guarantee of an authentic traditional recipe and the quality and freshness of its carefuly selected ingredients.

Companies producing canned Harissa must comply with strict requirements controlled by GICA as an institution managing the Tunisian food quality label & by a certification body.

Ps. The Logo of the label, inspired by an ancient coin, represents a smiling sun and invites you to discover the warm Tunisian culinary habits.




Last updated 13/06/17
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