About Kvuzat Yavne Food Products
Kvuzat Yavne Food Products is a kibbutz plant established over 60 years ago in Kvuzat Yavne, the veteran and flourishing religious kibbutz located in the center of the country. Over the years, Kvuzat Yavne Food Products has become a leading Israeli producer of pickled products that excel in their taste and quality.
Yavne’s pickled products have been sold in Israel for almost a quarter of a century, but the plant itself has been in existence since it produced canned meat for the British army in 1938.
Some of the olives are grown and processed by members of the kibbutz, in orchards surrounding Kibbutz Yavne, while the cucumbers, which are brought in from a distance, are pickled a short time after being picked. The plant annually produces thousands of tons of a wide variety of olives and pickled vegetables of excellent quality and taste. The choice of olives includes green olives such as: Manzanillo, Queen (Nouvo), Syrian, cracked, pitted and sliced, and colored olives such as: black, natural, and marinated in wine vinegar. Other vegetables include cucumbers pickled in brine or in vinegar, pickled mini-eggplants, hot peppers, red sweet peppers, tomatoes and lemons. And last but not least – olive oil.
The products are available in family or institutional size as well. The green Manzanillo and pitted Manzanillo olives, as well as the pickled cucumbers, are available in economical containers of 1.250 kg and 3 kg. Also available in 1.250 kg containers are Queen (Nouvo) olives and green spicy cracked olives.
Many of our products are also available in high quality glass jars.
During the past 15 years, there has been a dramatic increase in sales. Despite this, the Kvutzat Yavne pickling plant has maintained its position as the leading company on the market, thanks to a strategic decision made by the management – there is no compromise when it comes to quality, even at the expense of quantity. In order to maintain a high level of quality throughout, we have purchased the best automated equipment available. Some of it has undergone further development in Israel, at the initiative of Kvuzat Yavne Food Products.
In 1997, the plant was expanded and modernized. A new system for the intake of the various vegetables uses some the most advanced technologies. The filling of the cans, the addition of spices, the pasteurization and the packaging are all done by means of modern equipment. Our automation is the most up-to-date available. Sophisticated, computer-operated video cameras film each olive from all sides, in order to classify it in terms of quality, size and further processing. The high-tech sorting is designed to replace manual sorting, and enables the plant to produce high-quality flagship products in addition to our usual line.
One secret that guarantees the quality of our products is the use of original, genuine and natural additives, rather than artificial ones. Natural concentrates, rather than chemical emulsions, are used to enhance flavor, including real cloves of garlic rather than garlic-flavored chemicals.
Kvuzat Yavne Food Products has official proof of the high quality of its products. The plant passed two official tests – with flying colors - confirming what our customers already know: When it comes to quality, our products are unbeatable. Our plant was the first in the Israeli food industry that passed the quality tests for the international quality label ISO 9002 for 2002 the first time, without having to make any improvements, as well as the GMP (good manufacturing practices) tests of the Health Ministry, which we also passed the first time.
Kvuzat Yavne’s pickled products are very successful abroad as well, thanks to their high quality and high kashrut level. Most of our customers are consumers from the Jewish market the world over – the United States, England, Belgium, France, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. Kvuzat Yavne Food Products works at high standards of hygiene, which is strictly maintained, and meets the rigid requirements of the health authorities in these countries.
In addition to Jewish customers, Kvuzat Yavne products are also purchased by loyal customers of other religions, including members of the Palestinian and Iranian communities, who have found that our pickled products have the Middle Eastern taste they prefer.
Kvuzat Yavne Food Products carry the excellent hechsher of Badatz Chatam Sofer, Badatz Edah Charedit in Jerusalem, the Mehadrin kashrut of Rabbi Solomon and the hechsher of the Union of Orthodox Congregations of North America.
Our products can be found in most of the food stores in Israel, thanks to extensive marketing and distribution systems. We supply our products to the three large food chains in Israel by delivering to the central warehouse of each chain. Consumers on the private market are also well served. Kvuzat Yavne has close commercial ties with wholesalers all over the country, with an extensive network of agents who reach every sales point.