Being a relatively new company, much of our story is yet to be written so consider this more as a preamble if you will...
Zahra Food Industries Ltd is a young food processing company but is born ambitious. We are one of the only ISO Food Safety Management System (FSMS 22000:2018) certified company in Uganda operating out of an ultra modern, first of it's kind facility on the African continent right at the heartland where the sweetest and the tastiest produce is grown. Nature's best tasting produce is also the healthiest which is why we have made it our mission to spread nature's love!
Uganda remains the number one fruit producing nation in Africa. Lake Victoria and the Nile River, which cuts through the heart of the country, combine to create one of the most fecund areas in Africa. Most of Uganda is a blizzard of greens, a lush landscape of rolling hills blanketed with fertile fields, where almost everything will grow. The tropical heat is tempered by the altitude, which averages more than 1,000m in much of the country. The country is suitable and has abundant potential to produce mangoes, pineapples, avocados, tomatoes and a host of other fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts and seeds. The fertile soils and conducive climate guarantee production for the greater part of the year, in fact Uganda is uniquely known to yield multiple harvest seasons in a single year ensuring ample supply.
Every aspect of our processing facility has been designed to be food-compliant, efficient and innovative. Our diversified value-addition capabilities not only enable us to offer a wide portfolio of products but it also transcends into sustainable growth opportunities for both our company and for entire communities. Through our partnership with Proteen, the organic food waste that we produce is repurposed into sustainable feed & fertiliser through a circular recycling process (learn more).
For our dried fruit range, we only use state-of-the-art European and American manufactured dehydrators for the highest drying precision delivering an unparalleled consistency in quality and thereby setting a new standard for the modern food processing industry. We pride ourselves on making sure that the dried fruits taste as delicious and look as natural as the perfectly ripened fruit without any added sugars, preservatives, additives, colorings or flavorings. This is possible through our advanced production processes that maximise the retention of the organoleptic values of every fruit. The entire range of the Blossomz dried fruit range is UNBS Q-Mark certified.
Eostre healing teas are developed by a qualified Naturopathic Physician and a Master Herbalist to promote holistic health and wellbeing. The range is available in four variants of Balance, Digest, Bright & Happy and Stay Well, each developed with a unique blend of African herbs and fruits that are well known for it's health properties. All the ingredients are grown, picked and processed under the strictest quality control standards of Organic and Demeter farming.
Our range of fresh produce for export include pineapples, mangoes, avocados, passion fruits, bananas, papayas and everything else that the Ugandan soil has to offer. Each of these are hand picked at the precise maturity level to ensure a continuation of the ripening process. Within hours of being harvested, our produce is carefully graded, tested, prepared and packaged so that it arrives just right even after it's journey half way around the world!
Nuts and seeds are nutritional powerhouses known to be a good source of protein and lately gaining popularity as a healthy snack. Our range of nuts and seeds include cashew nuts, macadamia, peanuts and chia seeds. We have recently expanded our range to include high quality Ugandan vanilla which is meticulously grown on the fertile soils in remote parts of the country and rigorously dried under the tropical sun.
Our newest innovation of plant based dried jackfruit fibres are a healthy & completely vegan replacement to meat in any recipe. The jackfruits are hand-selected at a young age from ancestral trees across Uganda, the fibres from these jackfruits have a meat-like texture that easily absorb flavors making it an ideal meat substitute. The dried form makes it environmentally friendly to ship anywhere around the world.
This is an introduction to our brand stories. Our brand names unmistakably uphold the strategic personality of our company...
The meaning of our company name, Zahra is 'blossom' in the local origin of its name and therefore very passionately we market our range of dried and fresh produce under the 'Blossomz' brand name. The names are inspired by the abundance of nature in Uganda and given it's association with flowers, it adds a beautiful cheer to everything we do!
Eostre is a brand dedicated to the promotion of holistic health and wellbeing. The name 'Eostre' has it's roots in spring, symbolising renewal and rejuvenation
Our mission statement sharply articulates the purpose for everyone at the company to come to work each morning. Being physically located in a region where the land is blessed with an abundance of the finest fresh produce, we cannot think of a better business to be in...
Spread Nature's Love!
Our vision statement expresses the dreams and the aspirations of our company and provides a framework for our strategic planning...
Embrace innovation to become a world-class food processor with diversified capabilities and thereby drive sustainable growth for entire communities to earn and securely maintain our position as a premier processor!
These are the values that guide our business and our brand. As our company continues to evolve and grow, these six values remain constant...
Quality and food safety is our top priority, our traceability program ensures we know where our ingredients come from. Every area of our facility and every step of our process is monitored to ensure delivery of the highest quality and safest products that our consumers expect at all times. We are an ISO Food Safety Management System certified organisation and it is part of our core strategy to maintain it
We embrace a multi-dimensional approach to being kind to ourselves and our planet and to reduce our impact on the environment. We refrain from using preservatives, additives, colorings or flavorings; strive to increase our purchase of organic and sustainable ingredients and repurpose our organic waste so that it doesn't end up in landfills
We insist on open, honest and fair relationships with each other, the farming communities we work with, our customers and business partners. We are committed to paying a fair price to our smallholder farmers on the belief that sustainable growth and upliftment of the entire community is the only way to do business
We foster innovation, take personal risks to constantly make thoughtful investments in diversified capabilities of value-addition and continuously strive to be the best
We will lead by example and set our standards high for others to follow
We value the entire chain of stakeholders that we work with as business partners. To our customers we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of products and services to increase their competitive advantage
Food Safety Policy
Zahra Food Industries Ltd is committed to continually exceed customer and consumer expectations through...
Manufacture of products that meet all mandatory statutory and regulatory requirements for quality and food safety
Implementation of an effective Food Safety Management System through structured programs that develop technical skills, manage risks and drive increasing levels of excellence
Actively achieving voluntary certifications (example ISO 22000:2018) for even greater customer satisfaction
Continually reviewing food safety policies, standards and procedures to effectively manage food safety risks
Including food safety and quality strategies in the annual business planning process to ensure that food safety and quality remains an integral part of operations
Setting annual measurable food safety objectives for all operations to ensure compliance with all standards
Communicating food safety requirements to suppliers, contractors, customers and consumers by establishing specifications for raw materials and packaging materials, product storage and consumer guidelines
Continuously improving all aspects of the Food Safety Management System