Rex Ciborum

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rex ciborum

The world leader fattened goose liver is national treasure of Hungary, which could be regarded to the success of the past 150 years. In 1870 the so called First Austrian-Hungarian Goose Liver Export Firm was already considered as the pioneer of the Hungarian goose liver foreign trade as the official supplier of the imperial court.
But the real milestone was 1896, when an Italian poultry wholesaler, Bartolo M. Bernardinelli arrived to the békési region on purpose, he wanted to export the goose liver, which was famous for its excellent quality, to Italy. In spite of the fact, that from the 1880’s in Hungary the poultry processing took place in manufactories, still the big breach and development is attributed to the Bernardinelli family, they had determining role in this sector till the second world war. Firstly, it’s due to them, that Orosháza became the centre of the Hungarian poultry farming, - processing and – sale about 120 years ago, and the Hungarian fattened goose liver gained recognition, not only in Hungary, but in other countries.
Everything was given to the perfect quality and success: favourable climate, raising of new feed crops (corn and barley), advantage given by extant trading routes, and last but not least the outstanding knowledge of those few people in every generation who knew and know the secret of the exquisite goose liver. The success of the Hungarian fattened goose liver was suspended temporary because of the nationalization and the clustering into collective farms. From 1960’s a recognition came, if Hungary want to take back the market leading role, the country need serious developments and improvements in this sector.
In 1966 with the leading of Jenő Piroska, who was the shop-foreman of the cannery in Orosháza, the pilot process started, thanks to that the idea and the relish of fattened goose liver canned products was born. Then they made 14 kinds of goose liver can recipe. From there the first ones to be made were the goose live au naturel and the so called goose liver roulade.
In 1983 and ‘85, in goose liver can products expansion and developing new recipes based on the French market’s consumption habit, like the goose liver parfait or block. The gold and black packaging, which became the trademark of the products, won an award after some changing, it gained first place in 1998, on the WorldStar packaging competition.
The fully Hungarian-owned firm engaged to the Rex Ciborum brand, and takes as its task to ensure the highest level of quality.