About Us

Company Profile

Initial branding of the Pisani Sausages now known as Dewfresh sausages.

J&C Pisani Ltd is one of Malta’s leading importers and distributors of a wide range of frozen and chilled products. It has a wide distribution network covering most of the retail and catering outlets in Malta and Gozo.

J&C Pisani Ltd. has been established since 1970 but the Pisani family who owns and runs the company, has been involved in the food trade, particularly the meat trade since 1884.  It is since that time – through the importation of livestock in the early 19th century, operating butcher shops,   the importation business and the creation of its flagship brand , Dewfresh, that the company continually increased its expertise in food trading throughout all these years and has simultaneously invested  in technology, training and quality standards to ensure that the company is always at the forefront in its operating sector.

Some more about the link between the Dewfresh brand and J&C Pisani….

Old bag featuring the address of our first shop

The business started off with Gianni Pisani who in those early days of the 19th century, imported livestock and then opened a small butcher shop in Sliema in 1884.  As years passed by and his children started helping in the business, the family continued to make business flourish by increasing the importation business whilst also retaining their butcher shop from where they sold their increasingly popular ‘Pisani sausages’ and ‘Pisani burgers’, which were produced in a small factory in Carmel Street in Sliema.


Directors John and Charles Pisani in 1972


As the business thrived, a separate property in Marsa was acquired to cater for increased demand and the company, J&C Pisani Ltd (named after the founders, John and Charles), was established on the 14th November 1970. This new property included cold storage and modern production facilities.

Later, the import / distribution and manufacturing operations were split into two companies. The manufacturing company, Dewfresh Products Ltd, was established in 1988 and this was responsible for the production of a variety of processed meat products. All products were then produced under the brand name ‘Dewfresh’ which was registered in 1981.

J&C Pisani Ltd is now one of the main importers of all types of frozen and chilled meats as well as all other types of frozen foods and is a supplier to both the retail and the catering market. It is also the sole distributor of the family’s flagship brand, Dewfresh.



One of the first Dewfresh branded refrigerated trucks

Construction of new Dewfresh Products Ltd Factory and J&C Pisani Coldstores in 1980

Cold storage –  stacking the old way in the early 70’s at Albertown Coldstores

Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure that our customer is constantly satisfied with both our products and our service. Our long standing experience in food trading  allows us to constantly provide value for money, good quality products and an efficient and reliable delivery system which can helps us retain our competitive edge within the dynamic food market.


“I do believe that as much as possible we do need to try and promote Local produce/ingredients to our clients Patrons. In relation to the Pork Produce in Malta, I do believe that our pork quality in Malta is great and competes very well on international levels. This reflects in the marbling of the meat which results in tender meat.

Undoubtedly, whenever I use pork in one of my restaurants or venues, this is being sourced from J&C Pisani.”

Chef Kevin Bonello

“Having forty years’ experience in the catering industry I feel like  I have grown up on the same lines of the Pisani family, from mother to son to grandchildren.

J&C Pisani is my reliable source of fine meats. The family’s direct involvement and experience in the meat trade have made them my preferred suppliers for fresh and frozen meats. Moreover, their flagship brand, DewFresh is one of the oldest and most trusted names in the food industry coming from a family of four generations they do their best to deliver high quality and a vast selection of products while keeping their recipes consistent without cutting corners. The company is also outstanding in delivering my orders on time.

My mind  is at rest when choosing J&C Pisani’s products as part of my everyday menu.”

Michael Cauchi
M Chef DIP