In 1955 she began working as a chemical technician in Podravka, Croatia. It was there in 1959 that she created Vegeta, which would become one of the most popular Croatian brands. She has since then received numerous recognitions and awards, including the Order of Danica Hrvatska.
There is a scholarship foundation set up in her name for graduate students studying science in Zagreb.
- "Professor Zlata Bartl, head of the team that invented Vegeta, dies". Podravka d.d. Retrieved 18 August 2008.
- "Prof Zlata Bartl Foundation". Podravka d.d. Retrieved 18 August 2008.
- (Croatian) Prof Zlata Bartl Foundation official website
- (Croatian) "Samozatajna teta Vegeta stvorila Vegetu", a news article
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