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Food Products

For the tastings of Food Products, Monde Selection relies on the collaboration of eminent experts such as Michelin starred chefs, members of the Culinary Academy of France, master bakers and pastry chefs, university professors and dieticians. These experts award the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Grand Gold labels at the end of the selection process.

Deadline for registration
15/11/2016
Deadline for sending the samples
15/01/2017

Methodology 

In order to ensure that the judging is completely impartial, each jury member must fill in a tasting sheet individually and independently. There are specific sheets for each type of product and they may include up to 20 different parameters of analysis.

The jury is made up of a minimum of 8 experts and a jury chairperson who has many years experience of working with Monde Selection.

In order to obtain objective judgement of the quality of the product, the final result is calculated on the basis of the average points given by the different jury members.

The evaluation procedure not only takes into account sensory qualities such as general taste, aroma, texture, flavour, sensation in the mouth or any other relevant organoleptic criteria, but also other important parameters for the consumer such as ingredients used, clarity of information about the composition of the product, packaging, user-friendliness for preparations, instruction sheets, etc.

Thus, it is not just a simple blind tasting but rather an overall analysis of the quality of the product.

Feature and further added value of Monde Selection:

  • Before tasting a product, the experts are given a technical sheet that explains the geographic origin of the product, the ingredients, the production methods used and any other information that is useful for correctly evaluating the intrinsic quality of the product and its typical features. The experts also take time to share their knowledge and experience in order to evaluate each product correctly and individually.
     
  • Finally, in case of doubt about certain quality parameters Additional scientific analyses are immediately entrusted to official laboratories approved by the Belgian Federal public Service.

Jury 

The experience of the Jury, of which some members have been working with Monde Selection for over 25 years, is certainly the best guarantee of good and fair evaluation of the quality of your products.

It is these years of experience that make the members of our jury capable of judging products from all over the world with the subtlety required for this task. They have an excellent knowledge of the culinary cultures of the 5 continents.

Besides, the jury includes members from Europe, Japan, China, etc.

Our institute also ensures that the experience of our juries is updated by organising tastings abroad from time to time.

All the jury members are qualified professionals such as:

  • Michelin-starred chefs
  • members of the Culinary Academy of France
  • members of Eurotoques
  • master bakers and pastry chefs
  • university professors
  • dieticians.

The evaluation sessions last four months with 20 products tested per day.

The food products jury is presided by Mr A. Viatour, former University Professor and gastronomy columnist.

Quality Awards 

After the various tests and tastings, the juries of Monde Selection award Bronze, Silver, Gold or Grand Gold quality labels to products that are outstanding in terms of the different evaluation criteria.

A label that each winner may display on their product for 3 years.

In addition, Monde Selection awards Trophies to companies for the continuous efforts they make to reach and maintain a high level of excellence.

Lastly, the Monde Selection experts may award a Prize of the Jury to one product in each category that the jury unanimously notices as outstanding for one of its qualities such as its taste or its innovative nature.

Conditions for use of Quality Awards

Bronze award

Bronze if the product scores on average between 60% and 69%.

Silver award

Silver if the product scores on average between 70% and 79%.

Gold award

Gold if the product scores on average between 80% and 89%.

Grand gold award

Grand Gold if the product scores on average between 90% and 100%.

Participation procedure 

Submitting your product is very easy.

Complete the form and follow the instructions for sending us samples

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Download the PDF

Please complete the form and send it to Monde Selection.

Download the registration form

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Send your samples

Send the corresponding samples and a copy of the registration form following the instructions for sending and the calendar.

Cérémonie de Clôture et résultats 3
Results and Award Ceremony

The results will be sent out at the end of April and the ceremony will take place at the end of May or the beginning of June in a large European city.

Gallery

Product references 

  1. CHOCOLATE, CONFECTIONARY AND BISCUITS

    CHOCOLATE
    • CH.1.1 - Chocolate bars (white, milk, black, aromatised, etc.)
    • CH.1.2 - Chocolate coatings
    • CH.1.3 - Other
    CONFECTIONARY
    • CH.2.1 - Cakes & pies
    • CH.2.2 - Waffles, pancakes and doughnuts
    • CH.2.3 - bars, sweets and candied fruits
    • CH.2.4 - Other
    BISCUITS
    • CH.3.1 - Biscuits
  2. CEREAL BASED PRODUCTS

    BREADS, RUSKS AND SWEET CRACKERS
    • CE.1.1 - Breads, rusks and sweet crackers
    APERITIFS, SNACKS, SALTED CRACKERS AND CHIPS
    • CE.2.1 - Aperitifs, snacks, salted crackers and chips
    FLOURS OF ANY NATURE AND SEMOLINA
    • CE.3.1 - Flours of any nature and semolina
    CEREALS (in flakes or other forms for immediate consumption)
    • CE.4.1 - Cereals (in flakes or other forms for immediate consumption)
    PASTA, NOODLES, RICE AND VERMICELLI (unprepared)
    • CE.5.1 - Pasta, noodles, rice and vermicelli (unprepared)
    OTHER
    • CE.6.1 - Other
  3. OTHER FOOD PRODUCTS

    MEAT PRODUCTS
    • CO.1.1 - Prepared meat products (smoked, marinated, seasoned, etc.)
    FISH - SHELLFISH & SEAFOOD
    • CO.2.1 - Prepared fish, shellfish and seafood (smoked, marinated, seasoned, etc.)
    PREPARED DISHES
    • CO.3.1 - Prepared dishes (meat, fish, noodles, pizzas, etc.)
    VEGETABLES AND BY-PRODUCTS
    • CO.4.1 - Prepared vegetables (canned, frozen, marinated, etc.)
    • CO.4.2 - Soups
    • CO.4.3 - Seaweed
    FRUIT AND BY-PRODUCTS
    • CO.5.1 - Prepared fruit (canned, salads, frozen, dried, etc.)
    • CO.5.2 - Jams & marmalades
    DESSERTS
    • CO.6.1 - Creams, yoghurt, puddings, etc.
    • CO.6.2 - Frozen (ice creams, sorbets, coulis, etc.)
    • CO.6.3 - Other (jellies, etc.)
    MILK PRODUCTS (Cow, goat, soya based, etc.)
    • CO.7.1 - Milk
    • CO.7.2 - Cheese, tofu
    • CO.7.3 - Other
    CONDIMENTS, SAUCES & DRESSINGS
    • CO.8.1 - Spices and seeds
    • CO.8.2 - Sauces
    • CO.8.3 - Dressings
    OILS & VINEGARS
    • CO.9.1 - Oils & vinegars
    HONEYS & SPREADS
    • CO.10.1 - Honeys & spreads
    HOT & COLD DRINKS
    • CO.11.1 - Coffee (roasted, soluble, etc.)
    • CO.11.2 - Tea & infusions (tea bags, loose, etc.)
    • CO.11.3 - Cocoa
    OTHER FOOD PRODUCTS
    • CO.12.1 - Other food products
Registration procedure
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