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Monde Selection, The International Quality Institute was founded in Brussels, in the heart of Europe.

In nearly 60 years, our International Quality Institute acquired a unique expertise in evaluating the quality of the culinary, health and beauty culture all over the world.

Through the judgment of our international and renown experts we highlight the quality of consumer products with unique quality labels.

Our approach

Monde Selection distinguishes itself by being one of the only Quality Institute that offers a global evaluation of consumer products.

Every year, hundreds of evaluation sessions are organized during which the juries take the time to taste and analyse each product individually without comparing one to another.

Our long expertise covers the certification of food, spirits, beverages, diet and health and cosmetic products. For all these categories, Monde Selection offers a global approach on quality aspects that matter most to consumers.

To guarantee a fair judgment of products from all over the world, our experts always keep in mind the origin and target market of the product.

According to the type of product, the evaluations include a sensory, scientific and legal analysis.

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Our methodology

To ensure a 360° quality evaluation of your product the Monde Selection’s juries cover the assessment of criteria of the following aspects:

Sensory evaluation

Monde Selection’s tasting sessions are based on organoleptic parameters applicable to each product such as the taste, visual aspect, aftertaste, mouthfeel and odour.

The evaluation sessions are organised over a period of four months during which our juries taste a limited number of products per day to preserve their palate.

The quality of product is measured by

  • The eye or visual aspect will determine the intensity, the look, typical features, sparkle and clarity of the product
  • The mouth will reveal the taste and the flavours of the product
  • The nose will help one discover the bouquet, smell and aromas
  • The harmony between nose and length in the palate will allow a final overall judgement of the product

Scientific Evaluation

Monde Selection has elaborated rigorous methodologies that go far beyond regular tastings or assessments.

Each product is also evaluated against international standards such as ISO norms, legal prescriptions and industries’ guidelines.
The methods are inspired by the European Directives and Regulations. The judges are permanently informed of the evolution of scientific researches and legislations. To carry out the evaluation, they refer to official regulations on ingredients, labelling and instructions for use.

The scientific committees of Monde Selection closely monitor the evolution of the industry and constantly adapt the criteria according to the evolution of research on the one hand and the expectations of consumers on the other.

The experts

Juries Laboratories
Monde Selection brings together more than 80 internationally renowned experts, who judge according to their specialisation a precise product category.

All of them must have first class professional experience and give their judgements completely independently.

Monde Selection has the support of prestigious associations such as the Culinary Academy of France, Euro-toques, the Master Chefs of Belgium, the International Vine and Wine Organisation (O.I.V), the Jurés-Experts Piqueurs Brokers and many other associations…

Monde Selection brings together more than 80 internationally renowned experts, who judge according to their specialisation a precise product category.

To operate the laboratory tests, Monde Selection has the support of officially approved laboratories such as CERIA, BRUCEFO, ECCA, the Institute of Meurice,… which are accredited by the Belgian Federal Public Service.

Statistics

Countries represented in 2019

Europe

Products evaluated
by Category

Countries represented in 2019

Asia

Products evaluated
by Category

Countries represented in 2019

America

Products evaluated
by Category

Countries represented in 2019

Africa

Products evaluated
by Category

Countries represented in 2019

Oceania

Products evaluated
by Category

1043

companies

have been awarded for their high level of quality during these World Selections 2019.

80

experts

Over 80 experts taste and test the quality of your products every year.

2948

products

were tasted and tested by the professional jury of Monde Selection in 2019.

90

countries

This year our experts judged the quality of products that came from all the continents.

58th

World Selections

In 2019, Monde Selection has organised its 58th World Selections.

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