Legal and scientific approach
The legal and scientific approach to evaluation procedures has been at the heart of the activity of the Institute for over 55 years. Professor Joseph Bessemans, Chairman of the Jury of Monde Selection, explains:
Depending on the type or characteristics of each food and drink product, we carry out the following evaluations and analyses: sensory analyses by experienced professionals, chemical and bacteriologal analyses by certified laboratories. The laboratory results are then compared with the label on the product.
Our scientific committee carefully examines the list of ingredients, the nutritional information, the claims with regard to nutrition and health, description of properties of active substances that are featured as well as the instruction leaflet.
Particular attention is given to the analysis of the overall nutritional quality of the product. In fact, a product that meets all the rules of hygiene and labeling is not necessarily good on the grounds of nutrition. On the other hand, a product may be of exceptional nutritional quality but if the taste is not up to scratch the consumer will not go for it.