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International DLG quality tests for food

The "DLG award" stands for experience, competence and credibility. Every year, the DLG evaluates around 25,000 food and beverage products from Germany and abroad in international quality tests. The focus of the food tests is on comprehensive sensory product tests, which are supplemented by chemical, microbiological and physical analyses, preparation tests as well as packaging and labelling tests.

Professionally sound

  • Evaluation by DLG-approved sensory experts
  • Objective product testing according to accredited test methodology
  • Laboratory tests
  • Packaging and labelling tests

Well-known and recognised

  • "DLG award-winning" is one of the five best-known seals in Germany*
  • Positive willingness to buy products with seals (up to + 10 %)*
  • Acceptance of higher price for products with seals (up to + 8 %)*
  • Attractive special awards, marketing and communication services

*Source: Consumer survey by Münster University of Applied Sciences (FH), Buxel (2018)

Food testing at a glance

Baking raw materials & Cereals

Baking raw materials & Cereals

Beer, Craft beer, Mixed beer beverages

Beer, Craft beer, Mixed beer beverages

Bread, Small baked goods, Fine baked goods

Bread, Small baked goods, Fine baked goods

Coffee

Coffee

Confectionery

Confectionery

Cereals

Cereals

Cooking oils and fats

Cooking oils and fats

Delicatessen products

Delicatessen products

Fish & Seafood

Fish & Seafood

Fresh products

Fresh products

Fruit and soft drinks

Fruit and soft drinks

Fruit and vegetables

Fruit and vegetables
(raw and unprocessed)

Ham and sausage

Ham and sausage

Ice cream

Ice cream

Meat

Meat

Milk products

Milk products

Mineral water

Mineral water

Plant-based drinks

Plant-based drinks

Ready-made dishes, Frozen products

Ready-made dishes, Frozen products

Vinegar

Vinegar

Spices

Spices

Spirits

Spirits

Tea

Tea

Wine and sparkling wine

Wine and sparkling wine

DLG award-winning food

Here you will find all currently awarded products sorted by product groups

Methods and test criteria

The test criteria are defined by the independent DLG test commissions specifically for each product group.