1. NUMBER OF SAMPLES TO SEND PER ENTRY
1.1 Yoghurt, dairy dips, cultured milks and dairy desserts: Six (6) small samples per entry. This allows each judge to evaluate the product without its texture being broken.
1.2 Ice cream, milk, cream, cottage cheese, flavoured milk and butter: Two (2) samples per entry.
Whole cheeses make a better impression on judges and exhibitors are advised to use the unit weight guide below:
0g – 1kg = 2 samples
1kg – 5kg = 1 sample
2. YOGHURT AND CREAM CHEESES WITH ADDED CONDIMENTS – NUMBER OF ENTRIES PER CLASS
An entrant is limited to a maximum of one (1) entry per class per brand name in the case of yoghurt and cream cheese with added condiments. However, there must be significant ingredient and manufacturing differences between the different branded products. Agri-Expo reserves the right to ask the specifications of products if suspected that products do not have a significant ingredient and manufacturing difference.
Condiments are foodstuffs allowed in the Regulations relating to Milk and Dairy Products in the SA Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act No. 54 of 1972 but exclude milk solids.
4. VARIOUS BRAND NAMES – SAME TYPE OF PRODUCT
Entrants who manufacture the same type of product under various brand names may enter these products in the same class; however, there must be significant ingredient and manufacturing differences between these different branded products. Agri-Expo reserves the right to ask the specifications of products if suspected that products do not have a significant ingredient and manufacturing difference.
5. SAME PRODUCT – MULTIPLE ENTRIES
The same product may not be entered more than once in the same class or in different classes.
6. RETAIL BRAND NAMES
Manufacturers of retail/other brands should enter the product(s) under their company name, using the retailer’s name as the brand name.
7. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Entrants are requested, where possible, to send products without product and company identification. Judging is done blind by a panel of five judges. Products and their outer containers must display the SA Dairy Championship identity labels supplied by Agri-Expo after entries have closed.
8. PRODUCT AVAILABILITY
Any product entered in this competition must be available in its respective markets at time of entering. A prize or award may be cancelled if found not to be the case.
9. SUFFICIENT ENTRIES PER CLASS
Category prizes will only be awarded if a minimum of three products have been entered in a class. However, products will be scored and a Qualité can be awarded in such a class if a product qualifies for it.
10. PRODUCTS ENTERED IN INCORRECT CLASSES
It is the responsibility of the entrant to enter each product in the correct class. The Chief Judge reserves the right, in conjunction with the entrant, to enter a product into a more appropriate class.
Ties are resolved with the Chief Judge’s decision.
12. PRODUCT STANDARDS
Entries must comply with SA Regulation No R.260 of 27 March 2015 or Codex Alimentarius Standards of the WHO. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to be able to supply proof of this, if requested by Agri-Expo.
13. QUALITÉ AWARDS
A product scoring an average of 26 or higher on the 30-point scorecard receives a Qualité Award. More than one Qualité Award per class may be awarded.
14. PROMOTION OF QUALITÉ AWARDS CHEESES
Entrants who are awarded a Qualité Award for cheeses agree to donate a maximum of 12 kilograms for promotions to Agri-Expo. These cheeses are promoted at retail, food service and consumer promotional events. This will be communicated with the winners.
15. PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Products awarded a Qualité Award will be judged by an independent panel of five senior judges and the product scoring the highest average point is selected Product of the Year.
16. JUDGES’ COMMENTS
Entrants requiring judges’ comments should indicate this on the entry form.
- Contact Kobus Mulder (082 806 5093) or Breyton Milford (082 708 5939) for any queries.