1. NUMBER OF SAMPLES TO SEND PER ENTRY
1.1 Yogurt, 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, cottage cheese, flavoured milk and butter
Two (2) samples per entry.
Whole cheese make better a impression on judges and/or follow the guide per unit weight below:
0g – 1kg = 2 samples
1kg – 5kg = 1 sample
2. PROMOTIONS OF QUALITé AWARDS CHEESES
Entrants who obtained a Qualité Award for cheeses agree to donate a maximum of 12 kilograms for promotions. These cheeses are promoted at retail, food service and consumer promotional events in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Knysna. This is done in conjunction with the Veritas Gold Medal wines.
Entrants are requested, where possible, to send products without identification. Judging is done blind by a panel of five judges.
4. PRODUCTS 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 any products 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.
5. 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. You may not enter the same product in the same class or in different classes. Agri-Expo reserves the right to ask the specifications of products if suspected that products do not have a significant ingredient and manufacturing difference.
6. SAME PRODUCT – DIFFERENT CLASSES
You may not enter the same product more than once in the same class or in different classes.
7. IDENTIFYING PRODUCTS
Products and their outer containers must display the SA Dairy Championship identity labels supplied by Agri-Expo. This is especially important when the products of more than one class are packed in a container.
8.1 Entry fee: R150.00 inclusive per entry and must accompany entry forms
8.1.1 Enter online or,
8.1.2 E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
8.1.3 Fax to +27 (0)21 975-4446
8.2 Money transfers should be made to:
Account number: 072 313 382
Standard Bank Helderberg
Branch Code: 03–30–12
9. 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.
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.
11. PRODUCT AVAILABILITY
Any product entered in this competition must be available in its respective market when entering the product. A prize or award may be cancelled if found not to be the case.
12. 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.
13. 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.
Ties are resolved with the Chief Judges’ decision.
15. MINIMUM ENTRIES PER CLASS
Prizes will only be awarded if a minimum of three products have been entered in a class. A Qualité can be awarded in such a class if a product obtains the score set out for a Qualité product.
16. PRODUCTS ENTERED IN INCORRECT CLASSES
The Chief Judge reserves the right, in conjunction with the entrant, to enter a product into a more appropriate class. It remains the responsibility of the entrant to enter each product in the right class.
17. MANUFACTURING REGULATIONS
Entries must comply with SA Regulation No R.260 of 27 March 2015 or the Codex Alimentarius Standards of the WHO. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to be able to supply proof of this, if it is needed by the organizer.
18. JUDGES’ COMMENTS
Entrants requiring judges’ comments should indicate this on the entry form.
• Contact Kobus Mulder on 082 806 5093 or Breyton Milford 082 708 5939 for any queries.