DLG e.V. - DLG quality test ham and sausages

The DLG tests ham and sausage

In the DLG Quality Test for Ham & Sausage each product is tested in accordance with scientific quality standards and an expert report certified in compliance with DIN and ISO is produced.

The range of products tested comprises:

  • Raw sausage
  • Raw cured ham
  • Small cooked sausages, fryer sausages, cold cuts from cooked sausage
  • Sausages from cooked meat
  • Cooked pieces and cooked mixtures
  • Lard

all products as fresh goods, in self-service packaging or as preserves

DLG test criteria: 

  • Product-specific sensory analysis including exterior, appearance, consistency, odour, taste
  • Packaging, labelling data on nutritional value, resealability, ease of opening
  • Stability test for long-life preserves
  • Analytical parameters (e.g. analysis of animal species, ingredient contents)

Meat products that pass the DLG tests receive the “DLG award winner” medal in Gold, Silver or Bronze.

DLG TestService GmbH

Certification Unit
Location: Frankfurt am Main
Eschborner Landstr. 122
60489 Frankfurt/M.
Tel.: +49(0)69 24 788 - 351
Fax: +49(0)69 24 788 - 115

Karin Hillgärtner

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