DLG e.V. - DLG quality test fresh meat

The DLG tests fresh meat

This includes frying meat, roasting meat, braising and stewing meat, unseasoned or marinated, in self-service packages and without garnish, pork, beef/veal, mutton/lamb, game, poultry, products for the food retail trade or for bulk users.

The test criteria are:

Packaging and labelling, e.g.

  • Tightness / product protection
  • Product condition on opening
  • Quality impression
  • Functionality, handling

Sensory analysis, e.g.

  • Condition in raw state
  • Appearance in ready-to-eat state
  • Odour, taste, consistency

Laboratory analyses (spot checks), e.g.

  • Stability test
  • Checking of the authenticity of the raw material

Preparation, e.g.

  • Kitchen-specific preparation in accordance with producer’s directions for marinated self-service meat; in accordance with DLG standard for unseasoned self-service meat and checking of labelling

Depending on the number of scores achieved, the fresh meat are awarded DLG Medals in Bronze, Silver or Gold.

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

Cornelia Fleischhauer

Tel.: +49(0)69/24 788-383

Information and registration material

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