Since the middle of February, this year’s DLG test results for our ready-made meals and frozen pizzas are in. Just as in the years before, all the HASA pizzas could convince. The jury’s result was outstanding for us. We received 40 gold medals and 6 silver medals. Part of the test were pizzas of our own brand and pizzas that we produce under a different brand for food retailing.
We are especially pleased about the results of both our new pizza series Italissimo Thin & Crispy and Italissimo Seafood. Our Italissimo Thin & Crispy pizzas are produced with a particular thin base getting especially light and crispy when being baked and selected tasty toppings. The seafood pizzas have toppings like salmon, prawns and tuna being caught with a fishing rod. Delight with a clear conscience because the fish and seafood are from sustainable and socially responsible aquacultures and sustainable fishing being certified accordingly (ASC, MSC). Two new series that convinced the jury fully and all of them were rewarded with gold.
The customers’ and consumers’ trust in our products is significant to us so we are very glad about the certified quality control of the DLG that is based on current scientifical results of the quality assurance.
This international quality control of the DLG is authorized by DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065 for the certification of food products. To objectively determine the quality, in the area of frozen food and ready-made meals, self-service meat products and delicatessen the tests are done every year. In the focus of those tests there are sensory product analyses, laboratory analyses and a standardized check on package and labeling. Here the raw and prepared (according to manufacturer specifications) products are assessed according to color, appearance, consistency, smell and taste. The test is anonymous meaning the product name and price is not known to the candidates having been trained by the DLG. Together with the results of the microbiological and physical analysis and the label and package check, the jury delivers an objective final judgment and awards the premiums.
In the last five years alone, almost 200 HASA pizzas haven been tested. More than 93 % were awarded with gold and silver medals.