Best Latvian kefir, cheese, cream, curd and their products to be determined.

The Latvian Central Union of Dairy Producers (LPCS) is organising a competition between high quality dairy products produced in Latvia in cooperation with the International Exhibition Company BT 1. The winners will be given awards at the International Food Industry Trade Fair “Riga Food 2014” opening ceremony on 4 September in Kipsala.

 

 

 

 

Premium quality milk product competitions have become very popular for dairy producers and they are also appreciated by other industry professionals and gourmets. The aim of the competition is to promote the usage of dairy products in Latvia and to aggregate the experience of the milk processing plants and manufacturers.

This year, the competition is held in six product groups – kefir with a fat content from 1.5 – 3.0%, ripened semi-hard cheese, unripened sweet milk cheese, curd with a fat content of 9 %, cream with a fat content of 20 % and curd products.

“The dairy products competition within the framework of the exhibition “Riga Food” has been organised for eighteen years already and it proves the importance and stability of the dairy industry in Latvia. Latvian dairy producers are again ready to demonstrate and prove the high quality of their products with justified certainty and show that these products are worth the awards. I am pleased that the interest of both the manufacturers and consumers about our competition is growing with every year. This year we are also going to study and evaluate the new dairy products that have been developed by our companies in the past few years. It is going to be a great possibility to make them even more popular,” says Jānis Šolks, LPCS Chairman of the Board.

You can still apply!

Please submit a written participation application to LPCS (address: 180 Bauskas Street, Riga) by 4 August, 2014. For more information please call 67620874 or contact Zane Jonaite by email: info@piensaimniekusavieniba.lv. The competition regulations are available online at www.piensaimniekusavieniba.lv and www.rigafood.lv.

The board of judges

The board of judges this year – Dr. sc. ing. Inga Ciproviča, Chairperson of the Board, Dean of the Food Technology Faculty of the Latvia University of Agriculture, Jānis Šolks, Board Chairman of the Cooperative Society Latvian Central Union of Dairy Producers, Inese Ozollapa, Senior Expert in Reference and Certification at BIOR, Andris Rava, Manager of BIOR Vidzeme Regional Laboratory, Lilita Ozola, Dr. sc. ing., emeritus scientist and associate professor of the Latvia University of Agriculture, Una Rubīna, Senior Expert of Food and Veterinary Service Division for the Surveillance of products of animal origin, Lolita Neimane, Riga Stradins University doctoral student and dietician, Rigonda Lerhe, Deputy State Secretary, Director of the Market Research and Direct Support Department of the Ministry of Agriculture.

The winners will receive the International Food Industry Trade Fair “Riga Food 2014” gold, silver and bronze medals, LPCS certificates of recognition and money prizes.

LPCS dairy product competition is organised in cooperation with the International Exhibition Company BT 1 and with the financial support of the National Rural Network.

As reported earlier, the international food, drink, food production, technology, packaging, public catering, hotel and shop equipment and service exhibition “Riga Food 2014” will take place from 4 – 7 September at Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre. The exhibition is supplemented with a vast programme of events, demonstrations and competitions. Follow the exhibition news: homepage: www.rigafood.lv; social networks: www.facebook.com/rigafood; https://twitter.com/Riga_Food

Additional information:
Aiga Kupre-Vociša, BT1 Public Relations Manager

Phone: +371 26591588; email: aiga.vocisa@bt1.lv

Zane Jonaite, LPCS Office Manager

Phone: 67620874; email: info@piensaimniekusavieniba.lv

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