Quality Food Contest


All branded (not bulk) food & beverages available in retail stores are eligible to participate for the NYIFA supreme awards. The products to be evaluated must be in the appropriate condition for tasting and their distinctive information must be written out correctly and clearly on the label, i.e. they must be products ready to be sold to the consumer public. The contest’s organisational committee may request physical and chemical tests in cooperation with recognised laboratories, in order to verify that the products technically sound.


The “blind” method is used for tasting the products, without packaging and without any type of distinctive feature visible. Each product is given a code number to ensure their reliable traceability. The samples are evaluated by the Jury Panel. Each judge carries out an organoleptic analysis of the products he tastes, and records a numerical rating on the evaluation sheet, which represents the general sense of enjoyment (which weighs the most in the final rating) as well as other criteria, such as appearance, odour, texture, flavour and mouth-feel.

The products are evaluated based on their distinct and individual properties and do not compete with each other.

Food and beverage awards

  • PLATINUM Award, with ratings between 95,5 and 100
  • GOLD Award, products with ratings between 85,5 and 95
  • SILVER Award, products with ratings between 75,5 and 85
  • BRONZE Award, products with ratings between 65 until 75

Why to Participate?

The NYIFA is a reliable sign of superior quality, which can be used both in the domestic and the export markets. Their approval enhances your negotiating power in transactions with distributors, suppliers and retailers. Being able to advertise a certified superior flavor has a proven positive effect on sales. By winning the award for your products, you are maximising your marketing actions across the globe.

Participation fees

4 products

Participation fee is $520 including max 4 products (or 4 labels) for example: honey, yogurt, olive oil and pasta. If you are participating with more than 4 samples, the fee is $110 (each additional product).

1 product

If you are participating with 1 product the participation fee is $200

How to participate

You can send your application online by clicking here

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