YEREVAN, October 9. / ARKA /. An Armenian consumer watchdog is preparing to hold the first-ever ‘People's Choice" contest of foods. The head of the Center for Support of Consumers NGO Ashot Mirzoyan said the goal of the contest is to promote local producers and identify their best food products. The winners will be decided by voting from October 10 to 31 at armproduct.am. website.
He said consumers will themselves name the brands they think are the best ones in food market.
The competition will take place in ten categories: juices, meat, wine, cheese, sour cream, mineral water, brandy, canned foods, soft drinks and dried fruit. A product that will receive the most votes in each category will be submitted anonymously for a lab examination by the State Food Safety Service and only if it complies with ISO standards the producer will receive the award.
The prize is a unique logo with the words “People’s Number 1 Brand", which manufacturers can use in advertising their produces or put on the packages for a period of 2 years. The contest is organized by the Center for Support of Consumers and armproduct.am. website. -0-