Innovative introduction of cutting edge technology to the dairy industry

DELTA FOODS S.A. of Vivartia Group was awarded first prize in the “Quality Assurance Systems” category of the “Self Service Excellence Awards 2012”, attesting once again to the high standard of quality and safety from which the Company has never swerved in its 60 years on the Greek market.

DELTA is known for being a pioneer harnessing innovation in the dairy and fruit juice sector. It is in a class of its own and was justly awarded the prize for creating a state-of-the-art Molecular Microbiology laboratory equipped with cutting edge technology systems and staffed with experienced scientists. It is the first food industry in Greece to incorporate DNA technology into the quality control process of its products with an investment exceeding €500,000. This amply demonstrates that DELTA considers safety and quality alike to be a top priority.

This is an initiative that complements Delta’s Quality Assurance System already in place: through 1,000 daily checks in the Company’s laboratories Delta makes certain that products are 100% safe. Mrs Kelly Kalantzi, Quality Assurance Director, who received the prize stated that “We feel very honoured and touched by this award. We feel that we are being rewarded for our commitment to provide added value on a daily basis to Greek consumers who place their trust in DELTA products. The Laboratory is an initiative that is synonymous with the values for which DELTA is known and which has made it a household brand and part of our daily life in Greece. It is our duty to remain faithful to our values; to offer healthy eating suggestions that are nutritious and 100% safe”.

The “Self Service Excellence Awards 2012” were organised by the “Self-service” magazine and the e-commerce Lab of the Economic University of Athens, aiming to showcase best practices in the retail market sector (supermarkets, food and non-food suppliers) through a panel of judges made up of scientists. Super markets and consumer product businesses from both Greece and Cyprus participated in the event.