Woodlands Dairy, a local company based in Humansdorp, has been was awarded with the coveted SA Dairy Champion Award for its First Choice Butter.
The winners were announced at the DuPont Qualité Awards Dinner at Grand West in Cape Town.
Woodlands is one of the largest manufacturers of UHT milk in South Africa which is marketed under the First Choice brand.
The objective of the champion awards is to continuously improve the quality of dairy products and to measure products against each other.
The eight categories are: cheese, butter, yoghurt, dairy dessert, cottage cheese, ice cream, cultured and flavoured milk and dairy dips.
The award recognises and rewards manufacturers who have achieved remarkable quality in their products and to make these products recognisable to consumers.
Says Tinus Pretorius, General Manager, Sales and Marketing at Woodlands Dairy: “Achieving top marks on an international scorecard is a great achievement for our brand.
We continuously strive to be the most admired dairy company in Africa in all aspects of the business. Woodlands Dairy employs in excess of 1000 employees and this accolade belongs to each of those individuals who strive for excellence each day.”
Woodlands Dairy also walked away with awards for First Choice Baby Gouda, Mild Cheddar and Processed Cheese.