VLOG certification and the ‘Ohne GenTechnik’ (Non GMO) product seal is predominantly for and recognized by the German market.
Ensuring that your products have the VLOG ‘Ohne GenTechnik’ mark provides a competitive edge.
Who needs VLOG certification and why?
Getting your products VLOG certified is a must for any company who is looking to trade with German retailers.
For almost two decades, repeated surveys have reported that between 70 and 80% of German consumers prefer GMO-free food. Nearly 100% of eggs in German supermarkets are VLOG certified.
If your company holds the VLOG certification, it provides a competitive advantage in selling to German retailers.
VLOG represents the interests of those businesses that support GMO-free food, whether they are agricultural producers, food manufacturers, or retail chains.
What are the requirements of VLOG?
For a food product to be labeled ‘Ohne GenTechnik’ (Non GMO), it must follow the following set of specific criteria:
- No genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or parts thereof in a product
- No vitamins, aromas, enzymes or other food additives manufactured with the help of GMOs in the product
- No GMO plants in animal feed, with strict time limits being observed if animals have at some point been reared on feed containing GMO plants
How do I get my products VLOG certified?
VLOG certification is an annual process, with certification achieved via an on-site audit.
FoodChain ID sends one of our experienced auditors to the processing site(s) to carry out a physical assessment.
After a successful VLOG audit with FoodChain ID and a license agreement with VLOG, food producers based outside Germany, even in countries without their own equivalent national regulation, may use the ‘Ohne GenTechnik’ (Non GMO) seal.