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.
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.
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
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.
To take the first steps in becoming VLOG certified please contact us to assess the requirements of your business. We can then provide a competitive quotation.