Danube Soya

The Danube Soya Standard embodies sustainability, non-GMO production and European origin (Danube Region). To be certified against the Danube Soya Standard, all soy must be produced in Europe through a certified non-GMO and sustainable system and fully segregated from other materials not meeting these criteria.

Danube Soya facts

  • Pooling with non-GMO material not certified under Danube Soya or genetically modified (GM) material is not permitted.
  • Traceability back to the farm, which is centered on the collectors or country warehouses, is required.
  • Audits are carried out annually on crushing plants and collectors/warehouses.
  • Supply farms are audited based on the risk level of the production region (see risk levels below)
  • Certification is directed at B2B and B2C (through consumer seal) supply chains.

Countries involved in the production of Danube Soya are classified according to 4 risk levels (RLs) for the purpose of inspections where RL 0 is the lowest risk and RL 3 represents the highest risk of contamination from GM soya.

RL 0: EU countries, which ban the cultivation of GM crops.

RL 1: Countries where risk is related to origin (Germany, Italy, and Poland)

RL 2: Countries where there is a risk of GM contamination from other crops (e.g. maize). This includes the Czech Republic, Romania, and Slovakia where the cultivation of GM maize is not prohibited.

RL 3: Countries where there is a risk of contamination from GM soya such as in Moldova and Ukraine.

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