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.