Requirements for the “Ohne GenTechnik” seal
In principle, any company that meets the requirements of the EC Genetic Engineering Implementation Act (EG-Gentechnik-Durchführungsgesetz / EGGenTDurchfG) can label its products with the words "ohne Gentechnik".
However, if you want to use the uniform "Ohne GenTechnik" seal, this must be applied for in advance at VLOG. For this, the companies must credibly demonstrate that their products meet the legal requirements according to §3a and §3b of the EGGenTDurchfG. This requires certification according to the VLOG Standard or a standard recognised by VLOG as equivalent by an independent certification body. The requirements vary depending on the industry and product.
In order for the Verband Lebensmittel ohne Gentechnik to assign the seal, the applicant must complete a questionnaire and submit relevant documents.