The VLOG Standard forms the basis for VLOG certification of businesses and products in accordance with “Ohne Gentechnik” requirements. The first version of the VLOG Standard was developed in 2013 with the active assistance of representatives of the feed and food industries, certification bodies, and representatives of associations and government authorities. Application of the Standard has been mandatory for obtaining a licence to use the uniform “Ohne GenTechnik” seal since 1 January 2014 and, since 2016, it has also been mandatory for obtaining a licence to use the “VLOG geprüft” seal.
The various stakeholders continue to intensively collaborate on the further development of the Standard. VLOG recognises some other standards as equivalent. No additional VLOG certification is required in such a case.