The VLOG Standard

Who is the VLOG Standard for?

All necessary requirements that a business or product must meet for successful VLOG certification are listed in industry-specific chapters of the VLOG Standard.

 

Logistics businesses that transport, store or trade in food or feed

Feed producers that produce or process feed

Operators of mobile grinding and mixing facilities

Agricultural businesses in the areas of animal  production and feed production

Livestock dealers and animal transporters

Businesses that process or condition food

Retailers that sell bulk animal-based products to consumers

The VLOG Standard and all appendices, as well as revised documents in which you can see any changes as compared to the previous versions of the Standard, can be found here.

 

VLOG Standard V22.01

published on 01 September 2021, obligatory as of 01 January 2022

VLOG Standard, version 22.01 - excl. annexes (04 November 2021)

VLOG Standard, version 22.01 - incl. annexes (04 November 2021)

 

Audit documents

Annex 13 - Facility Description Logistics (15 December 2021)

Annex 14 - Checklist Logistics     writeable (01 September 2021)

Annex 15 - Facility Description Feed Manufacturing (01 September 2021)

Annex 13 + 15 Combi Facility Description Logistics + Feed Manufacturing (15 December 2021)

Annex 16 - Checklist Feed Manufacturing     writeable (01 September 2021)

Annex 14 + 16 - Checklist Logistics + Feed Manufacturing     writeable (01 December 2021)

Annex 17 - Facility Description Mobile Grinding and Mixing Facilities (01 September 2021)

Annex 18 - Matrix Description and List of Sites     writeable (01 September 2021)

Annex 19 - Checklist Matrix Organisation     writeable (01 September 2021)

Annex 20 - Facility Description Agriculture (04 November 2021)

(complete document incl. attachments) It is only necessary to fill in the facility description including the relevant attachments electronically.

                    Annex 20b - Facility description Beekeepers (01 September 2021)

Annex 21 - Facilty Description Animal Transportation - Livestock Trade (04 November 2021)

Annex 22 - Checklist Agriculture incl. Animal Transportation - Livestock Trade     writeable (01 September 2021)

Annex 23 - Group Description in Agriculture and Members List     writeable (01 January 2022)

                    Annex 23a: Members List     writeable (01 January 2022)

                    Annex 23b: Members List – Laying hens eggs     writeable (01 January 2022)

                    Annex 23c: Transmission stable places    writeable (01 January 2022)

                    Annex 23d: Transmission Test Results     writeable (01 January 2022)

                    Annex 23e: Data Release Statement (01 September 2021)

Annex 24 - Checklist Group organisation     writeable (01 September 2021)

Annex 25 - Facility Description Food Processing/Preparation (14 January 2022)

Annex 13 + 25 - Combi Facility Description Logistics + Food Processing/Preparation (15 December 2021)

Annex 26 - Checklist Food Processing/Preparation     writeable (01 September 2021)

Annex 14 + 26 - Combi Checklist Logistics + Food Processing/Preparation     writeable (25 November 2021)

Annex 27 - Group Description in Retail and Members List     writeable (01 September 2021)

Annex 28 - Checklist Retail - Bulk Goods (central office)     writeable (01 September 2021)

Annex 29 - Checklist Retail - Bulk Goods (Branch)     writeable (01 September 2021)

Annex 30 - Grinding and Mixing Protocol for Mobile Grinding and Mixing Facilities (01 September 2020)

General

Standards recognised as equivalent (25 November 2021)

Form for confirmation of staff training (21 August 2020)

Guideline for Conducting Remote Audits (06 January 2022)

Feed and Agriculture

BVL-Guideline for Monitoring GMOs in Feed (November 2011)

Assessment Aid - At Risk Feed (03 January 2022)

Guideline for handling mislabelled GMO-feed (03 January 2022)

Decision Tree – Risk grading of agricultural businesses (03 January 2022)

Testing Requirements for Feed Manufacturing and Logistic (21 July 2021)

Information Certification-Obligation for Rearing Piglets (31 May 2021)

Information Certification-Obligation for Rearing Cattles and Ruminants (04 August 2021)

Information Certification-Obligation for Rearing Pullets (21 July 2021)

Risk grading of farmers depending on the certification status of suppliers (03 January 2020)

Template: Confirmation for Group/Matrix Members (21 July 2021)     writeable

Guideline Carryover Test for Grinding and Mixing Facilities (03 January 2022)

Checklist for the preparation of a VLOG audit of the agriculture stage (17 September 2021)

Checklist for the preparation of a VLOG audit of the feed manufacture stage (15 June 2021)

Food

Components Guidelines – Recognition of Aromas (21 July 2021)

Specific Requirements for risk-prone raw materials / ingredients (30 December 2019)

Newsletter certification obligation marinades producer (05 February 2020)

GMO-Testing and Laboratories

Guideline for VLOG Laboratories and GMO-Testing (01 November 2020)

Suitability of GMO Analysis for Feed, Raw Materials and Food (21 September 2021)