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 V20.02

published on 01 September 2020, obligatory as of 01 January 2021

VLOG Standard, Version 20.02 - excl. Annexes

VLOG Standard, Version 20.02 - incl. Annexes

 

Revision Information:

VLOG Standard, Version 20.02 with marked notes

Overview of all changes from 20.01 to 20.02

Overview changes stage Logistics + Feed manufacturing

Overview changes stage Agriculture + Group Organisation

Overview changes stage Food Processing + Retail

Individual annexes:

General documents

Annex 1 - GMO-Free Certificate

Annex 2 - Certificate for ohne Gentechnik Compliant Feeding of Animals

Annex 3 - Delivery Slip for Slaughterhouse Delivery

Annex 4 - Sampling Log

Annex 5 - Dealing with positive test results (feed) (as of 25 February 2021)

Annex 6 - Dealing with positive test results (food)

Annex 7 - Reduction of the Scope of Testing after Changing Feed in Group Organisations

Annex 8 - VLOG Group Certification Process at the Agriculture Stage

Annex 9 - VLOG Matrix and Certification Process

Annex 10 - Sanctions Catalogue

Annex 11 - VLOG Certificate Template

Annex 12 - Areas of Application of VLOG Certification

Auditdocuments

Annex 13 - Facility Description Logistics  

Annex 14 - Checklist Logistics     writable

Annex 15 - Facility Description Feed Manufacturing

Annex 16 - Checklist Feed Manufacturing     writable

Annex 13 + 15 Combi Facility Description Logistics + Feed Manufacturing

Annex 14 + 16 - Checklist Logistics + Feed Manufacturing     writable

Annex 17 - Facility Description Mobile Grinding and Mixing Facilities

Annex 18 - Matrix Description and List of Sites     writable

Annex 19 - Checklist Matrix Organisation     writable

Annex 20 - Facility Description Agriculture

Annex 21 - Facilty Description Animal Transportation - Livestock Trade

Annex 22 - Checklist Agriculture incl. Animal Transportation - Livestock Trade     writable

Annex 23 - Group Description in Agriculture and Members List     writable

Annex 24 - Checklist Group organisation     writable

Annex 25 - Facility Description Food Processing/Preparation

Annex 26 - Checklist Food Processing/Preparation     writable

Annex 13 + 25 - Combi Facility Description Logistics + Food Processing/Preparation

Annex 14 + 26 - Combi Checklist Logistics + Food Processing/Preparation     writable

Annex 27 - Group Description in Retail and Members List     writable

Annex 28 - Checklist Retail - Bulk Goods (central office)     writable

Annex 29 - Checklist Retail - Bulk Goods (Branch)     writable

Annex 30 - Grinding and Mixing Protocol for Mobile Grinding and Mixing Facilities

Incident Sheets (to be sent to VLOG in case of an incident)

Annex 31 - Incident Sheet Feed Manufacturing and Feed Logistics

Annex 32 - Incident Sheet Matrix Organiser

Annex 33 - Incident Sheet Agriculture and Live Stock

Annex 34 - Incident Sheet Group Organiser Agriculture

Annex 35 - Incident Sheet Food Processing/Preparation

General

Information about VLOG-certification and licensing (30 December 2019)

Information on the Use of the "Ohne GenTechnik" seal (14 April 2020)

Information on the Use of the "VLOG geprüft / VLOG verified" seal (17 June 2020)

Standards recognised as equivalent (28 April 2021)

Form for confirmation of staff training (01 September 2020)

VLOG Guideline for Conducting Remote Audits During the Coronavirus Pandemic (28 April 2021)

Feed and Agriculture

BVL-Guideline for Monitoring GMOs in Feed (01 March 2018)

Assessment Aid - at Risk Feed (24 October 2019)

Guideline for Handling mislabelled GMO-feed (10 February 2020)

Testing Requirements for Feed Manufacturing and Logistic (09 March 2021)

Information Certification-Obligation for Rearing Piglets (09 March 2021)

Information Certification-Obligation for Rearing Cattles and Ruminants (09 March 2021)

Information Certification-Obligation for Rearing Pullets (30 December 2019)

Risk grading of farmers depending on the certification status of suppliers (03 January 2019)

Template: Confirmation for Group/Matrix Members (04 December 2019)

Guideline Carryover Test for Grinding and Mixing Facilities (02 October 2020)

Food

Components Guidelines – Recognition of Aromas (30 December 2019)

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

Newsletter certification obligation marinades producer (05 February 2020)

Certification Bodies

Guideline for Certification Bodies, Auditors, Evaluators and Certifiers (14 December 2019)

Application for VLOG recognition of certification bodies (17 January 2020)

Notification sheet for VLOG-auditors, -evaluators and -certifiers (17 January 2020)

List of audits for VLOG-auditors, -evaluators and -certifiers (17 January 2020)

Penalty procedure for Certification Bodies and Auditors (01 September 2020)

Certification Body Recognition Agreement (01 September 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 (23 July 2019)