"Ohne Gentechnik" - Legal base

The "Ohne GenTechnik" seal was created in 2010 by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), and VLOG is exclusively responsible for the administration of the seal. The legal base for "Ohne Gentechnik" labelling in Germany is the EC Genetic Engineering Implementation Act (EGGenTDurchfG). In order to make the law easier to apply in practice and to enable uniform controls, VLOG, with the support of industry stakeholders, has developed a quality standard, the VLOG Production and Certification Standard (VLOG Standard).